Sunday, June 21, 2015

We are a full half a month week late. Sorry.


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This is Music City after all. In the summer there are SO many free concerts and music events. You can go hear music in a park nearly every evening all summer long--certainly every weekend evening! We've been enjoying the Dragon Park Music Sundays

Hamish loves the dragon and the playground there. She especially likes the concrete tunnel which has been the site of a few photo shoots.

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The music has been fun, and it's close to some great food. We even found The Manimal's name in the license plates decorating the deck at MacDougals.

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On Saturdays, the Musician's Corner at Centennial Park is an even bigger deal with an acoustic and main stage, Kidsville, local artisans, and food trucks. Yum. The timing for Musician's Corner is not ideal: 12-5:30 is right around nap time, but we had time to hear a three performers, eat some really, really good sandwiches from the new-to-us food truck, the Steaming Goat and finish with Jeni's ice cream and a snow cone before anyone melted down.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

We were introduced to Fancy Nancy Clancy when Margery came to visit last August, just a week or so before The Manimal joined us. Hamish had never read a Fancy Nancy book, and she was hooked! Nancy likes fancy things, particularly words, and so every Fancy Nancy book is a vocabulary builder. And she's also all about bows and ruffles and lace and tea parties and all things innocently sweet and girly. I was not sure at first, but I'm a fan now.


I joined the mailing list for the Nashville Children's Theater after Piggie & Elephant, and when I saw that Fancy Nancy the Musical was coming for one day and that there would be a Parfait Party (that's fancy for ice cream!) afterward, I jumped on the tickets. Meg and Mary Clark have been Nancy fans as well. We have a story book, but she grows into chapter books too. In fact, they gave us our hand-me-down Nancy costume. So we made it a Fancy Girls' Day.

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Ashley had gotten the girls matching dresses a while back, and this was a perfect opportunity to wear them. Matching monogrammed dresses are fancy. Meg was only disappointed that Hamish's sandals were white, and not gold like theirs. I'm not sure how fancy Ashley and I were, but we had three very excited girls on our hands.

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The musical was very cute and well done. Hamish asked a lot of questions in her stage whisper, but her attention was glued to the show the whole time. And no one shot me dirty looks afterward, so I guess it was ok. 

At the Parfait Party we got ice cream sundaes (Hamish got chocolate with gummy bears), chocolate-covered strawberries, and Italian sodas.


Since Ashley and I have been being fancy together since we were born, it is so much fun to have our girls do things like this together.

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