After the baptism, the whole gang headed to the Thurston's for a wonderful dinner and birthday party for Thomas (whose 6th birthday is actually tomorrow) and . . .
. . . for Gus, pictured here with his gift from his namesake, Grandpa Morgan
I've never, in my life, seen a child more thrilled with his birthday gifts than Thomas. He received 2 "Kids Bop" cd's that brought on the biggest whoop of joy and dancing around the room witnessed by man. Uncle Dwight immediately put on a cd and the dancing began. I videoed it all and am attempting to put that on the blog so that you don't have to take my word for it. We'll see if it works. If not, you must all come by to check it out, because it is hillarious!
This is the video, but at this point it isn't playing, so I'll see if it starts once I actually publish my post. (keeping my fingers crossed) Bummer, it didn't work. If anyone has any hints for how to do it, let me know.
Gus' dad, Anthony, took care of both ordinances for him.
He got lots of support from his handsome brothers. So did Ella, but unfortunately I didn't get a picture of her with her brothers, but they were there in full support.
These kids also had their grandparents from both sides of the family and aunts, uncles, and cousins in galore all there to witness this event. What made the day even more special, was the fact that Gus was baptized on his birthday and that he and Ella were able to get baptized with a cousin. Those kinds of things make the day very memorable. It was so great that the Esplin's made the effort to travel to Boise so that we could all be in on this wonderful day together. But it didn't end here. Tune in for Part 3 to see what happened next.
I've learned that a double meniscus-ectomy can be a big owie!
The doctor was nice enough to give me a copy of these pictures of Saturn he took during the surgery. For some reason he thought they might help me to understand the problems he discovered while scoping out my knees!
I'm still trying to figure out what these marks on my feet were all about. Gus says that the nurse took her 2 year old in and gave her a pen to play with to keep her quiet. She did a bit of scribbling on my knees, too.