Posts Tagged ‘wii’

Just Dance 2 for the wii

February 10, 2011

This is what my husband received for his 44th birthday…. a dance video game.  There could not have been a more perfectly suited gift for my dance-loving husband.  He might even learn some new moves to add to the only two that he’s been doing for at least the 25 years I’ve known him.  He is mildly addicted already.  He’s even got the top score on several songs!  And with our eyesight starting to make tiny script undecipherable, the front of this game actually looks like it’s for AGES 40+.  Perfect.

Not only is it teaching dance moves to my husband, but it’s teaching English to our little girl, who is trying desperately to learn English.  We have been home from Colombia for seven weeks now, and she is saying more and more sentences in English every day!  Her words could definitely be labeled Spanglish!  Half and half to the core, mi dulce niña!  The only problem with learning English from a dancing video game is that if you don’t know the words… you make them up.  And when you are making them up from a VERY limited supply of English words that you have learned in 11 weeks, it’s quite entertaining!  Here is my favorite:

Hot Stuff by Donna Summer now sounds like a dinner order at Macaroni Grill:  “Lookin’ for some pasta baby this evenin’. I need some pasta baby tonight …. pa pa pa pa pa-sta-a.”

So cute!

Two Player Bicycle

June 13, 2010

There is a bicycle-built-for-two at the home we’re vacationing in right now.  It had flat tires when we arrived, but when my boys discovered it they rectified that situation quickly… because they have never ridden such an inviting contraption.  They went on their first ride down a paved path that leads to the beach…. but the path stopped and the sand started more abruptly then they anticipated.  They were being followed by another 11-year-old who witnessed the initial adventure.  And an adventure it was.  There was a group of kids at the park/beach on a day camp trip who also witnessed the initial adventure.

After the bike hit the sand, it slowed considerably, but not quite slow enough to disembark safely.  My strong and brave sons went over a small hill and crashed, face first, into the sand.  Their following friend said he saw them disappear and then there was a large cloud of dust.  Keeve appeared over the hill first, raised his hand and yelled to the wide-eyed kids who witnessed the out-of-control bicycle-built-for-two crash, “We’re OK!”  I wish I could have seen the whole trip down the hill… and to video tape it would have even been better.

When they got home, they still had sand all over their faces and shirts and shorts and arms and legs, but were so full of hilarity as they told us the whole story of their trip and wipe-out on the “Two-Player Bike“… like it’s a Wii game for two players.  The bike is the biggest hit yet!  Who knew?!