After the initial shock... I imagine he thought, "That's a big bathtub! And it's cold!!!"... the baby warmed right up and was a natural. He kicked and splashed. His cousins came to check on him a few times too. They seemed to enjoy having him in there.
And the Doodlebug had fun too. We got her one of those floating bathing suits. And now she says, "I know how to swim too!" (Without the suit, she'd sink like a rock to the bottom. But we'll just keep that between us. Shhhh.)
For lunch, we were invited to a luncheon for out of town guests at the hotel. I can't tell you how nice it was not to have to go out and find something to eat for lunch. We were served sandwiches and cookies. And the cookies were fabulous!! Homemade. Yum! Some friends of the bride who lived locally hosted the luncheon. How considerate! We should all have such nice friends.
The kids ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit, and chips. It was so nice that they considered a menu especially for the kids. I'm tellin' ya folks, it was nice! And it was hosted in the hotel so we didn't have to drive. And the kids even got to eat in front of the television, watching cartoons. This kept them distracted so the adults could enjoy some quiet, undisturbed, visiting time.
And for those of us with kids, we know how rare that is. The room was decorated with quilts. Each table had a different beautiful quilt on it. I was so relieved when my kids chose to eat out in the lobby in front of the TV. I had visions of peanut butter and Cheeto cheese all over those beautiful quilts. Thank God for small blessings.