Unfortunately it rained on July 4th so our community had to postpone the fireworks display until the 5th. The girls were bummed because the entire family was together and ready to watch when we found out it was cancelled. I promised them we would return the next day. When we did it was just us. Secretly I was glad because it was an opportunity for us to hangout and enjoy each other and share the experience together.
Aside from the perfect temperature; the tarp we were laying on; and the amazing light display, it was the experience of community that got to me most. All of the people spread out on the lawn or hill together, eyes to the sky, hearts pounding. It's funny how you can share an intimate experience with your family surrounded by a massive crowd of people. This reminded me that moments like this are what I live for as a parent. We encourage you to experience the night as we did on the 5th.