The festivities started the Wednesday prior when my Aunt Sue flew in from California to be a part of this special occasion and to spend some time with her Great Niece. And that she did. They were able to spend quite a bit of quality time together over the course of the weekend. Sue was worried that Livie would not like her, as she can be picky about "her people". But that was not an issue at all. Olivia immediately took to her Aunt Sue Sue and they hit it off. For some reason Livie was fascinated with Sue's nose so she spent lots of time trying to grab it off of her face...
Following the service we headed back to my mother's house for a celebration luncheon. Both my Aunt and my Mom worked very hard on all of the preparations and it was amazing! The food was wonderful and I think our guests really enjoyed themselves. Because Livie was so exhausted from her busy morning she took a nice long nap while the grown-ups ate and socialized. It was perfect timing.
After waking up from a long nap those who were not at the baptism were anxious to see Olivia in her pretty dress. Since it was such a beautiful day we went outdoors to take some pictures in the sunshine. With everyone watching she switched into diva mode and starting smiling for the camera.
A Blessing From God!