We were able to go to OKC to celebrate the 4th with the Dodson clan, and I think it's fair to say that we had a pretty perfect holiday. The kids swam in the afternoon, built forts, made water balloons, performed a few experiments (thanks to Jack), ate some wonderful food, and ran up Mimi & Papi's big hill about 100 times. The adults were worn out watching! The weather was amazing, and it's always fun to catch up with a few Roswell Dodsons as well as the Carlozzi family that were there to celebrate too.
We were pretty lame on our own fireworks, but the sparklers seemed to plenty of "fire" for 9 kids under the age of 7. When is finally got dark, my parents house is situated just perfectly that we were able to watch Frontier City's fireworks display as well as a nearby Country Club.
We ended our time there is a bang too...Ethan got sick the next day (of course), so we drove home earlier than expected. It was really sad leaving early, but we had to keep reminding ourselves of all the fun we packed in in the day and half we were there. Thanks Mimi and Papi for hosting a fun 4th of July celebration!