Like last year, we went on July 3rd to fireworks in nearby St. Joseph. The fireworks display is shorter than our St. Cloud one, but the traffic is not as crazy trying to get home. Obadiah clung hard to Mitch's neck, but he loved them. Last year Malachi was asleep during the whole thing. This year he fell asleep before they started, but we were able to wake him up when the first "boom" went off. :)
On the 4th, we went to the parade in St. Joseph with our friends, the Emersons.
The kids had a BLAST. They loved it, and got lots of candy.
After the parade, we gathered at our house for a grill out and a traditional water-balloon fight.