We weren't going to go out of town for the 4th, but we decided to at the last minute. We headed up to Idaho and the kids had a great time hanging out with cousins, as usual. We had a weenie roast, went to the parade, played baseball in the yard, did LOTS of fireworks and firecrackers, went swimming at the city pool, saw the fireworks show at night, and played a LOT. Garrett was at the peek of his fussy stage and he and Mom spent most of the time camped out the bedroom as she tried to get him to eat and sleep. As a result she dived deeply into the Harry Potter series (reading kept her sane during that difficult time) and she became an absolute HP addict. Overall it was a great visit and we're glad we went!