Our older kids were on holiday for all of December and January, and although they are rather good at entertaining themselves, we get to supplement that with fun things to do as a family. Jess and Derek got super creative with the stuff Derek brought back from Canada and planned our own version of "summer camp". In the afternoons when the small ones and babies were asleep we gathered all the big kids for group games on the boys' side. They divided the kids up into teams complete and used a point system to determine the winner. They've been going strong since the beginning of December, and we had our piece de resistance to wrap it all up just a little while ago: The Amazing Race.
Uncle Benji explained the rules: there were four locations in America they had to visit - Arkansas, New York, California, and Kentucky. At each station the teams had to complete a challenge while they were timed. The team who did it all in the least amount of time got the most points.
(Do they actually know where these places are? No. Do they care? Nope!)
But first they had to visit me to get their maps.
They were a bit impatient.
There was also some confusion. But they got over it.
The Kentucky Derby challenge with Mommy Jess.
The obstacle course in the subway system of New York with Uncle D.
Acting out movies in Hollywood with Mommy Kayla.
House building in Little Rock, Arkansas with Uncle Benji.
All in all, a success.
Just another day here in Uganda!
PS- Team yellow won both the Amazing Race and the whole she-bang earning a trip to Kingfisher Resort for swimming and eating!