Friday, January 30, 2009

Wii Got One

Long story short: Scott traded his Xbox for a Wii. Love it! I've never been a big video game person, but the wii is nothing like a traditional video game system. You basically have to be moving to play any of the games. Scott had Tiger Woods Golf on the Xbox and had gotten pretty good with those two thumbs. On the Wii, he now has to stand up and swing his full arm to play the game. This added movement doesn't seem to help me be any more successful at the games, but it does make me more interested in sitting down (well standing) to play.

It will be interesting to see how much we use the Wii-fit part, but I can really see how it is motivating. Every time you log on, it gives you a rundown of how often you have been exercising. As you spend more time exercising, you "unlock" additional exercises and games to try. The hoola hooping is a riot.

Friends, come on over and play!

Owen loves the Guitar Hero accessories. Guitar:

What happens when he tries to climb the drums:
Unfortunately, that scab in in a spot that gets a lot of interaction - hands, utinsels, zippers - I think the scab has been ripped off 3 or 4 times in the past week. Man, chins can bleed a lot!

On a side note: I have "What Not to Wear" on the background, and Nick is recommending the person add bangs to their hairstyle for the 12 zillionth episode in a row. So much for tailoring the style to fit the person.


Shannon said...

I'm really good at Guitar Hero. Have a Wii party!

I am Kate Maxwell said...

How's the Wii fit? Ethel wants one... and I'm wondering if it's worth it.

Cailean said...

Ha! That looks like so much fun! Trading in an XBOX for a Wii is a good idea...we could do that. And that's so funny about What Not To Wear. I used to watch that show all the time. Nick for the most part is a genius but sometimes he gave them a haircut that was SO weird. I will never forget he once gave a lady a mullet.