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2000: Year of the Draggin'

Go to 2001: A Little Odyssey

In the beginning...

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Elias Gabriel gleefully waving to the camera on September 1, 2000.  He weighed in at 7 lbs 12 oz (3.5 kg), and his height when theoretically standing was 20.5 inches (52 cm).

Karen was a force of nature in the delivery room, although Eli decided to come out through the window instead of the front door.  Meanwhile, the whole family waited attentively...
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Eli is named after his great-grandmother's sister Edith (nee Albert) Greenberg, and his great-grandmother Gustava (nee Tyber) Fiks.  They are pictured below with Aunt Edith on the left and Savta Guta on the right.
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Daddy was there at 7:22 am to show Eli to the world:
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Here is our hero on September 5 right after arriving home:
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Eli had his bris on September 8, 2000.  Below are some photos from that momentous day:

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Eli with his cousins Alec and Mia:
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Eli and his admiring public:
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On September 23rd, U.S. Congressman Rush Holt came to consult with Eli on matters of foreign policy and the quality of American day care facilities. Eli gave Holt his enthusiastic endorsement for the November reelection campaign, seen showing his trademark "Toes Up for Rush!" in the photograph below.  Congressman Holt happily prevailed in one of the nation's closest races for the year 2000 (perhaps you know of another).  We like to think Eli put him over the top.  See Congressman Holt's site at
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Here is Eli on October 9 when he started to smile and laugh:
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Eli was spotted by the paparazzi in early November of 2000 wearing his custom made tuxedo and Italian sunglasses.  According to court papers filed by the photographer's attorney, Eli yelled, "I SAID... NO PICTURES!" before spitting up on him and jumping into his limousine.
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