June 05, 2014 10:55 AM

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Channing Tatum is one doting dad.

PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2013 and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum celebrated their daughter Everly‘s first birthday over the weekend, and the Hollywood superstar is reveling in every moment with his little girl.

Besides cuddling, Tatum says the most enjoyable activity he does with his toddler is getting out of the house and going on hikes with her to explore nature and discover life.

“Watching her experience the world and seeing other kids and people is my favorite thing to do with her,” Tatum, 34, told PEOPLE at the New York screening of his new film, 22 Jump Street, on Wednesday.

“She saw a kite for the first time and she was like, ‘What is that?’ It’s fun to see her experience new things.”

Tatum’s love of the outdoors is evident in his birthday greeting to Everly. To mark her milestone, the proud dad posted a picture on Instagram of her happily standing outside in the grass wearing a precious fairy outfit.

“Happy birthday my angel!” Tatum wrote.

Dewan-Tatum added: “Can’t believe she’s already one! Happy birthday to our little fairy!”

— Paul Chi

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