Saturday, July 04, 2009

4th of July in China

A Photographic Journey Through our Independence Day

We spent the morning in old town, shopping for fireworks. Easily had in China.

And the next shop over - rather unexpectedly - I was able to buy 8 American flags. No surprise on the fireworks, but who'da thought on the flags?

We awarded the girls with ice-cream, and apparently awarded a tremendous number of Chinese people with the chance to watch some little white girls.

Seriously, our kids are THE attraction here.

The Chinese do love to gather in a crowd. The next crowd gathered around these two men, fighting in the street. We thought for sure it would go to blows and bloody noses at this point, but this was the climax. Just a simple way to settle a dispute in China.

Home to decorate with our red, white and blue decorations. And then a classic American BBQ in the evening.

Topped it all of with sparklers - a first for each of the girls, and they all loved it.

Happy 4th of July!


Anonymous said...

What fun pictures! Wish we could have joined you! Love you all so much. Love, Mom

Andrea said...

What great pictures! I was just remembering our unforgetable 4th of July BBQ last summer with you all in Shanghai. Happy 4th!

Christy Moo Otten said...

What a fun day! Wish we could all celebrate together!