Two BIG events today:
Sasha's baptism and Hunter's 1st birthday party
Not exactly a crazy frenzy going on in the house, but everyone was doing his/her part to do this and that before we all went to the church for the baptism.
Before we left for the church the house swelled again with the arrival of Keri's other sister and her son from Idaho.
We loaded the foods/tableware in the car. We hopped in several cars and went to the church in Three Forks. The foods were brought in the kitchen and Keri's sister started cooking the rice, so by the time the service was over the rice would be ready to be served along with chicken.
Keri and Edith went over to the church last night to set up tables and did the decorations. This is what it looked like
Sasha looked so beautiful in her white dress.
|Hunter napping before the service started|
|The Traver family after the baptism|
We met the bishop and his family and were led to the room where baptism is held in.
The conductor lead the service with readings and prayers. Keri's sister conducted the singing. Then all the children were invited to come up to the front to witness the baptism. Sasha's dad, Dustin baptized her.
Then Sasha's grandmother (Keri's mom) came up and shared her testimony with Sasha. Keri's dad and sister took turns interpreting the whole service.
Next was to give blessing to Hunter. He looked so so cute in the white outfit. Keri's dad and her brother-in-law served as witnesses. When it was done Keri's dad then confirmed Sasha giving her the Holy Ghost.
We went to the other room where lunch is being served. Keri chose Hawaiian Haystack. What is it, you may ask? It starts with a rice base then topped with chicken and chicken gravy. Then there are many different toppings, such as coconut flakes, mandarin oranges, chow mien noodles, peas, diced tomatoes, green onions, chopped celery, slivered almonds, etc. Each person gets to choose what toppings he/she wants on top of chicken and rice.
After the lunch we cleaned up the room and the kitchen, left the church and went back to the house. It started to drizzle a bit.
HUNTER'S 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY
Hungry Caterpillar was the theme for Hunter's party.
|Here is Hunter!|
|Keri's mom and Hunter|
|Top: Zella & Nikkol|
Bottom: Sasha & Conner
|The Birthday Boy!|
|Hunter was a surprisingly polite li'l Tyke! We expected him to make a mess of a special "Smash" cake made especially for that occasion, What did he do?? He very politely picked the caterpillar from on top the cake and ate it with obvious enjoyment. Then took his hand and patted the cake gently and put some frosting into his mouth. We were hoping he would grab a handful and crush the cake, that didn't happen. He was such a polite boy, so well behaved!|
|Dustin cutting birthday cake|