We walked to the local beachfront near our house last night to watch a fireworks show. This is the first time my son has ever seen fireworks. It was so amazing to watch the excitement through his young eyes. He kept saying "oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh" and "What's that?" and pointing, laughing and his face just lit up so beautifully.
The show itself lasted about 25 minutes which was just enough for his short 18-month-old attention span. (Maybe a little too long because he was restless about 15 minutes into the show).
Someone down near the beach started a grass fire by setting off their own amateur fireworks session. We watched some of the fire boats come into the bay to water down the grass where the fire was going strong. Fortunately, they were able to put it out pretty quickly and all of us spectators were able to finish off the evening without too much chaos and mayhem.