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Eli's First Baby Shower ...
This past weekend, Katie and Sarah went down to Santa Cruz to go to Eli's very first baby shower, put on by Chesney and Amanda. We had a lot of fun visiting with old friends and Katie did amazingly well and didn't try to open even one of Eli's presents and we even had to convince her to open her "big sister" presents. Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate our new son and thank you to Chesney and Amanda for putting on such a fun shower. It also really helped boost our spirits during this waiting period. We are all getting so anxious for our little Eli to be home and in our arms forever.

Uma, Katie, Chesney and Sue checking out Katie's new Thomas book.

Katie had fun wearing the funny head band that Gaga got for her while reading a book.

Sue and Donnie working on the "Eli quiz"

The Barbara's deep in thought about some Eli facts

Carolyn and Dorothy trying to come up with the best answers.

But Carla and Beth were the winners, getting 13 of the questions about Eli and Vietnam right.

Katie gets to open a "big sister" gift

Thank you Carolyn for the fun book about babies

Gaga (Kevin's mom) went all out with the fire truck theme gifts. Eli is going to be all boy!

Cay Ellen found the cutest button up shirt with a surfer t-shirt under it, perfect for visiting Santa Cruz

Katie posing for a picture

This Vietnamese cookbook will be lots of fun.

Of course, a Mickey Mouse sleeper from Chesney

Gaga and Katie opening a "big sister" gift

Uma and Katie and a very big monkey from Kevin's grandma

A bunch of people all went in together and got us the stroller we registered for. It is a Joovy Caboose which is a stroller where the older child can stand up on a platform on the back or they can sit on the jump seat in the back. I think that Katie and Eli will love the set-up of this stroller. Thanks everyone!

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