This is the first year that we haven't made it back to the states for the 4th of July. I was really worried that the kids would miss their usual round of friends and family, parades and fireworks. I think the sting was mostly removed by the arrival of Aunt Teri on July 2nd. Instead of a parade and fireworks we enjoyed a celebration here on the Siedlung. There were no fireworks but there was a lot to do!
The Marines opened the festivities with a flag presentation. What is it about a man in uniform? WOW!
Teri and David suited up for a little sibling rivalry Sumo style. Teri pinned David first. Girls rule and boys drool!
There was high flying fun on the trampoline bungee that had even Teri jumping for joy.
There were carnival games to play with prizes to win, and win the boys did!
There was the usual assortment of bouncers to use up some of the seemingly inexhaustible kid energy.
Cody even tried his hand at bull riding! Yee Haw!
There was also lots of food. Hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, and lots of cotton candy. We may not have been in America for this all American celebration but I think we celebrated in true American style!