Philippe Mimms’ Best Day Ever. (a post by Anna)

Philippe Mimms visits rarely. It’s not that he isn’t interested or we don’t crave his presence. He’s just incredibly popular and has difficulty fitting us into his busy, busy schedule. So when we found out he had boarded a train straight to our neck of the woods, our minds went wild planning Philippe’s Best Day Ever.

Philippe is coming!

We just heard the news.

Philippe’s chauffeur delivered him, and we began his Best Day Ever with a hearty meal. Lee’s specialty is apple pancakes. In fact, it’s the only thing she cooks. Therefore, for each meal during Philippe’s visit we ate pancakes. Though standard food etiquette was offered, Philippe agreed with us that civility is overrated; consequently Philippe adopted our savage eating methods.

Proof of pancakes.

Proof of pancakes.

Next, we wanted Philippe to get a feel for the great outdoors in our county’s capital. Therefore we went kayaking. While Philippe opted for a single, Lee and I fancied our double kayak with anticipation that we could row with great speed. Boy, were we wrong. Just so happens that double kayaks require immense strength to paddle. Our race against Philippe was doomed… mainly because Lee got bored of paddling.

Kayaking sure is fun when you don't have to paddle.

Kayaking sure is fun when you don't have to paddle.

Philippe volunteered on his own accord to serve as our personal photographer. He knows just how to win us over.

Victory at the Watergate!

Victory at the Watergate!

After kayaking came one of our greatest DC discoveries. The day prior to Philippe’s arrival, we had adventured out to find a photo booth and landed instead at an ice skating rink. The things you find when you ride mall elevators!

What are the odds?!?!

What are the odds?!?!

My skating abilities proved less than stellar. Where Lee slacked in kayaking, she certainly made up for with ice skating. Basically, Lee just pulled me around the whole time.

Ice skating was fun for all.

Ice skating was fun for all.

Meanwhile, Philippe gracefully performed extreme figure skating tricks. He was able to take photos from upside-down between his legs.

Phi's got mad skillz.

Phi's got mad skillz.

After ice skating was the great cupcake mistake of 2009. Philippe returned to our food court table the happiest I have ever seen him, toting a box containing a neon pink Tinkerbell cupcake.

Looks can be deceiving.

Looks can be deceiving.

It was a brilliant joke that soon went awry. After the cupcake had been demolished, all involved agreed that it was the worst tasting cupcake ever eaten seeing as the hot pink icing actually burned the esophagus as it went down. We have blocked this from our memories of Philippe’s Best Day Ever.

Lee's reaction to Tinkerbell cupcake.

Lee's reaction to Tinkerbell cupcake.

Moving on. The day ended with a game of Settlers of Catan. Well, more like four consecutive games of Settlers. Philippe even became the most glorious in Catan.

The Island of Catan lies before you...

The Island of Catan lies before you...

It was Philippe’s Best Day Ever.

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4 responses to “Philippe Mimms’ Best Day Ever. (a post by Anna)

  1. Hmm…perhaps a visit to Davidson (cleverly disguised as a college visit) could be arranged so I too can have a best day ever. Not that I would want to steal my dear cousin’s thunder, though.

  2. Philippe’s best day ever is tomorrow, September 22: school, quiz, homework, a 10 minutes dinner-party (WITH a balloon, a card and lots of love) and Chandler from 8 to 10 pm! Beat that, kiddo! 😉

  3. Hit two thousands yet?
    xoxo

  4. you know it’s sad when Lee is a better ice skater than you!

    hehe, must be all the family skates we went to and hat stealing, eh mimms?

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