September 17, 2011

Random Triumphs and Failures

When you have several little things to blog about, sometimes you just have to smoosh them into one disjointed post. This is that post.

I haven't posted any videos of Millie in quite a while, and I've been so proud of her beginning to talk, so I'll try to play catch up today. They are probably not so remarkable to everyone else, but hearing her say her first words have to be one of the biggest highlights I've had as a parent.

Her first word:

Two new words:
(Also, I feel like I should explain this video- Sky and I were cleaning out her carseat, and she decided she needed to get in it and go somewhere- indoors. She wasn't going to tolerate not being in that seat.)

Latest word:

And finally, for fun...a couple months ago-belly laugh while swimming:

Thanks for indulging me!
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The next item of business may at first seem like a triumph, but it was most definitely not. I decided, thanks to Pinterest, that I would attempt an at-home French manicure. This has never worked for me in the past, but every time I attempt it, I swear to myself that it will be different than last time. (Spoiler: it never is.)

After painting them oh-so-carefully, they looked as if I went to a salon run by kindergartners (however, they did look really awesome from across the room, Sky informed me). Not only that, but I learned the hard way that the stinky acetone polish remover may not eat through the bottle it's sold in, but it will eat through a cup you pour it into and the leather ottoman you placed the cup on. I was annoyed with myself, but it gave Sky the opportunity to say, "This is why we can't have nice things." He loves saying that.

And lastly, I can't wait to write a follow up post to my last one on the future of marriage. I loved the responses from all of you, and it really made me think! Comments are my favorite thing.

That's all the randomness from Chambana today!

4 kind comments from you:

beka said...

dang, that's unfortunate about the acetone polish remover! :P
your nails look beautiful, dear. i don't even HAVE any nails :D

can't wait for your post on the future of marriage :) sounds fascinating.

Alice said...


I watched all of those, man. And they were all adorable.

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

Loved the randomness and the video's of the baby were ADORABLE. Thanks for sharing.

Snoopy's Sweetheart said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Millie's laugh is so hilariously cute. =) You've got a sweet girl on your hands, Ericka!

Can't wait to read your thoughts on marriage after the kids move out. =) It's something that I've been contemplating lately, even though we're still newlyweds. It'll be interesting to see where we end up when we're old and gray...

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