Fancy Nancy goes on all sorts of adventures. She explores nature, is an Artist, is in a ballet, cuts her hair, runs her own fashion boutique , etc. etc. All of them have some sortof message (be happy for your friend's achievements, be nice to your siblings, bugs are not gross, etc.) and all of them are adorable. We always come home from the library with several of them.
Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer! is her favorite. In it Nancy pretends to be an astronaut:
Learns about the constellations:
And sleeps out in a tent in the backyard with her dad:
And the weather has been... not Stellar. So last weekend we decided to just do it already. Worst case it rains and they come inside. Not like they are backpacking in the wilderness or anything. So we got out the tent:
And Matt set it up (teaching the kids a few new cuss words in the process). They were super into helping:
And consulted the book to know what steps were next:
And then... it started raining. It was just a drizzle at first... so we stood outside debating what to do. And the skies opened. We all ran to the tent. I'm not sure why - our house was closer. I threw the baby in to Matt it was raining so hard. And all 5 of us plus the dog were in the tent while it was raining buckets.
|This is not the best of plans.|
But we made due. S'mores in the microwave aren't as good but they are still pretty tasty:
The next day the weather was beautiful. The tent had dried out from the storms the previous night so we were good to go. The kids spent all day playing in it:
And we were able to do the whole camping thing - grilling out, s'mores,
|I don't recommend camping without it!|
So all 3 of them - girl, dude, and daddy - slept in the tent. The next morning my girl told me this:
"It stormed last night and it was only for a little bit but I think there was lightning and I wasn't afraid. No. I wasn't afraid at all. And I slept in the tent ALL NIGHT!"
Which translated from kid means "I was TERRIFIED but I was brave and stuck it out and I'm SO PROUD!"