I'm thunderstruck by the comments on the shawl and thank you all very much. Of course, the weekend was not about the christening shawl, it was about the christening, so here's a look at that.
1. A Meeting at Mugglefest
Friday night, while Abigail snoozes for a bit at Grandma's, we pay a visit to Mugglefest, Portland's extremely impressive re-creation of Diagon Alley. Various Hogwarts figures are wandering about signing autographs. To my great surprise, Professor Dumbledore addresses Susan and Phil by name and the three pose for a portrait. As we leave, Dumbledore shouts, "See you soon!"
2. Bath Time
On the morning of the big day, Mom and Dad give Abigail a good dunk in the tub.
3. A Contemplative Moment
As she waits to be dressed, Abigail asks herself, will that bald paparazzo never leave me in peace?
4. We Meet Again, Professor
We arrive at the garden where the Big Event is taking place. I whisper to Susan that at least I don't have to worry about a church roof falling in on me, to which she replies that I could still be struck by lightning. The service begins. Do you recognize the minister, this time with his own facial hair?
How many kids can tell their friends they were christened by Albus Dumbledore?*
*I am still reading Deathly Hallows, so DO NOT REVEAL PLOT DETAILS IN THE COMMENTS or I'll hurl an Avada Kedavra at your stash. I mean it.