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Well this weekend was a doozy. The snow started late Friday night and by Saturday afternoon NYC was covered from top to bottom. It was too cold to get the kids outside, so indoor activities was a must. I figured it was a great time to catch up on some family bonding time, and let the girls decide what they wanted to do. We had suggestions from crafts to video games, board games to movie night – and we decided to aim to do it all in one day! Besides, we weren’t going anywhere.
Our first family game was for the Nintendo Wii U. I’ve always been a fan of Nintendo because a) I grew up with it and have some fond memories and b) it allows the entire family to play. Mario Tennis Ultra Smash allows 4 players to get together and swing out a game of tennis. There are various game modes to choose from for every player in the family. My 3 and 6 year old maneuvered their characters with ease. They didn’t have to swing their controllers in order to make contact with a ball, which is a huge plus for me- I imagine controllers would have flung out of their hands too easily if that was the case.
After a few rounds of Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, everyone was ready for lunch and on to our next family activity. A paper craft with our favorite Super Mario Characters to celebrate the launch of Mario & Luigi Paper Jam on the Nintendo 3DS! Check out the link to see how our craft came out, and to read our review of the new game which features Mario & Luigi playing side by side.
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