Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Olive and Joel's baptism... a little late!

Before our big move to the Cayman's, while all our friends and family were still in town, we decided to have Olive baptized.  She was only 6 days old (the youngest our priest has ever baptized) but we wanted to be able to share it with everyone.  She slept through the whole thing (maybe the good part about doing it so young!) and was such a trooper.  Joel decided to be baptized with her and it made the day a very special one.  After, my parents had everyone over for a little party to celebrate!  It was such a fun and memorable day.  Here are are few pics courtesy of Joel's dad (lissybrenner.com), it really pays to have a photographer in the family!

Olive being baptized.

Joel being baptized.

The ceremony,

Newly baptized!

4 generations of women.

Adam and Nicole, godparents.

Olive and all the men in her life!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pic(s) of the day...

Today's pic of the day is from yesterday morning.  Olive and I went with some new friends to story time and then sat in the grass in the shade and chatted.  It was a great morning!  I  wanted to share this pic of us heading into story time.  More kids than I have even seen!  This island is very family friendly.

We filled an entire movie theater!

Before story time yesterday we had to get up early to take Joel to work so we could have the car.  Someone was not ready to wake up!

And, an exciting update... Olive is starting to fit in her newborn clothes!  Until now she has fit into a small handful of onsies but now we are going to start playing dress up.  I bought this outfit thinking it would be her coming home outfit (for the 4th of July!)  Let's just say it was large!  But now, so cute!!  She was 8lbs 5 oz at her last appointment, chunky monkey!

Look how cute I am!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Beach Baby

Olive is finally recovering from her cold last week (and so is mama) so we were able to go to the beach for a little bit yesterday evening.  Joel took Olive in the ocean and she loved the warm water, the being wet after not so much, but while she was swimming she was a happy baby!  I thought I would share a few of the adorable pics of my beach baby!

Yes, we live here.
If these don't make you want to visit us I don't know what will!  Happy Monday from paradise!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lissys in Grand Cayman-Settling in

Well, we made it!  Joel has been here 2 1/2 weeks and Olive and I have been here 1 1/2.  Can't believe it is already going so fast!  
We loved our time home from China, it was so great being able to share the birth of our daughter with friends and family, but we are also so excited for this new chapter in the Lissy book.  
Getting to the Caymans wasn't so bad.  I had my mom flying with me so traveling with a baby was easy!  Really, Olive slept the whole time!  The stressful part of our move came two days before my mom and I left... our shipment of stuff from China arrived just as the movers were coming to get our stuff for the Caymans!  Needless to say, after ripping open boxes from China to find the things we needed to put in the Caymans pile I may have left my parents basement a mess.  Luckily they were nice about it so I can clean it next time I am home. ; )
Our first week here consisted of looking at homes and driving around getting to know the island.  We had fun with my parents here and our first day with out them was quite a shock.  We had never had to take care of the baby alone!  Lol!  No more handing Olive to my mom when I need a nap.   Oh well, we all seem to be adjusting well.  Olive does have her first cold, that she has passed to me, so our nights have been a bit rough but I think she is on the mend.  And we get to move into our new town home tonight!!  Woohoo!  We have been in temporary housing, while very nice it is also very small!  I can't wait to get into a big house with lots of space to really feel like we have settled in.  When we get in the house I will post some pics of it, it is really cute and a 2 minute walk to the beach!  In the meantime I will share some pics of the last few weeks with you...

Before we left Denver,  my grandparents and Olive.

Our pile for the movers, all baby stuff!  Oops, don't pack the baby!

Snuggle time, sending pics to Joel once he left for the Caymans.

Trying to capture her first smiles.

On the airplane, so snuggly!  Such a good flyer!

First time to the beach and in the ocean.  She was was on the fence whether she liked it or not.

Beach baby!

In our temporary housing, make shift mobile.  Dad is so nice!

Do I like the caymans?  Still deciding.

Snuggles and smiles in the morning.

Watching TV with Grandbee.
One of my favorite things, making faces!
I could stare at this all day and night. : )

Too cool for school.

First day of her first cold, she was comforted by the hammock and dad's snuggles.

Mom and baby sitting in the shade while dad was at work.
And, last week Olive turned one month!  Can't believe how fast time flies.  Stop growing little baby!