This year the bambinos seem to have a love-hate relationship with sparklers. 2 love. 1 hate. Nevertheless, we had a great day remembering that despite all of our many differences, and all the work that still needs to be done to make this world all that we wish it to be, we’re lucky to live in a country that has allowed us to be a family. A strong, proud, inter-racial, adoptive, 1st-generation-immigrant FAMILY. And tonight we celebrated our freedom with a First: we had ice cream — and nothing but ice cream — for dinner! (I should admit: we had a big lunch, and we’re in the midst of a heat wave!) Regardless, it was fun (and we learned that although Meera hates sparklers, she loves hot fudge sundaes!). Happy 4th y’all!