We drove to Oklahoma to be with my family to celebrate the 4th like we always did growing up. Half of Sebastian's birthdays have been celebrated at my grandparents' house and we carried on the tradition of (minor) fireworks at their home and then joined half the town at the city park to enjoy the evening festivities. The kids rode a carousel and the train, made friends with everyone at the playground, and then had jedi laser fights with their glow stick flash lights before we enjoyed the longest and prettiest firework display that town has ever put on.
Sebastian got to enjoy his second and third birthday cakes celebrating with both my grandparents and his other great grandma, opened some presents, and both kids held their first sparklers. Last year we were all in Colorado Springs but since the Waldo Canyon fire was still smoldering there were no fireworks to be seen in town anywhere. We made up for it this year!
It was a truly memorable day for many reasons and one of the most special Fourth's we've had. I hope yours was, too!