Happy, safe Fourth of July?
When I was little, our family would host a huge BBQ in our backyard that would last until dark so we could lie on the grass and watch fireworks. Like a lot of holidays, the meaning of the holiday -- "Independence Day" -- was washed out by the food and drink that accompanied the generic celebration. Still, it marked the start of the summer for us, and here in Portland it definitely marks the start of warmer weather.
Have you explained to the kids the meaning of the day? How are you celebrating or recognizing?