May 11th, 2008


Happy Mother's Day!

Or, as our bishop put it, "Happy Daughter of God Day." We have a neat bishop.

Today we spent most of the day at Mom's place, of course. We went over there while Mom and Steve were still at church, which turned out to be a very good thing, because then we could give Celeste and Sarah their souvenirs without bringing up any awkward questions about why didn't Steve get anything. (The honest answer is that we have no idea what he would have liked, except for the Rubik's cubes, and they were pretty expensive.)

After they got there, Steve started some stuff cooking, and then we all gave Mom our presents. We got her a handkerchief and a pretty pearl necklace thingie in Japan, Sarah got her a recipe organizer thingie, and while Mom loved all the presents, we think Celeste won with her family tree photo display thingie. It was shaped like a tree with little picture frames hanging from the branches like fruit.

It's gotten to be a standard practice that whenever we have dinner over there, the Twins eat grilled cheese sandwiches. Only this time, I mentioned that my favorite cheese is mozzarella, so Mom made me sandwiches with that (though come to think of it, I don't know why we sat there and let Mom cook for us on Mother's Day; what is our problem?). It was an interesting experiment but I decided that grilled cheese sandwiches are best with American cheese after all.

Then we got out the puzzle we bought in Japan. It's called a Disney All Characters Puzzle, and it was Awesome. The main picture is like the wall of an art museum or something, with all these pictures featuring Disney movies and shorts, and they really did have a lot. Though come to think of it, I don't think they had any of the flowers and trees, from the famous Flowers and Trees cartoon. They also didn't have Tarzan, despite having Atlantis and Treasure Planet, and Twice Upon A Christmas, which came out after Home on the Range, which also wasn't featured, so I guess it wasn't only a copyright issue preventing Tarzan. Well, maybe it was with Tarzan, because Tarzan's awesome, but probably not so much with Home on the Range. Still, they even had the Black Cauldron, and Suzie the Little Blue Coup, which we are now thoroughly convinced those insane and annoying cars in Kingdom Hearts II were based on. We'd keep saying to Celeste, "You know those cars? Don't they look like Suzie the Little Blue Coup?" and she'd be like, "What?" Oh well.

But it was really neat, because we all got to pick movies to work on, so there wasn't any confusion. I did Beauty and the Beast, Fantasia, The Three Musketeers (Mickey Mouse version), and Twice Upon a Christmas. Hm, they didn't have the Great Mouse Detective, either. But they did have Oliver and Company and The Fox and the Hound. (Remembering as we go.)

And then Sarah's boyfriend called so she left, and then Survivor started, so Mom left, so Celeste, Athena, and I finished the puzzle about half an hour into Survivor, and Mom came and looked at it and we all oohed and aahed, and then Celeste didn't want to watch Survivor so we came home. And now I'm tired and don't really want to continue the Japan report, but maybe now would be a good time to talk about Pooh's Hunny Hunt, because, since we hate spoilers so much ourselves, I want to take consideration of anybody who might be like, "Don't just tell me all about it! I'm gonna go on it myself!" And this way it will be easier for them to skip it without missing anything else.

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In summary, Japan's Winnie the Pooh ride kicks our Winnie the Pooh ride's butt. Though ours is very cute, and I like how it sways back and forth.

Today I'm thankful for shiny Disney puzzles, the awesomest Winnie the Pooh ride Ever, getting lots and lots of chocolate today, Tiggers, and mozzarella cheese.