I know this is a little late, but better late than never!
We had an exciting 4th. We started by spending the Sunday before the 4th at a firework show by a local church right by our house.
We got there early, probably a little too early, to get our parking spot so we could watch the show. We ended up having to kill a good hour and a half or so before the show started. Luckily we came prepared! We played with our poppers, played on the iPad and we brought a cooler with milk when things got desperate.
Camden was a trooper. We kept him up a full 2 hours past his bedtime by the time the fireworks started. I think they surprised him a bit. At first he got a little jumpy and begged to get in the car stating "all done" and pointing to the car. With extra encouragement and discussing the noise the fireworks make "Boom". By the end he was much more relaxed and would even point at the fireworks and say 'boom'. It was pretty cute.
I think Camden had a good time, and he learned that loud noises went "boom". So, a few days after, Husband was in the room and let out some gas. It was really loud. And what did Camden say? BOOM!! It was pretty cute.
We spent the actual fourth swimming at the pool with the cousins and having a blast. We went to bed on time on the fourth, had we been a little earlier Camden may have just slept through the racket. But I didn't mind climbing in his toddler bed for a few cuddles to help him relax to go to sleep.
And that was our fourth in a nutshell!