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Archive for July, 2013

Oh hey! I do still have a blog. Time has gotten away from us. We’ve been busy living life and going through the motions of each day. Those days have included graduating from grad school (me-Tanisha) and Jim plugging away at his MBA. In addition Esther has been blossoming right before our very eyes. She is curious about the world around her. So much so that her favorite phrase is, “Whatz zdat?” and “Dis? Dis? Dis! Dis!!” Yes, she’s got an edge too, that girl. She gets very frustrated now when she tries to communicate something and we don’t understand. Tantrum CENTRAL! We usually finally figure it out or just look at her and laugh because she’s acting completely and totally irrational and it’s hilarious. Hopefully we don’t permanently damage her resulting in years of therapy.  Isn’t that all parents’ hope though, really? Hoping we don’t screw up these perfect little angels dictators? Sometimes living with Esther is akin to what servants of Henry VIII must have felt like. One wrong move and OFF WITH MY HEAD! I wonder where she gets it from? Haven’t a clue, (;

E is 18 months. She had her checkup today.  She’s 27lbs (83%) 33 inches (85%) and head circumference, 19 inches (90%). Esther was talking up a storm and even told the doctor “Thank you”. That’s my/our girl!

In other news, our girl is moving to a new school and we couldn’t be happier. To make a long story short, where she has been going is no longer reliable. More importantly, Esther is older now and she needs more activities and stimulation throughout the day. We don’t need her to learn how to play the 16th Concerto, but she does need to start building her social muscles and learning how to work in groups. The new school is all about learning through moving and playing which is in line with our belief structure.  We are very excited for this new chapter, but it comes with a high price tag. So, if Jim and I start looking all slim and trim I can assure you it’s not because we went on some new diet and started working out. It will be because we had to slash our grocery budget by 95% (:

Is this what they meant by “sacrifices” when you become a parent?

Well, just wanted to pop in to let you know we’re still moving and shaking over at the Andrews household. I won’t let so much time pass next time.

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