Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Brain Age and The Party

This has to be the coolest game ever! When it first came out I was like who would want to play that game, but then I read that if you exercise the mind you delay the onset of dementia by a few years. I see what dementia can do to people everyday at work and that's one thing I don't want to put my family through if I can help it. So I started to do Su Doku puzzles again (even got my mom doing them - my dad says he trains his brain everyday so he doesn't need to do anything extra he's so stubborn!) and saw this game one day and decided to pick it up. I've been playing ever since; for like a week already! I've got everyone playing it also. It's fun and a great way to train your brain. If you have Nintendo DS I suggest you get it. Another interesting thing I read on Dementia is that studies show if you speak two languages everyday you delay the onset of Dementia by up to four years. So I guess I'll let my dad slide on not doing daily puzzles since he does speak English and Spanish daily.

My stitching has been suffering thanks to this game and of course I had the baby shower, which might I add the decorations were great! Everyone was giving my cousin and me so many compliments I think that if we got one more compliment our heads wouldn't fit through the door LOL. I have some pictures but everything looked so much better IRL. I also didn't take a picture of the center pieces (I'm kicking myself) but they were baskets shaped as cradles filled with white daisies and some other pink flower. They were really nice! We made a clothesline with real baby clothes and mini clothes pins. And we also made some chocolate lollipops in different baby paraphanalia shapes - I think that was the hardest since we've never ventured down the chocolate road before and the first batch wasn't the greatest but the rest looked great and everyone enjoyed it. Here are some pics of the party - like I said everything looked so much nicer IRL!



I'm off to bed - if I stitch tomorrow I'll update with a progress pic. I think I need to actually see some progress in order to kick start my stitching again. TTFN!

7 comments:

Heidi said...

Looks like you guys all had fun at the baby shower TFS!

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness the shower looks amazing. Im feeling the pressure for saturday now!! Im hoping everyone that comes will get into the spirit of it! Most of my rsvps have been "what's a baby shower? Do i have to bring anything?" aaaahh. My poor friend-she'll be wanting to go back to America after this haha!

Sharon said...

That was a pretty cool baby shower! Really liked the wishing well-haven't seen that before.

Emily said...

The shower looks like it was a lot of fun!!!
I love my DS so much it's sad!! I'll have to get that game this weekend....everyone always raves about it but I was afraid it would make me feel stupid!
I'm sending you an email later today :-)

Cindy said...

The baby shower looks like a ton of fun!! Games can be so addicting!!

Jamie said...

I need a kick start as well - I've just been - out of it... Blah... I also have to clean since the family is coming into town this weekend so I'm just avoiding doing both...

Leeny said...

Hey Mercy!

Sorry, I haven't had the chance to visit in a while, looks like heaps of activity have geen going on! I love that baby shower, it looked like veryone had such a great time, you and your cousin did a fantastic job, hopefully you can fit in one more compliment! Hahaha... And I'm not sure what game Brain Age is, but if you're referring to that Dr Kawashima-something's Brain Training, that game has got me hooked too. Along with Big Brain Academy. I love my DS, I can't wait to get a Wii, although we're being patient and waiting for a black one.

And LOL, I see that I have been tagged, hee hee. That's cool, I don't think I usually get tagged, I'm not popular enough! Hahaha... I will respond to the tag asap :)

Alrighty, I shan't drown you with my chatter, you take care, and I'll drop in again soon! :)

eileen