Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Fancy Shmancy Day

Ever heard of Fancy Nancy? She's the spokesperson for all little girls in tutus, beads, crowns, and sunglasses. The book is adorable, and can be life changing (Marielle refuses to wear shorts now because only skirts are fancy). We're relatively new to the craze, but not so new that a Borders Fancy Nancy Party didn't sound like a great family outing. If you don't know the story, Nancy teaches her parents how to be fancy, dresses them up and they all go out for burgers and ice cream while calling each other darling and sticking out pinkies. The story fit us quite well since Nancy has a Mom, a Dad and a little sister. So at eleven o'clock today we looked like this:

After the festivities we went out for burgers and shakes at In-N-Out. They were pretty messy burgers for such a fancy family, but boy did they taste good! I out-ordered and out-predicted Ryan on shakes since he didn't think we'd be satisfied sharing two shakes amongst the three of us (none of us finished our shakes) and my Neapolitan shake tasted much better than his chocolate. Ryan was shocked to learn another In-N-Out ordering code and accused me of withholding secrets until he became a California resident. What can I say? I thought it was common knowledge. When we finally walked out we were quite satisfied. (That's a fancy way of staying stuffed.)

In retrospect, the party was a lot like my Junior Prom. The real fun was dressing up and then hanging out afterward.

P.S. Marielle ate every Froot Loop on her necklace once we got home.


123 checkoutourfamily said...

Ya'll are such fun parents! I love the "fancy" family!

David Sycamore said...

Which ordering code are you referring to?

Mary Karlee said...

Neapolitan shakes, of course! Have you forgotten?

S+S said...

Amen on the prom comment! And I LOVE in-n-out! love the outfits, very fancy!

Katie said...

I can't believe we missed a Fancy Nancy party! Too cute!

I'm so excited to find your blog! My camera is a Nikon D60...It's been very good to us! My #1 photography tip is www.picnik.com. Have you heard of it? It does everything Photoshop does, but is very user friendly. I love tweaking the lighting, colors, etc.

Hope Santa is good to you this year! :)

Katie said...

Hi Mary!

The girls are darling! And you guys were quite fancy. :) As far as camera tips - cannon. Can't go wrong with a Cannon. They have better lens systems and that's what really makes a difference. Call me or email me if you want more detail. Hope the elves are very generous!

The Hamiltons said...

LOVE, LOVE the pics! You have a beautiful family.