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Thanksgiving 2007...
Here are a few pictures of our Thanksgiving weekend. We started off with Thanksgiving at Sarah's family's house on Thursday, then went up to Kevin's grandma's family house on Friday, and ended with a fun day as a family on Sunday at the train museum in Sacramento. It was a fun weekend and it was great getting to see everyone and introduce Eli to a bunch more family and friends who had been anxiously awaiting his arrival.

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Thanksgiving at the Hoff's with the Grensteads...

...the Tarbets and the Patricks...20 people in all.

Eli and Katie enjoyed all the people

The beginning of Eli's first Thanksgiving meal

All Kevin's relatives gather around the table

It was great getting to see everyone

Eli poses for a picture

"Oh, you wanted me to sit AND smile?"

Isn't this cowboy hat that Bruce, Sharon
and Scott got Eli too adorable?

He thought that he was pretty hot stuff especially once we took off his shirt (he does not like to be too warm)


Eli and Great Grandma

Eli finally got to meet Auntie Marilyn

(back row left to right)
Great Grandma, Matt, Marilyn, Bruce,
Scott, Sharon, Gerhard, Kevin
(front row left to right) Papa, Gaga, Katie, Great Grandpa Derrick, Sarah, Eli

Eli has mastered getting in the rocking chair

Eli and Katie pose for a picture at the train museum

One of the model trains at the museum

They love holding hands and exploring together

The model trains were fun to watch go around the track

Our friend Brian was displaying his trains here with his club and invited us up to see them all. Thanks, Brian.

Upstairs at the museum they have a big area of Thomas the train toys for the kids to play with.

Katie liked the observation area for the Thomas train

Eli mostly liked just running around under the table

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