Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wii are giant dorks

We are now the proud owners of a Wii system. We've been debating for months about this, and finally decided to make a concerted effort to find a system (they're still hard to come by, at least in Des Moines). I know, we're nothing special - there have been 6 million Wii's sold world-wide, and for good reason - It's Awesome! We currently only have the standard Sports game (tennis, baseball, golf, bowling, boxing), but even this has been super fun. Malaina proceeded to school me in golf, and Daddy is quite the boxer. Bowling seems to be more my speed right now. I like that there are games for everyone in the family (I'm sure Malaina will flip when she discovers there are Barbie and Princess games), and I like that it's something we can do besides sitting on the couch watching TV. My arms are already sore from boxing and batting! I'm also intrigued by the Wii Fit, which comes out in May. It's a mix of fitness activities (strength training, yoga), and fun stuff like hula hooping and slalom skiing. No, the games aren't cheap, but there are options like ebay and used game stores. I feel a little guilty, as this is a totally luxurious indulgence for a family of starving students, but I have no regret. Ya gotta spoil yourself sometimes, and when it's something for the whole family, it's much easier to justify.

In other news: Malaina has a new bike! The weather has been much nicer in the last few weeks, and she has been begging for a bike. In the interest of motivating her towards family walks, we decided to get her a bike. She's between the sizes for the 2 smallest bikes, and we went with the smaller, as we can raise the seat & make it last a bit longer. She loves riding it on the trail behind the apartment, and I'll bet the training wheels come off by next year.
Justin news: He is outgrowing his 'newborn' size clothing already. I put on a onesie the other day & had to stretch it to make it snap closed. I don't know how long or heavy he is, but he is certainly growing. It must be those recessive giant genes on Matt's side. Malaina took months to fit in to her 0-3 month clothes, so I can only wonder what we have to look forward to with Justin. Thus far, he has been different from her in almost every way. He is now 6 weeks old, and has started smiling at us. He likes to hear Malaina sing to him, and he is a little ticklish. He also slept for almost 5 hours last night!

1 comment:

Suzie Bean said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! My parents came to visit and brought theirs and the kids loved it! especially the bowling. I can't believe Justin is 6 weeks! wow. Sounds like he might be a big little boy.