The night before the 4th, we were able to watch our city's fireworks from our front porch. We were able to see some of them above the trees. We decided not to go to them because I wasn't sure how Benjamin would react and we were able to keep him on his bedtime schedule and I wasn't sure how Jacob would react as he has been having issues with loud noises bothering him recently. So we decided to watch them from our house. Rebecca and Jacob loved watching them and Rebecca kept saying "This is awesome!"
The next morning, on the 4th, I spent the first part of the day cleaning and decluttering Rebecca's bedroom. Then, we headed out to my parent's house for a cookout. I told my parents that I wanted to provide the food so that they wouldn't have to worry about it. I brought over hamburgers, seasoned chicken thighs, and hot dogs, oriental ramen slaw, blueberries, triple chocolate pie and a coconut cream pie. My mom made pasta salad and had chips and melon. I will say it was a very relaxing afternoon/evening.
Sunday, we went to the Children's Garden again and just spent some time relaxing. The kids had a great time and we saw more frogs which made Rebecca happy. Overall, the 4th of July weekend was very relaxing and just what we needed!