We had a great time this fourth of July. We went to fireworks on Friday night and Alex loved them. First of all, the fireworks were at a golf course so while we waiting for it to get dark, all of the kids were playing in the sand traps. (Jami, this would have been a nightmare for you!) So, Alex joined right in and dug in the sand, threw it in his hair, down his shirt, inbetween his toes, etc. He had a blast!!! He just ran and ran and ran until he literally asked to go in his stroller and "go night-night." We put him in his stroller and walked around until the fireworks started.
As the fireworks began, he signed "flower" because he thought they looked like flowers. He then started naming all the colors he saw; "Blue, yellow, green, purple." He was saying "boom" and just staring at them until we decided to go ahead and head back to the car to beat the rush. Then he said, "More fireworks." It was great to see him enjoy them!
Saturday morning we headed to a local parade. It started with all the police cars, firetrucks, and ambulances. He was mostly looking forward to the candy. When they started throwing candy, he went and picked it up, but then wanted to eat it all right away. Unfortunately, we didn't want him to eat a huge back of candy, so he was a little disappointed. Overall though, he had a great time. He loved the bands that were there too.