Hello, my poppets, today I'd like to introduce you to the closest thing I have to a niece. Please say hello to Fancy Nancy, otherwise known as the Cupcake Princess Monster. You'll have to excuse her complete and total lack of hair, but there was a recent episode of "Fancy Nancy Cuts Her Own Hair While Mommy Isn't Looking" that required drastic measures to repair the damage. Don't worry, Fancy Nancy still thinks she's gorgeous. Her mommy, who is more-or-less-sort-of a cousin to me, asked her yesterday, "Who is the most beautiful girl in the world?" and Fancy Nancy responded (with embarrassing amounts of glee, I might add), "I AM!!" And you know what? She is completely correct.
Fancy Nancy came up to visit Umulu and me this weekend, and here are some highlights from the weekend. Umulu held up her hand in the sign language symbol for "I love you," and said, "Hey, Fancy Nancy, do you know what this sign means?" "YES!" shrieked Fancy Nancy. "It means I... LOVE... ME!!"
We did lots of fun things while Fancy Nancy was here, but probably the best was making cupcakes. PINK cupcakes. I almost threw up in my mouth, but Fancy Nancy has never been happier.
While there were minor disappointments, like when the Dolly Store was unexpectedly closed, Fancy Nancy's mommy was always there to fix all her boo-boos with some awesome Mommy-Power Hugs.
All in all, it was a fabulous weekend. We played witches and princesses, princesses and witches, and princesses and ponies. We galloped around the yard, hid from evil witches who chased us around with tikki torches (not lit, thank you very much), laid down on floatie mats and waited to be awakened by True Love's Kiss, hid in tents, wore giant magic rings and princess crowns, combed each other's hair with spoons, and then settled down to read our favorite books.
There might be better things in this world than spending a weekend with a real live Cupcake Princess, but right now I'm hard-pressed to think of what that might be.