This is one of the really positive things the internet can be used for without getting gooey sweet or preachy. Bravo.
not bad for a first
I'll chime in along with everydaycombat below, in that the voice acting could have been turned up a notch or two - it did seem a tad "flat" emotionally, but I still thought this was a cute animation. Hope your Mom enjoyed it, and I hope we'll see more of your work here in the future! *Yoink!*
The story was actually pretty endearing! I could tell you spent some time on this. I'm sure your mom loved it.
As you continue to make Flash movies, I'd suggest adding a little more emotion to the vocals--cartoons, especially with a silly premise such as this, can benefit from a little over-acting. Don't underestimate the aesthetic value of backgrounds, either. Unless it's pertinent to the story/location, anything is better than a plain white background.
Anyways, cute overall. Definitely fulfilled your purpose, I hope? Keep making movies!
minja + pool + balcony =
Nice from your part :)
The story was very well elavorated and it had its moments. I think your mom will really love this animation you made for her. Congratulate your mom from my part, lol. Tell her a stranger from the internet says HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Just kidding, that would be kinda perv... anyways, nice animation, keep 'em going! I really liked the animation