Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Cute Baby Alert

Here's my niece, Annie, modeling her antique christening outfit. I think it used to be her great grandmother's wedding dress. Her aunt, Mrs Linklater, thinks she looks particularly fetching in that hat, don't you?  Annie was one of four kids getting baptized during a candlelight service on Easter Eve. They turned out all the lights and everybody had candles with little drip collars. No we didn't set the church on fire. But I got some wax on my skirt dammit. There was another baby who cried most of the time, but Annie seemed to enjoy it all, including the water stuff.  She even joined in the singing, clapping her hands and laughing.  Considering that most baptisms fall into the Excedrin headache category and most babies who are baptized treat the moment like they're being scalded, things went very well.

The church invited everyone at the service to a champagne reception afterward -- so Episcopalian of them -- but with lots of men in our party, we opted for several bottles of red wine at a steakhouse instead.  


13 comments:

gaboatman said...

Well, you are right.  She is a little cutie!  The steakhouse would have been my choice, too.
Sam

swmpgrly said...

What a doll!

mosie1944 said...

Looks like a very huggable baby.  She's a beauty.

robbush6 said...

Annie would look fetching in a hooded bath towel with a big yellow duck on her head. Look at those gorgeous brown eyes big as saucers! I love a good baptism. There's something beautifully spiritual about watching a priest who doesn't know the first thing about holding babies try to drown them in a bubbling font. Thank God she lived long enough for dinner and wine.

sunnyside46 said...

oh, she is darling
our church did catch fire during an Advent service once.
The ministed & the choir couldnt' see it from the elevated area so they kept right on as the congregation put it out!
Marti
http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings

gabreaelinfo said...

She looks like a doll.

:)

Gabreael

suzypwr said...

I love that outfit. Someone did some beautiful work.

xoxo

judithheartsong said...

she is just lovely! Look at those lashes. Doesn't an ice cube rubbed over cloth remove wax? I think I am channeling Emily Post or someone today.... :):):) judi

belfastcowboy75 said...

Cute kid. Cute aunt. Pass the Cabernet.

realitycheckmco said...

She has severe case of cuteness.. It's terminal I am afraid.
M

wh1368 said...

She is beautiful!

shaz19743 said...

That ickle babys got cute karma oozing out of her ......makes ya wanna go sniff baby talcum ! Love that baby smell ! Shes a real bonny wee lass x

youngmommy2009 said...

she is cuttiey that  for sue