We spent the 4th of July at home this year. When we moved out here, everyone told us that fireworks were a big deal, but we couldn’t have anticipated how big. We heard fireworks every night for a full week, and the actual 4th of July was like a war zone. Booms were coming from every direction. It turns out that Broady and Nathan were pretty terrified of the fireworks, so it made for a long week.
The evening before, we went down to the First Fridays event with free music and kids activities. Nathan liked the race car.
On Saturday morning, Hannah and I did a flag craft.
That evening, our neighbors had a party and we went over there. There were lots of kids the same age running around. We had a really good time. Here is Nathan and his friend from across the street.
They loved the trampoline!
Here is Nathan preparing for fireworks. Our neighbor put on a pretty good show, but he had one fall over and shoot towards the crowd and start a small grass fire. That was the tipping point for Nathan and I had to take him home. It was probably for the best because I found Broady in a full panic when I got home.
Hannah liked the fireworks. She had a big time at the party. I think she ate about a dozen cupcakes.
This looks like it might become an annual neighborhood tradition. Hopefully Nathan likes the fireworks better next year!