Today, in Singapore anyway, is the 4th of July. Actually, it just recently turned the 4th of July in the US also. Although I do like the British :), this is day back in 1776 that our leaders signed the Declaration of Independence and we gained our independence from British rule was a pretty big deal. It’s our birthday. We are 236 years old.
I pulled out everything red white and blue I could possibly find. I have a box here in Singapore that holds all of my little American flags (and Texas flags) and patriotic ribbons and such. My mom gave me about a million USA flag plastic cups and on occasions such as this I am so happy to have them. I have two pieces of picnic table cloth looking fabric that are red white and blue that actually came from Cambodia and I bought some balloons. Every time we go back home for visits I end up picking up something patriotic. This past trip the timing worked out for me to get the Old Navy 2012 American Flag t shirts. I just can’t help myself. We are having a few friends over tonight to help us celebrate our country’s Independence Day. Even though it’s a holiday for us, our guys still have to work since it’s not a holiday here but I’m really looking forward to a fun couple of hours eating and hanging out with a few our fellow Americans.
Anna printed out some fireworks and flag coloring pages for the kiddos that are coming and we have some confetti poppers. I think I have some sparklers somewhere that I might dig up and we can do them one person at a time on our teeny tiny balcony or maybe one of the parents can take the kids outside to do them. We’ll see how that goes. We went out to Marina Bay this past Saturday and let the Singapore National Day rehearsal give us our 4th of July fireworks. It didn’t disappoint although we really missed the infamous grand finale. I think it must have been too early in the rehearsal season.
On the menu: Hot dogs and brats, chips, baked beans, watermelon, ‘nana puddin’, and I found these really neat red white and blue berries on another blog I read and Anna and I made them. So easy and so yummy, we cheated and ate a few.
I’m ready to eat!
Happy birthday, America!!!