Our city typically holds their Fourth of July celebrations on July 3rd. With the Fourth falling on a Sunday this year, they opted to hold them on the 2nd this year. We had intended to go watch fireworks in the city with my in-laws and some friends of ours, but it rained most of the day. We were a little worried that the field where we watch was a going to be too wet so we decided to invite everyone to our house for our own celebration.
Amy and I also decided to make some brownies for some very yummy brownie sundaes. Afterwards, we decided to let the kids lick the remaining batter. Finally, when it was dark enough, we set up the camping chairs and Ryan and Jeremy went to work on a really great fireworks show. The kids had so much fun! Mikayla, Matthew and Gavin watching the show.
The excitement is practically pouring out of her face, isn’t it?
Gavin kept saying, “Boom!” whenever the firecrackers went off.
He also tried to blow them out afterwards. :)
Amy and Ryan have a new baby girl, Madelynn. She is three months old and is absolutely adorable! She did so great during all of the commotion and noise. I think she was mesmerized with all of the lights.
The guys did a great job on the firecrackers and even had a nice little “finale.” As you can see by the kids reaction, the night was a total success. We even think they were may change our normal pre-fourth tradition into this one. We had a great night and would love to do it again. :)