Fireworks at Lan-Oak Park

My husband was born on the fourth of July.

My kids also really like fireworks.

All this means is that July fourth is a huge day in our household. The weather is usually perfect, around 80 degrees. We can finally turn the AC system on and the kids aren’t in school. I always make a big point to celebrate my husband’s birthday the right way. When we lived down south, it was really difficult to party. July usually meant temperature in the 90s and we all hung around indoors. After we moved to Lansing Illionios that all changed. Lansing is a perfect place for families. My kids have tons of things to do like go to the movies, bowling, play golf and play at the park. It is a safe location with great weather. If you want any city stuff, Chicago is less than an hour away. I love how Lansing gets into the fourth of July though. I always joke to my husband that they celebrate his birthday every year. Lan-Oak Park does a big fireworks display on the Saturday closest to the fourth of July. My kids get all excited for it. We plan a big park day and bring a cooler loaded with gatorade and snacks. The kids sometimes kick a soccer ball around or fly a kite. My husband and I attempt to read and sneak in some sips of wine. By the time the fireworks roll around we are ready to end our evening. I know it is a good birthday for my husband every year.


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