This year for the Fourth of July, we took Alex to the park in the morning, came home so he could take a nap, ate some dinner and then headed over to the Naval Base (where Larry's school is) to watch the fireworks.
We didn't have a great view of the fireworks since we weren't sure where they would be doing them from. Fortunately though, we were far enough away from them that Alex didn't get too scared. He watched them safely from my lap!
Here are some pictures from our time at the park in the morning: