Yes, we did sparklers before dark.  Mostly because this momma was exhausted and not feeling well and was asleep by 8:30 pm.  The kids went down at normal time and Jason woke Belle up to go in the backyard up on the hill and they watched the fireworks together.  Don’t worry, next year with three kids we will be more exciting – I promise hope! 🙂  I don’t think the kids minded though… they had a good time with the sparklers. 🙂