Five on Friday: End of Summer Edition



As summer starts to wind down – it means sneaking in one last trip to the lake, kids are headed back to school and our favorite TV shows are starting up again. As a teenager I always marked watching the VMAs as the end of summer and this year was no exception. Justin Timberlake’s performance was amazing – and I won’t even mention the other one that every other media outlet is talking about.


This kid loves going boating. We went again this week and he had a blast and played his little heart out on the beach. We went back to our cozy cove and got in the water to splash around and explore the shore line. There was a big party boat with a loud sound system in the cove and they were blasting music and this guy just started to bust out dancing. He cracks me up.

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This is my new favorite mascara after I saw it listed on the The Small Things Blog. The brush is different than your usual one which at first I had to get used to, but overall I really like it and it does not clump like other brands.




This week my kid sister started her first year of college at my alma mater – CU Boulder. I stopped by earlier in the week to visit, see her dorm and do some fun dorm room shopping. It made me feel old walking waddling around campus again while 8.5 months pregnant. But I am really excited for her and I hope she takes this opportunity to explore, make mistakes and try new things. Because that’s what college is about.




Two words. Breaking Bad.




36 days left till I meet this little girl. She is the size of a cantaloupe this week. We are measuring right on track and she is head down – which means all of her limps are kicking me in the ribs.



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  • Bryn Ellis

    Love the snacking while floating in the lake. Adorbs.

    • Christene // MommaBird

      He lives a tough life

  • Megan

    Congrats Momma, not too much longer! Love the boating pictures :)


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    • Christene // MommaBird

      Thanks, both equally excited and terrified at the same time :)

  • chelsey

    Love that mascara, I use it too! Wow, 36 days left, that is amazing!! Hopefully your not too hot in this summer heat!

    • Christene // MommaBird

      Thankfully it has been cooler temps lately, hope it stays that way in Sept. Thanks for stopping by!