Happy Independence Day!! The 4th of July is one of our family’s favorite holidays. It includes most of our favorite things; family, friends, cookouts, the pool, and ice cold drinks. With the 4th falling on a Tuesday this year, our favorite fireworks display in our community decided to celebrate early on Saturday, so we did the same.
We rounded up our closest family and friends and threw a pitch in around our pool. It was a beautiful sunny day in the mid 80’s. We decided to make marinated pork steak skewers and homemade mac and cheese. The pork steak skewers are Cooper’s absolute favorite. They were quite a crowd pleaser as well. It was a great day to hang out by the pool and enjoy the day with everyone.
Once everyone had their fill of food we started loading up the Jeeps to head to fireworks adventure (Colt stayed home to snuggle with Grandma). Our favorite spot is on a neighboring golf course. The course is closed down and everyone brings their own lawn chairs and blankets and sits on the fairways to view the show. The fireworks show is quite spectacular, however, just as spectacular is the laser show that accompanies the fireworks. Sitting on the ground and looking up on the laser show is mesmerizing and brings a whole different experience to the fireworks. Cooper is always amazed at the lasers, as are the adults!
Besides the fireworks and laser show there is plenty to do at the fireworks display. For the kids, there are inflatables, games, and plenty of light up accessories. Local business and food trucks set up shop to sell their goodies. There is even a beer garden for adults. It is such a great environment for everyone in the family.
One of my personal favorite things they do is at the start of the night. Everyone is asked to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance together; followed by the National Anthem and GOD Bless America. For me personally, this is such a great thing to teach our kids. On our way over to the display we took a few minutes to talk to Cooper about what the holiday means and why we are celebrating. I’m sure it is hard for a 5-year-old to comprehend how lucky he truly is to live in our great county and have the freedoms that we take for granted every day, but we made sure he knew it wasn’t just about fireworks. We also always try to remind him that our military men and women make all of this possible.
The fireworks were great as usual, everyone had an absolute blast. After our small adventure we headed back home to get some much needed rest. The rest of the long weekend looks about the same. Cookouts, family, friends, drinks, and some much needed pool time. Thanks for taking the time to check in on our adventures, we really appreciate it. We hope everyone has a safe and adventurous holiday weekend.