Today, hubby and I decided to have a little 4th of July celebration with the girls, as part of our efforts of bringing them up in both the German and the American culture. We had to postpone our plans for the 4th because of other engagements. Today, after I got out of work, I bought some bread and a melon and headed home to prepare the picknick I'd planned. It was later than I'd wanted, because work was just crazy busy again, so I didn't get to prepare the full spread I'd planned but rather made sandwiches for everyone, cut up the melon and packed the blueberry muffins I'd baked for my colleagues for Independence Day. Once I'd prepared everything, we grabbed the picknick blanket and headed out for the nearby playground. We all enjoyed our dinner and as a little surprise I had gotten sparklers for everyone. I think the hubby had the most fun with them while the girls were still a little suspicious. After dinner the girls went to play and the hubby and I relaxed on the blanket, talking about each others day. We let the girls play a little longer than usual, and after they were done, they went down to sleep tired and happy. It was a little unfortunate that none of our friends could make it out to join, but we still had a fun little party with just the four of us.