Our Fourth was what I’d call another freestyled Fourth. We did add sparklers and Pop-Its ($2 a pack, woohoo) to our little celebration and in true Sheena fashion, window clings ($1 per sheet, woohoo x2) on the fridge. It took Jayden a while to learn how to use the Pop-Its, but they were a hit. He’d drop them on the ground without much force and when they didn’t pop, in a concerned tone, he’d say, “Try again” picking them back up. When the Pop-Its did pop, he’d proudly exclaim, “I did it!” He held a few sparklers (under parental guidance of course), but he didn’t seem too interested in them. He was more so confused. I’m hoping that next year, he’ll be a little more excited about them and I’ll be able to find some that burn slower with an extended stick.
Chicken and burgers were on the grill. I also made a little spaghetti and potato salad, and we had these for dessert. I accidentally charred some of the burgers and it kinda charred my mood :(. From late afternoon ’til dust, Jayden and five other kids on our strip played in the backyard. Things got a little too loud for my liking on a day I planned to relax on, but they had a blast playing together, sharing each other’s toys, and catching fireflies.
By the time the fireworks started, Jayden was worn out from all the playing and ready to go inside. He fell asleep at the beginning. Aw well!
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