Thursday, May 29, 2008

Elliot and Zoe at the Zoo

Elliot: "I think I remember hearing something about girls and cooties..."

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Oh, Brother

So I know this is technically the "Elliot Channel", but I couldn't help but post this. Recently, my sister Tamarra babysat so my parents could have a much deserved get-away in Bermuda. This is what my five-year-old brother, Josh, decided to wear one day. Believe it or not, he put the outfit together all by himself.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


It's official. Chris has graduated from law school. He is now Christopher W. Patton, Esq. (Well, technically he is Christopher W. Patton, Not Yet Admitted to the Bar -- but who's counting). Here are a few highlights from the day's celebrations:
  1. The instructions that came with Chris's gown. They said (and I'm completely serious about this), "Upon receiving your gown and academic hood, you'll want to put it on and admire your distinguished and refined look. Once the gown is on, the proper wearing of the hood is an essential part of the overall prestigious look." Needless to say, I could barely drag Chris away from the mirror (note the sarcasm).
  2. During the passing out of the degrees, there was a Jeremy Sunburn followed by a Vanessa Sunshine. If that isn't a match made in heaven, I'm not sure what is.
  3. Getting to take turns with Chris's parents wandering the halls with Elliot, while jealously observing Elliot's friend Kennedy, who sat happily on her mother's lap for the ENTIRE three hours.
  4. Knowing that now we actually have to start paying back our student loans.
  5. Feeling incredibly proud of my incredibly amazing husband. What a stud.

Elliot at the end of a very long day.
(I bet Kennedy didn't do this.)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

National Arboretum

If you haven't been, go!