|The Girl- July 4, 2007|
|The Girl and The Boy- July 4, 2008|
Independence Day is a big deal in our family. Every year, six to ten smaller family units gather at my mother-in-laws house and coalesce into one ginormous wall of sound (and watermelon, and sparklers, and Washers).
|The Baby- July 4, 2010.|
|The Boy- July 4, 2010|
It was a tradition that began long before I joined the fam and, if we do things right, it will continue long after the little ones have little ones of their own.
|The Baby- July 4, 2011|
|The Girl- July 4, 2011|
But this year, we are taking a brief leave of absence from the annual July Fourth festivities in our town.
We're heading to Little Rock, to the biggest fireworks display our kids have yet to see.
We're going downtown to a rooftop for a first-ever family event: The Peabody Hotel is hosting a cookout and fireworks-watching party!
Each ticket to the Rockets from the Roof event include valet parking (valet parking! in downtown Little Rock!), a full meal (with dessert!), private roof-top space for optimal fireworks-viewing, face painting (for the kids, or, possibly for the adults who've visited the cash bar), balloon animals, and more fun stuff. The Peabody will also pipe the live music in from Pops on the River.
Tickets are $45 for adults, $25 for kids 6-11, and children 5-and-under are free! (click that big ol' link to purchase tix)
The best part, y'all? I get to give away a family four-pack of VIP tickets! VIP means you're awesome, but it also means you get all the fun that evening PLUS the very best seats on the roof when it's time for the bright night show.
|The Duckmaster and Friends|
You want in?
Leave a comment here, or on chasing my Bees' facebook page over the weekend, sharing your favorite Independence Day memory. On Tuesday, I'll announce the winner and you'll be heading to dine with the Bees and the ducks!