The Fourth of July just isn't the same without fireworks, but we knew we wouldn't be able to go out and see any shows this year with Sloane only being one week old. Luckily, with a fireworks stand set up just outside our neighborhood, we were able to meet our pyrotechnics quota for the night by having our own little show in our backyard. Camaron swung by the stand while Fox was napping and bought a few little fireworks that came highly recommended as not being too scary for a two-year-old:)
We started off the evening's festivities with burgers from Joe's Farm Grill, because grilled food must be consumed on the Fourth. We then watched the ever-classic film Good Burger to celebrate our independence. Afterwards, we headed out back and threw poppers everywhere. Fox was a HUGE fan of this. Kid loved the poppers. Next, we lit some weak smoke bombs. They seriously lasted maybe 17 seconds. So weak, but pretty while they lasted. Fox had a lot of fun with these too ...as did Camaron (as evidenced above). It was still too light out to set off the bigger fireworks, so we went inside to eat some snacks and wait for the sun to set more. Fox was not happy about this ...which actually made us happy, knowing he was having so much fun and didn't want a break from it.
Eventually, it became dark and we were able to enjoy the rest of our little fireworks show. It was such a great, relaxing day. I love when we get to celebrate holidays and make new memories with just our little family.
p.s. Sloane slept through basically all of this.