Joel and I bought the Kinect Friday night and have had a blast with it. For those who don't know, Kinect is a video game (yes, shocking!), but it is one that reads your movements, so there is no laying around on the couch just giving your thumbs a workout. You have to use your whole body to control the game and let me tell you it is quite the workout. My legs are sore today from all the jumping and lunging I did yesterday. The other cool feature is that it takes photos of you during the game that you can access later. These are some of the photos that it took. Tyler can actually play the games pretty well too. He gets a little excited in his jumping, (don't know where he gets that from :).
Last week, we had parent teacher conferences with the boys' teachers. Pleased to say that they both had excellent reports. Ty's teacher told us that he is a really good friend. She can pair him with anyone and know that it will go well because he has such a talent for being friends. All the other kids in his class enjoy him and want to play with him whereas with some of the other kids there are fights or hurt feelings. Joel and I have also noticed this with Ty. He makes friends so easily. Deke's teacher told us that he has such a sense of humor. Some of the things he says or the way he'll look at you. He is quite the cut-up. Both kids are awesome and it's always nice to hear another person see some of the same things that we've seen in our kids.