It took us a really long time to clean up from the party this year. We weren't really that motivated to clean again. But we were excited to light off the rest of the little roman candles and bottle rockets that we didn't get to light the night before. Jasper was not that excited about how loud fireworks were. When we went to buy them at the firework stand they lit some off for us so we could see them and he freaked out. (During 4th he liked them as long as he covered his ears.) That's why they threw in some free lanterns! So we lit those too! Now we want to make our own. They were so fun! The kids loved them. But I'm glad we didn't release them on the 4th, we wouldn't have seen them in the dark and they probably would've gotten blow up by all the fireworks. Plus this way each kid had a chance to let their own lantern fly away by themselves. And they were the main event of the evening.
The cool-looking dead fireworks burning in the fire.