The weatherman got it right this time, we had rain upon rain, upon rain. We got a trip to the waterpark in on Saturday before it really started pouring, but both Sunday and Monday were far from sunny pool or beach days. We made the best of it, spent some time inside making treats with the girls and relaxing around the house, snuck out when we could, and even though it wasn’t our typical kind of outing, took a trip to the beach to walk around and explore. It was actually kind of nice that it wasn’t crazy hot and the girls loved looking for shells and getting their clothes completely covered in sand. 😉
And the fireworks. Sunday night, we rode our bikes to a friends cookout in the neighborhood and they set off a few after dinner. Which set Waverly off into a corner with her hands in her ears. We decided to leave before she really melted down, and of course, as soon as we were riding off (with both girls in the bike trailer) about 20 fireworks went off at once, for at least four minutes straight. Poor little Avalon was bawling, wondering why the hell she was out two hours past her bedtime, in a bike trailer, in the dark, with crazy loud noises surrounding her. And Waverly was sitting there pissed off with her hands in her ears. Parents of the year.
So by Monday, we definitely decided we would leave before the show, which we did, and watched some online while we drove home. Without sound.
Hope you all had the most wonderful fourth ever!!!!
PS – Thanks to a friend for recommending these headphones to help with the sound. I wasn’t able to get them in time, but will definitely be using them next year, these seem like a great option if your babies aren’t into the whole fireworks tradition like mine!