A good friend called last minute with tickets to an Alaska Flag Day BBQ just down the road...she has 2 girls adopted from China and we've talked a lot throughout the process.
It was a great time...outside, classic American fare...hot dogs, potato salad and chips. Everyone was perfectly happy. Balloons, face painting, ice cream and great music in the background. The kids held pretty tight to us at the beginning, but were running around, free and happy by the end.