Miyabi, Thanks for writing! I'm glad Cocoa and Kurumi are well.💛Most people have a barbeque (grilled steak or other meat, plus potato salad, and maybe corn) for Independence Day. However, because I'm a vegetarian, we had pasta with fresh vegetables in the sauce. Delicious! There were fireworks on the bay, which we could see from our living room (we live one mile from the Pacific ocean). The beach is just down the hill from us. Warm wishes from your friend, Amy🐶🐶🌻🌞🐇🐾