Each morning we get up and head to the hotel restaurant and Niki and I cross our fingers and hope it is a buffet. Some mornings it is and some it is not, and every time we see it’s a buffet we look at each other and say, “Yes! Buffet!” The reason is that ordering is not easy here and the buffet just offers so many more options for the kids. This morning was a buffet so our day got off to a good start.
The morning was spent coloring, jumping on the trampoline, and watching a movie. This afternoon I told Niki (as the kids where watching their second movie of the day with an expected third sometime tonight before bed) are we bad parents because they watch multiple movies a day right now? Nik smartly responded, “No, there is only so much we can do each day at the hotel and these movies are saving our sanity and the kids, its not like we will be doing this when we are back in the states.” So that made me feel better, but don’t judge us to harshly for watching two or three movies a day!
After the movie and some more play time it became time for lunch. They make the best soup here! The other food is good, but not special. Their soup is special! Nik and I just love it. Today was cream of mushroom with vegetables and other times we have had a really good tomato soup and an amazing coconut and carrot soup (sounds not so great, but it was the best!). So the next time you are in Kampala make sure to hop over to the Esella Country Hotel and order some soup J
This afternoon we found out that the court ruling that we received made it to Kampala today, but apparently the register doesn’t think it can be typed and prepared until the end of next week. This is very frustrating as we cannot go to the Embassy until we get this document. I think both of us wish they would get it to us so we could type it for them and then return it for the stamp and signature, but it doesn’t work that way. Our lawyer is trying to do what we can to hurry things, but he told us to be prepared to not go to the Embassy until Friday of next week or the following Monday.
We went swimming again this afternoon and the kids had fun, but Moses is still not sure about swimming. He likes being in the water, but when we try to get him to kick and such that can help him start learning to swim he gets very anxious. It is very understandable, but we are working on it.
We introduced the kids to Legos, today! They had a blast and Claire is still playing with them, right now. As we were playing altogether this afternoon Claire got us started in a lovely family rendition of The Lion Sleeps Tonight. It was something special!
Playing with Legos for the first time!
Travis made this football stadium. Someone is REALLY ready for college football to get started!
Claire made this while we were blogging.
Tonight we had dinner in our room of Easy Mac, granola bars, and goldfish, not healthy but very cheap. Wish we had a kitchen and didn’t have to pay so much to eat out for EVERY meal. After dinner we promised the kids milk shakes as it was listed on the desert menu and we told them Ice Cream as a milk shake is Ice cream in the US….. well that is not true in Uganda, it was more like strawberry milk and was not thick at all. It was very disappointing! We haven’t had really any desert while we have been here so we have been aching for it!
Tomorrow is a big day! We are going to the Entebbe Zoo! It’s supposed to be pretty good, and then Little Donkey again for dinner. Will hopefully be a great day! Please keep praying for the embassy process!