Uncle and grandpa on Mom's side. Clio loves the balloons.
They arrived surprisingly alert to have been in airports and on airplanes for the better part of 24 hours. Clio didn't seem afraid of all the strangers at the airport to meet her. She is extremely social and engaging. Uncle Wade drove their car, with the car seat already installed, to the airport so that Clio took her first of many jaunts in her own car seat. She did not so much as whimper until they carried her through the door and she came face to face with the other residents of the house--three dogs and a cat. She wasn't too pleased by the animal part of the family and gave in to fatigue. She took a bottle and went immediately to sleep. As all three were 14 hours off of Denver time, we left them to recover from sleep deprivation and went home content that our sweet Clio, now an official U.S. citizen, spent her first night in her crib in her private bedroom. Accustomed to sleeping in a room with 300 babies and for the last 11 days in a hotel room with two adults, this will be the first time in her ten months of life that she will sleep alone in a room by herself.
The proud Mom and Dad with a clingy Clio Mei.