We had a terrific welcome home party where we got to see many of our friends all at one time. Since Sue's nephew Alex is here, I bought a sugary-cereal (basically junk food in my opinion) that the kids would really enjoy, called "Froot Loops". You can see the giant sized boxes available for big families here!
At an American party, there are not performances like a Chinese party; people gather in small groups and chat. Here are George, and Kelly, (outside), talking with my brother-in-law, Balin (inside).
Our little blond nephew, Sam.
The kids finally got out of the pool to get something to eat!
John and Tanner, having some sweets...
The little boy from across the street came over and watched the big boys in the pool...
LEFT: Madeleine, the daughter of Jack's 2nd grade teacher, and RIGHT: a friend of a friend who came with his sports gear on - very American looking!
Sue's mom rented some big tents for us to have shade and protection from the bit of rain that fell. It was a good place to sit and keep an eye on the kids in the pool.
Maria, Nathan and Henry Flurry. Henry was Peter and Jack's music teacher before we left.
Mrs. Koons and Ms. Koons - so many blondies at this party!
Ken Walker and Marc Darr, drinking beer and watching the boys in the pool.
Playing hoops in the pool - yes fouling is allowed!
Hmm, I don't think you'd see this kind of play in the NBA!
Cassandra grew so much while we were gone! I can't believe she's 13 already!
Most people had left by 9pm or so, and the last person left about 11:30! The sun set on a wonderful day, and we'll leave the cleanup until tomorrow!