and then washing off in their pool
It was our first 4th of July in the U.S. since 2001, and we were so excited to shoot off some fireworks, until we found out it was illegal within the city limits. So, we bought a few packages of sparklers instead. We let the kids stay up until 11, which was when we thought the local fireworks show started. At 10:45, we were driving towards the park and saw hundreds of cars driving in the other direction. So...we drove home and lit our sparklers, only to find out that 4 packages of sparklers is really not much at all. Good thing for our kids that we wanted to show them a good time, huh? Maybe next year their parents can be better planners.