The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays and this year it was even better. Last year Mack was almost 1 and wasn't so sure about sparklers, and he was also in bed before any of the big firework shows happened. This year he's a night owl and wanted to be involved with everything! He ran up and down our sidewalk with the little snap fireworks, and wanted me to light sparklers for him over and over.
We did some fireworks with a few of our favorite people and he kept saying, "WOOWWWW" over and over. My joy was watching him experience these things. Toddlers are the best!
Saturday night we went to the Bees Baseball game and I wasn't quite sure how Mack would do. He LOVED it. The pitcher on the mound would be waiting to pitch the ball and Mack would yell, "GO!" He's definitely a people-watcher and loves baseball. Just like his mom! The Bees game had fireworks afterwards and I was totally unsure how Mack would do with the aerial fireworks but he was so excited and yelling. About 3 rows of people sitting in front of us had turned around to watch Mack enjoy the fireworks, which happen to be more entertaining than the actual firework show!
We had a great weekend with family and friends, swam at the pool, BBQ'd lots and played cornhole with my family. We stayed up late, we ate all the treats, we played hard, and we felt pretty lucky to live in a country that allows us Freedom.
(Having an extra day off work was pretty great, too. I never complain about the days I get to pretend I'm a stay-at-home mom.)