after finding out that THIS year the fireworks weren't going to start until 9:45 (which meant it would probably be more like 10:00), and taking into account how busy the kids have been for the past several weeks, and how tired they were likely to be, rob and i decided that the better part of valor would be to do our OWN fireworks show at home - nope, not with sparklers or with piccolo petes, but rather, with the glow-y necklaces and bracelets that can be put together in several ways.
also, the fairies heard our revised plans and they snuck into the house and got the glow in the dark stones i'd bought and put them outside on our patio table!! sneaky fairies!!
this is clickable so you can actually see the pix a bit better