We spent a quiet evening at a neighbor's house for 4th of July. I hesitated on taking the kids to see fireworks because I really didn't feel like trekking to the park with 4 kids and no help. I also wasn't thrilled with keeping Christian up past his bedtime. Cranky babies, fireworks, large crowds, and a pregnant mom to keep it all together just don't mix!!
Granted, our fireworks display wasn't so grand; but it was enough for my kids. They got to eat cake, play with the neighbor's dogs, and drink soda. That was big enough thrill for them!