Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blue Skies and Sunny Day!

Evie and I had a busy morning preparing lunch for our friends. By nap time, I had a tired little girl on my hands. We had so much fun having Kristin and Jacob over along with Melissa and George. Lunch was chicken casserole and a delicious salad. Salad is called Greens Scarborough - mix 1/2 cup olive oil with 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar along with some salt and pepper. Put in fridge for an hour. Salad is romaine, red grapes, goat cheese, and toasted almonds. Perfect for a lunch with girls. Carl does not go for goat cheese in his salad. Jacob really liked the casserole. Evie not so much. George ate puffs and babyfood. He sat in Evie's purple Bumbo and thought it was really cool. It's so nice to have fun moms to hang out with and sweet kids for Evie.

Evie was not interested in napping this afternoon but was perfectly content hanging out in her crib for a bit. Usually, she has a total meltdown without an afternoon nap. I had planned for a financial adviser to come during her nap time so we could talk college planning. Evie must have known that we were talking about her and she wanted to come chime in. I really liked this guy because he was realistic about college savings and does not expect us to save $500 per month for college. Although, that is probably what is considered ideal. He suggested a combination of a Coverdell and a 529. You can contribute up to $2,000 per year in a Coverdell and are able to use it for K-12 as well as college. Saving for college is a daunting task. God will provide and Evie will be able to attend college one day. Hopefully, at a wonderful state school unlike her mother. I would not have met Carl without going to College of Charleston which means we would not have Evie so it was worth it. Thank you Mom and Dad!!!! I loved every single day at CofC.

Evie was out of diaper pail liners so we went to Target for the second time this week. Those things are necessities. Carl usually takes care of this so I had no idea that we were even close to being out. I have no clue how to even change the thing. We cannot wait for him to come back. Everything runs much more smoothly when he is here with us.

It was a gorgeous day here in Middle Tennessee. Evie and I walked to the park and she ran around in the field. She loves rocks and sticks but is so girly too. It's fun to watch her explore.

I say this a lot but Evie is into everything! Within a five minute time span, she had pushed the garbage can across the kitchen, took all the bread out of the bread drawer and somehow got stuck under her highchair! She keeps me so busy but there is no such thing as boredom with Evie around the house. Everyday is a new adventure.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you all had a perfect day! God will provide for all of your needs. We have no idea how we'll send five to college, but I know we will!


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