Reese with Charlotte's girls, Rachael (Chongqing, albinism, home November '07) and Raeghan (Guangdong,nsn, home January '05).
There were lots of people there, including many I didn't recognize, but, it's been 6 months since my last FCC event. Sounds awful.
Reese had a great time. She was running around, playing, being almost social. We don't bug her about her stranger anxiety, but we don't oppose friendly socialization. She tended to stay near to one of us (Mom, Dad, or I) and shied away from men, which she has always done. She was, however, very responsive to the women. Not wanting them to hold her or anything, which is great, but engaging with some of our female friends. Talking to them and associating with them. Not locking them out of her world. So that's a step forward. She only did this when we were talking to the ladies, so it seems to be a matter of we trust them, so she guesses she can enough to play with them.