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This was the first time our family did something for Fourth of July. I believe the past several years we just stayed home. It was a pretty great experience overall, except for the heat.I felt like the heat was just extreme that day.
Initially we had nothing planned that day, but Sean's sister stopped by for a haircut that afternoon. She mentioned that they were off to Warner Center to watch the fireworks and invited us along. I had to wait for Sean to get off work and at first I wasn't sure if he was up to hang out all evening since he was at work all day.To be honest I'm glad we joined them. It was a fun experience and even though I had mediocre "fair food" I at least got to spend some good quality time with the family and Ryu enjoyed himself.
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We followed the kiddies to the playground at the park to have some playtime. Have you ever been to a kids area at a park, mall, or theme park when it's extremely busy? It's like being in a jungle. The playground was full with screaming, yelling, and crying kids everywhere. There were even children in the playground that were my height if not taller roaming around. I'm not going to lie, I was nervous. I don't mind Ryu playing in the play area, but there has been a few instances where Ryu's been hurt by bigger kids and their parents watch as if nothing happened. That is the kind of behavior I can't tolerate and it's not the child's fault. It's the parent that does not say anything about it. Therefore, I just like keeping my eyes on Ryu to make sure that nothing happens on his part or anyone else. We were there for a good minute and it was a bit difficult trying to keep up with which direction the children headed. It was a bit hectic in the play area and I was not even sure how any of the kids enjoyed themselves considering that it was a jungle!
As we headed back towards our area I bought the kids silly string to enjoy. It was definitely a rip off! I purchased it so that the kids could enjoy it. However, there was not much in the can. I felt bad because after a few sprays they ran out and I was very tempted to buy them another can, but I knew that they would be just as disappointed if they ran out quickly.
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I also filmed the fireworks!
I can't wait to do this again next year! If we do not go to Warner Center hopefully we can spend time at another place just as memorable as this place. They had great fireworks! I have not posted all the videos up, but at least you get the idea of what we watched that evening. I enjoy spending quality time with my family. I also love that we get to take Ryu around like this. Growing up we experienced some quality time, but not the way that Ryu is getting to. I just feel very blessed and thankful for everything and everyone good in our lives.