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2004: Ol' Blue Eyes

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February 2004: San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Karen is clearly in the family way.
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February: Eli, Mia and Alec share potty jokes at the Crayola Factory in Easton PA.
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Sophia Dafna was born on Monday, March 29, 2003 at 8:25 am.  For those of you who knew that Eli wanted to name his little sister Bobo, please be informed that Karen and David outvoted him.

She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. (3.75 kg) and was 20.5 inches (53 cm).  Here are some of her first photos...

Meeting Mommy and Daddy:
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Sophie meets her grandmothers (Judy and Rita):
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While Karen and Sophie rest, Sam and Mike congratulate each other for a job well done:
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Mug shots.  And what a mug!
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Eli met Sophie in her first evening "on the outside":
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She gave him a gift when she came out.  Eli couldn't figure out how the truck got into mommy's belly.
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Sophie's Hebrew name is Tzufit Dafna, after her great-grandmother DORIT Katzovicz (z"l) and her great-grandfather SHIMON Fiks (z"l).

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Passover 2004: Karen, Sophia, David, Judy, Eli, Mapela (our au pair for about 30 seconds) and Doris (our beloved baby nurse) put together a modest Seder that year.
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May 2004: David with his mentor, Shervert Frazier, at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.
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Eli and Alex burn rubber.
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May 2005: Eli and Megan Orlanski share a cotton candy and a tender moment at Princeton's Communiversity.
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June 2004: The Nathan's hosted Astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave as the guest of honor for the Medical Center's annual June Fete.  Story loves machines, "the bigger the better."
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Eli's best memory was waking up with a real live astronaut in his house.   Sophie was a bit young to appreciate the special visit.
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Story flirts with Karen at the Fete dinner.  He was raunchy, but she could give as good as she got!
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Story and adoring fans.
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David, a wide-eyed child of the moon landings, thinks he's died and gone to heaven..
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September 2004: Eli's fourth birthday at My Gym.
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At the end of the party, Mommy and Daddy surprised Eli with a visit from Joe, the ice cream man.
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It just doesn't get better than this!
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October 14: A Soyuz rocket carries the ISS 10 crew to the International Space Station...
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On board was a photograph signed by all of the Nathans...
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It was cancelled on board (David's face got smeared), photographed in zero gravity and returned to Earth with the crew in April 2005.  We all spent half a year in space!
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Saba holds two bundles of joy.
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Alex, Eli, Sophia and Karen for Halloween 2004.
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November 2004: Eli and Sophia get together for some free-form improvisational jazz.
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That's boss, man.
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Savta feeds Sophia for the first time.
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Jamaica, December 2004: Karen didn't inhale, but apparently David did.
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