We celebrated the Chinese New Year with a group of adoption friends down at Jan's house near Sloan's Lake...and Ruby's family showed up, just ten days home from China!
Ruby is a star, very advanced at nine months with several large teeth, a calm and social personality, and many vocal and coordination skills.
Kris was sweet enough to bring gifts for all of the new parents, and QQ was thrilled to open hers.
QQ and Ruby sharing lolly-pops.
QQ and LaoLao.
Rebecca's daughter Samantha has grown by leaps and bounds, and was very solicitous with the little ones! Not to mention that gorgeous hair that she's grown in the past couple of months!
Jeanenne is a kid magnet, and QQ gravitated to her right off the bat.
QQ and Samantha sharing shirts.
Ruby doing a gratuitous supermodel pose. Or maybe she was doing a little late-night yoga?
Jan's gorgeous holiday table, with the addition of Kris's red envelopes, in honor of the season.
Egg drop soup, dumplings, and egg rolls, followed by Jan's deliciously flaky steamed fish.
Kim and Ruby, enjoying the spread.
Good food, good wine, and good company.
Jan communing with the Q.
QQ and Samantha, getting to know eachother.
How cute is this? The book actually belonged to Ruby, but it was swiftly confiscated by the older kids!
Barb has a sweet way with the little ones.