It is amazing how busy the first week of February has been! February 1 was the Super Bowl for which we host a party for each year. However, for us -- the game didn't start until 2:30 Monday morning!
|Our guest room - used for sleeping and the teen game room|
|4 other missionary families joined us to watch|
|A projector comes in handy for watching with a crowd|
Tuesday began with Keith walking across the street to attend a presidential campaign rally that he had been invited to. The vice-president showed up around noon, so we thought that because of his attendance, that the president wouldn't be coming, despite the schedule listing him for a 12:00 appearance. However, President Museveni did come at 6:30! It is very unusual for both the president and vice to appear in the same place, so we aren't quite sure how we were privileged for this honor.
|This is the presidential motorcade outside of our house|
|This is the darkest Ugandan newborn I've seen; |
usually they are closer to my skin coloring than to their mom's
|5 Sisters: Abigail, Ruth, Esther, Sarah, Martha|
Thursday began preparations for Shae-Lynn's birthday party and also a trip to town for passport photos for Keith, Shae-Lynn and myself. The lady at the photo place began taking the photos, and I told her that she needed to zoom in closer for it to be the proper size. After waiting 15 minutes for them to be developed, a man told us that he needed to retake them as the first batch didn't turn out right. Evidently, the lady didn't listen to me!
Friday ended up being a no-school-day as we cleaned and prepared for Shae-Lynn's party. "Mystery" was the theme she wanted, so black and white were the colors with question marks the main decoration. I came up with four games that all had to do with Shae-Lynn and questions about her.
I had gathered baby and kid pictures of our family and the other two families that came, so it was great fun guessing who was who. The snacks were placed in brown bags with question marks, so whatever bag they were given was what they got to eat and drink. Also, in the middle of each cupcake was a surprise of a peanut M&M or a chunk of a Snickers.
|Her Rice Crispy Cake - a BIG magnifying glass to fit her mystery theme|
As you can see, we have a great time here in Uganda, and we are privileged to share our lives with so many others. Thank you for praying for us.