As most of the Embassy staff will be working the official 4th of July reception tomorrow, the compound community party took place yesterday. Last year's was a pretty sad affair, so this year a few folks decided to take matters into their own hands and try to make things a bit more festive. We had a children's parade, a chili cook-off, and a barbecue outside the Marine House. I made cupcakes (egg-free on account of my daughter's allergy, but the frosting was legit and delicious). Here's the photographic proof.