This morning, Maddie, Mom, and I drove to Bellevue to see Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet at The Theater at Meydenbauer. It was fabulous. Before the show, the illustrator of the Fancy Nancy books (Robin Preiss Glasser) signed a book for Maddie, and let me assure you: she was fancy. Her handbag was on the signing table next to her, and it had a bajillion beads and buttons all over it. Maddie was a little shy about meeting her, and I assumed this would be the case with the other meet and greets during intermission and after the show.
We found our seats, and Maddie demanded that Memere read her new Fancy Nancy book before the ballet began.
The ballet was wonderful. So was Maddie. She sat through the whole thing with more patience than she did the Paddington Bear movie (that we left halfway through – she wasn’t keen on the parts that had too many humans and too few bears).
During intermission, she met a mermaid, and was not shy at all.
Maddie loves mermaids. She’s been asking for a Little Mermaid third birthday party for ages.
She practiced some of her own sweet mermaid moves in the lobby before it was time to go back to our seats.
After the show, the dancers came out to take photos with the kids, and Maddie was all over it.
There was a major line to meet Fancy Nancy and her BFF Bree, but Maddie wanted to brave it so she could meet them. She was so psyched when it was finally her turn.
Best face ever.
Very happily, Disney’s just announced that they’re making a Fancy Nancy movie and TV series. Maddie is going to be over the moon.