How does something that takes weeks to plan only take 48 minutes to finish? Aw, but it was so worth it! After weeks and weeks of anticipation, the big day finally came. Three teams of four girls and one adult all arrived on time, the weather cooperated, and the race was a blast!
Malachi was our host, and did a fabulous job. With the Amazing Race theme song playing, he came running out and read his spiel with the best accent. All the girls had big smiles! As soon as he said, “Go,” the teams ran into their cars and some drove off, only to discover the first challenge was right in our own yard; stacking wood! (Free labor — bonus!)
Daniel and I stayed back to prep food, while three awesome moms took of with the kids. Here are some of the pictures they sent:
Daniel created the final “Pit Stop.” Allison’s team won, coming in at 48 minutes! (Not nearly enough time to prep all the food, but we made it work.)
Just like I had done 7 years earlier for Daniel’s Amazing Race birthday, we had an International Feast after the race. Our basement provides the perfect set-up for a party like this!
One fun thing about teenagers… they will come up with their own games! No need to do any additional planning. 🙂
I’m not going to lie… I am glad it’s over! I am also so thankful it went so well. My sweet girl is blessed with such amazing friends! Happy birthday, Allison!!!