I swear you are not seeing double. Jaden, one of Lucy's first friends in Taiwan, and her family were in town and we were able to get the girls together for a reunion. Jaden and Lucy are three weeks apart, pretty much the same size, and were both born ten weeks early. We were amazed at how similar their personalities are too. And yes, we've wondered if they're related but pretty much figured out during our background comparison session that they're not. And Jaden's big brother Mikey was a hit with our boys.* Sarah and her family were supposed to join us but her brother was under the weather -- we'll see you soon for sure, Marina.
If we were expecting a slo-mo run, ending in the embrace of long-lost friends, we would've been severely disappointed. Lucy was like, "hey, I know you, right?" (push) and Jaden was like "hey, you look familiar and don't push me." They were cute and eventually warmed up but there definitely wasn't that big moment.
But how much do I love Jaden's family? Ramona is the coolest chick and hubby Mike is such a warm, caring dad who won my heart with the comment that he doesn't get anyone who can have small kids and a clean house. (I think he came up with that one when he got a glimpse of the family room carpet -- man, three kids get messy.)
We're lucky that we get to see them again soon -- next time in Northern California, along with Gracyn, Kimi and possibly another friend or two... can't wait!
*Speaking of our boys, keep those name guesses coming. We'll announce their official names tomorrow!