Ellie, by the way, is doing especially well with this transition. I did not expect this! She was very comfortable in her role as the baby of the family, and does not like to share. But, she is doing great. She is really gentle with Christopher and doesn't seem jealous. Incredible!
And -- much to my surprise -- Christopher didn't even flinch when the fireworks went off. Perhaps he has seen or heard them before since fireworks are used in many Chinese celebrations, too.