This is our second year staying up for fireworks on the 4th. The kids were too little/scared in the past but this year they were ready for a late night party. We celebrated with neighbors and had a fantastic time. The kids ran wild until about 11 pm. Oh and please forgive the grain and blur of some of the darker pictures. My sweet camera was flexing its muscles at a super high ISO of about 25,000. I have limited practice shooting in the dark but I really didn't want that to hold me back. I love all these sweet memories--grain and all.