Okay, so it’s true: I’m not a huge fan of the 4th of July. I just think it’s such a waste of money to buy fireworks. Boom, boom, boom. There went $20. So we don’t typically spend the 4th setting off fireworks all day and night. Besides, they are super dangerous anyway.
This year we did buy some sparklers though. I read somewhere that you can keep your kids from burning their hands when the sparklers burn down by putting them in a container of play-doh. So that’s what we did. As you can tell from the photos, the kids were only mildly amused. $2.44 pretty much wasted. Oh well.
We did have an amazing water gun fight though! For Father’s Day, the kids got Papa a super huge water gun and we finally got a chance to try it out. Of course, Max used it more than Papa, but I guess that was to be expected.
We decided the kids were still too little to go to the park and stay out super late to watch the city fireworks. If you think I’m mean, you’ve obviously never spent the day with my kids after they stayed up way too late the night before. So instead of going to the park, they got to watch the fireworks from Papa & Ee’s back porch. Next year, we’re going to take them to the park with us.
And since Josh and I had a kid-free evening, we hopped on our bikes and rode to the park. We laid out on a blanket and watched the fireworks show. Whoever was in charge was apparently on their game that night. A huge storm was rolling in, so they started the show before it even got dark. Just as we started pedaling home, it started raining. We were soaked by the time we got home, but it was a great way to end the night!
And now, some photos from our day…