About 2 weeks ago, our family went to the Draper Temple open house. We ended up taking Hunter with us because we thought he would be just fine. Well, everything was going great - he was cooing and grunting and he just loved the temple! Josh kept showing him all of the pictures of Jesus and he was loving every minute of it... until we got towards the end.
I'm not sure if it was because we were walking so slowly or that it was too hot or what, but he just lost it. He started whining and screaming, so we thought maybe he was hungry. So in the middle of the Celestial Room, Josh started to make a bottle. Each family member had a duty - whether it was holding the formula can while Josh scooped out of it or holding the thermos with the water in it - everyone helped out. There wasn't really anywhere to stop to the side to do this, so all of this was happening while we were meandering through the Celestial Room! I bet people thought we were crazy (or possibly disrespectful...)
One of the ushers did say, "hey, we all got to eat, right?" That made me feel a little better about the situation but it was still pretty embarrassing. Josh then got everything all mixed up and got Hunter in the feeding position. I didn't think it could get any worse but then Hunter started choking on the bottle and wouldn't eat it and just started screaming! At that point, it was pretty bad, so we asked one of the ushers if there was any way that we could just leave. They showed us a back way out around all of the people and we got out of there. As soon as we were out of the temple and away from all of the people, he was completely fine.
So, I guess Hunter will be able to say that he is probably the only baby who had a bottle in the Celestial Room at the Draper temple!
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