The girls find Independence Day a very long day. They ask constantly how much longer until the fireworks. It's sad but in Miami we have very little fanfare for such a huge day. There are plenty of fireworks in the evening but very few parades during the day. So for the kiddies it's all about waiting. When we finally made it to dinner time and I lit the BBQ they were raring to go.
I took the girls to a relatively small display this evening and about 10 minutes after we arrived and found a fabulous little spot it started pouring with rain and thundering so we made a mad dash for the car and waited it out. Fortunately our favourite spot was still available when we returned as it was on the grass and nobody else wanted to sit on wet grass. We had a semi-waterproof blanket and were fine.
|Waiting for the fireworks, before the rain.|
|still waiting after the rain|
|adding lots of glow sticks to the mix|
|what they looked like an hour later|
|ahhhhhhh. It was hard to take photos as I had Rosie on my shoulders|
|After the display I broke out the sparklers for Rosie because she loves them|