We took the kids to the water park, took in a parade, cleaned out the garage, finally found shoes for the boys to wear to the upcoming wedding, made s'mores, caught fireflies, watched fireworks, and then we collapsed.
At least Jeff and I did. The kids somehow have boundless energy.
Amelia was the only one who stayed up for fireworks, and she didn't like them. We just went to a neighbor's for a few backyard fireworks. She didn't like the noise and the "things shooting out." So, she pretty much disliked everything about them. She disliked them even more when one went off sideways and streaked by us. It wasn't that close, but she was really freaked out then!
When we got home I discovered that Sam didn't like the fireworks either. They were too loud and he cried and cried. He was asleep on the couch with Jeff, but apparently he was pretty unhappy about all the noise. I guess he and Amelia should have hung out in the basement together.
Hope you had a very happy Fourth!