Despite the usual pops, cracks and shrill whistles that encompass Independence Day, our holiday was exceptionally quiet. It was almost like Christmas Day in our neighborhood, still and devoid of people--it was kind of weird, but nice.
Granted, you did hear firecrackers going off periodically throughout the night, but it seemed like everyone but us was out of town this weekend.
We enjoyed the day together, cooking out on the grill (tuna steaks and grilled corn, yum!) and playing in the kiddie pool. We lit a few sparklers for Soren, which made him smile. Of course it was carefully supervised.
There's a big Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival going on in our town this week, where they have old-fashioned 4th of July parades and activities, but it was in the 90s yesterday and we didn't feel like paying the $12 fee to get in. Plus the festival closes at 6pm, and there weren't any fireworks in the evening.
With a 2 year old who crashes in bed early, we decided not to hit any of the local fireworks shows. But the sparklers were still magical for him.
How was your 4th?