Sunday, August 5, 2007

Big Girls Don't Cry

Your kind thoughts and wishes for me, mean so much. 

Russ had me in tears.

You are all so kind and wonderful... made my day, which otherwise has been a quiet one.  Just trying to rest up for the week ahead.

Hubby had what I like to call a brain fart on Friday night.

My mom's friend Mary had given the kids $50 each, because she had been so ill over the last year, and she had missed seeing the kids for holidays and birthdays.  Silly really, but you have to know Mary to know, there was no stopping her from doing this.

So, Hubby's grand idea was that the kids pitch all that money in to buy something, we pay the balance as Hammer's birthday gift.

What was that something you ask?

A Wii. 

Pronounced 'Wee' like, we swing the controllers around like maniacs and try to not hurt each other or break things while playing.  Ugh.

The original 'plan' was no Wii until the basement was finished.  But, thanks to water damage, and lack of funds for the proper waterproofing, that may be longer away than the original plan.

And, thanks to funds being tight, there is no vacation this year other than going to my cousin's wedding in Indianapolis. 

So, that basically made Hubby feel guilty, turned him a bit soft, and there you have the result.  A Wii.

Hubby set it up last night, after we came home from the barbecue.

The kids LOVE it.

I am still developing my opinion of the game.  I will let you know. 

So far, it seems okay.  The kids actually get a workout while playing.  No broken glass yet, only one accidental injury.  I am still not 100% sure yet though.  lol

Hubby seems to love it as much as the kids. 

Men and boys... the toys grow with them.

be well,
Dawn

 

25 comments:

eml625 said...

I just read another journal where they bought a Wii......do you read Jeanne?
Some great photos of her kids playing.
It looks like alot of fun.
Enjoy your night.
Ellen

tenyearnap said...

I'm not really sure what a Wii (WHEEEEE!) is but it is cool that everyone was able to pool their gift from your friend instead. Your family is cool. --Cin

helmswondermom said...

My kids are planning on a Wii in December.  I hope nothing gets broken in your house or in mine!  (Love the Garfield!)
Lori

coelha said...

Well, at least the Wii will keep them entertained...  My kids haven't mentioned anything about a Wii YET..  My daughter when she younger was so excited with a video game that she hopped right on a glass coffee table and went through the glass.  Keep all glassware away from the Wii system!!  Hope you are feeling better--take care :)  Hugs - Julie

deshelestraci said...

I have two friends with Wiis.  They all love it.  My hubby loves it when we visit them too!  They have this one game where you spin a cow over your head and then fling it.  So sad.  Poor animated cow.  I hope the family enjoys it!
Love the Garfield!
Traci

alwaysireneann said...

Dawn ~ I just wanted to tell you, you are inspiration.  I appreciate your words and humor.  You are in my prayers.  Hugs ~ Irene
http://journals.aol.com/alwaysireneann/meet-me-at-the-breakfast-table/

tendernoggle said...

DO NOT KNOW WHAT A WII IS...BUT IT SOUNDS AS IF ALL ARE ENJOYING IT! HOPE NO ONE GETS HURT! LOL
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

astoriasand said...

You sound to have had some good fun .I hope nothing ends up through the computer screen LOL!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Whoops Sooooooorry!! Crash LOL!! Love the garfield animation LOL!! Take Care Have a great Monday.God Bless Kath
astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

mleighin21st said...

That Garfield is toooo funny.  I wish someone would bring ME coffee-lots.  Hope you all have alot of fun with the WII, it was nice that they all pooled their money like that.  You have a wonderful family.   Keeping you in my thoughts.
                                        Leigh

erarein63 said...

Glad you're feeling better.  Caled is asking for a Wii.  I said "talk to Santa".  "Santa" has basically said probably for Christmas.  We'll see, lol.  Have fun.  De ;)

toonguykc said...

I used to pronounce the Wii as "why" and had no idea that was incorrect.  I hate being old!!!!

xoxo
Russ

cacklinrosie101 said...

LOL..you answered my question, Dawn.  I figured hubby would also be playing and loving it.  Have a good one.  HUGS  Chris

chat2missie said...

We have a wii and love it!  My favorite game is bowling.
Missie

glensfork4 said...

we have the xbox360 instead....Have a great fun filled day...

Michele

littleluvbugs10 said...

i just wanted to let you know that my family will be praying for you! I was also woundering if you knew about the National Fine Arts Festiville in Indianapolis. My church is compeating there. I just thought i would let you know. good luck at the wedding.

jckfrstross said...

have a good week:)

Deb

ktkamanski said...

Thanks for sharing your answers with us - I have seen the game WII, but figure my home is way to small to have that kind of activity going on! If they could make it work outside ~ Priceless! Hope you have found some comfort and that your feeling much better! Have a great day!
Katie
http://journals.aol.com/ktkamanski/HappyBeingMe/

psychfun said...

Wow that sounds like fun. I am addicted to Wallace & Grummit on my niece's PlayStation 2! HA!

rdautumnsage said...

I only wish we could be half the friend you are to many of us. Love your graphics today way cool!! As for men and their toys, They are kids in an adult body. I'm looking around my house at various guitars, amps, pedals......oh yeah, a big giant kid if I ever knew one. (Hugs) Indigo

cherry2sweet2eat said...

right the wii that straps had to be recalled because many people reported "Flying Wii's" I dont buy games anymore i used to it just seems like a waste of money to me now i used to love them.

gazker said...

Wii is realy popular over here, theres been a few smashed TV screens, so they come with a strap now, so they don't fly out of your hand. Parents are buying them by the shed load here cos its the only way to get kids to excersise, they love it!
Gaz

inafrnz247 said...

Oh, someone would definitely lose an eye around here with that kind of game!  I've heard stories!  I like the concept of staying active with the game ~ like with Dance, Dance Revolution.  The attraction to games is so strong for kids these days, and they are so expensive, but in moderation, I think they can be a good thing.  Especially if it brings the family together, which is a truly blessing in any regard.

Hope you have a week of smiles!

Michelle

sdoscher458 said...

Never got into playing games other than simple little ones but I know they can be addictive. Enjoy though...love, Sandi

emabecmar said...

a Wii sounds fun. ((((hugs))))
Cindy

nay0114 said...

We been thinking about getting one here too.
Take care, Chrissie