The fourth of July is quite a big occasion in the Dorrance home. I have always enjoyed the 4th - the cookouts, parties, yard games, and fireworks are some of my favorite summer activities. Dylan has followed in his mommy's footsteps as he loves it just as much. We have been taking him since he was one, and he has loved it ever since!This year we spent the 4th doing a cookout with my parents - hamburgers, pasta salad, fruit salad, corn on the cob, and peanut butter pie for dessert! Mmmmm! To our disappointment it rained all afternoon but that didn't kill our spirit! We drove to Woodland Park to give their fireworks a try but they were canceled due to the rain. Dylan sobbed - you would've thought we had ruined his life! So we ate a late dinner at a hole-in-the-wall pizza place where they play live music. We then made our way back down the mountain and up the highway to the Air Force Academy where we enjoyed their fireworks. It was chilly and wet but it was well worth it to see the kids' faces light up.