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Who was the Cutest Halloween Baby in 2009?


Asher as a Lion!


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Asher turned 9-months old on November 5th.
Here's how his mom, Audrie, describes her adorable little lion!

He loved his costume, I figured he would have cried when we put it on, but he was all smiles.
His favorite things are laughing and playing with his two older sisters, swinging,
playing with things other than his toys especially Daddy's remote controller.
His first Halloween went great! He went trick or treating with his sister Madison
and fell asleep not long after we got started.


Asher's Prize Package
Valued at $225.00


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Creative Memories Story Book Creator Plus

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Feeling a little guilty about the baby book? This year's featured 1st place prize is a free download of Story Book Creator Plus, the digital software that lets you create your baby book easily and quickly from your digital photos.

Creative Memories, yes, the "Scrapbooker's Heaven" has developed this amazing software to let you create and publish a baby book that is just as amazing and individualized as your friend's down the street (and in half the time and cost!).

Click here to see a video that shows what you can do with this exciting (and very fun) software.

    Side Note: The first half of the video discusses Memory Manager, the digital photo software organizer that Creative Memories has available. That software is not included in this prize package and is not required to run the Story Book Creator.

You can see more details here about Story Book Creator Plus.

Or, see how others have used this software to create jaw-dropping photo pages and self-published memory books.

Prize Value: $65.00

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Signing Time Volume 1 & 2 Learning DVDs

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Signing Time is, in my opinion an essential infant resource for moms. I've used sign language with both of my babies (who have excellent hearing) and plan on using it again with my third.

Much of the frustration growing children have is in communication. They want something, but don't have the language ability to share it with you. So, they resort to screams, fits, and tantrums of frustration.

Teaching your baby sign language is an easy way to skip past those frustrating fits. I cannot recommend it enough. Signing Time is an award-winning program that makes learning and teaching sign language easy and is my signing program of choice.

For this contest, they are giving away their first two DVD volumes and CDs. The DVDs and CDs are created for babies as young as 3 months and as old as 3 years.

Signing Time has received a whole host of awards including a Parent's Choice, Dove Foundation Seal of Approval, National Parenting Publications Award, iParenting Media Award, Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, and others. Co-Founder Rachel Coleman was even nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series".

Needless to say, it's a high-quality program that will bless our winning family tremendously.

Prize Value: $59.99

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Cook'n Recipe Organizing Software

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There's nothing like that 5:00 meal-time, dinner dilemma panic. In my experience, a lack of planning leads to pizza, corn dogs or other questionably-healthy dinners for my family.

I rely on meal planning software to stay organized. And my meal planning software of choice is Cook'n. I was so excited about this software, in fact, that I wrote an article detailing the things I like, and the things I'm not-so-hot about. You can see my review here.

Cook'n is a sponsor of this year's Cutest Halloween Baby of 2009 contest. They are giving away a free download of their software to the winner! This is a huge blessing to any cash-strapped parent.

Top 5 Reasons Cook'n is a Blessing to Any Parent

  • Grocery Shopping Assistant organizes your list by aisle and estimates your grocery costs for you.
  • Have chicken in the freezer? Do an instant search for things you can make at home with what you have.
  • Get the nutritional analysis of recipes. Grandma's Bran Muffin recipe has HOW much fat???
  • Color photos and (in some case) videos for those of us who like to "judge a recipe by it's photo".
  • TONS of digital cookbooks you can add in for slow-cooker recipes, low-fat recipes, diabetic recipes, gluten-free recipes...the list goes on and on.

Prize Value: $99.95

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...And a Little Surprise

Besides these great prizes, you will also receive a bonus prize to commemorate your infant's being named the Cutest Halloween Baby of 2009.

No, I'm not going to tell you what it is. Tough teething cookies. You'll have to win to find out...


Casandra is Our Runner-Up!


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Casandra's Runner-Up Prize Package
Valued at $54.98

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Creative Memories Digital PreDesigned Pages

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The Runner-Up of the 2009 Cutest Baby Halloween Contest will also get some help with their baby book. Creative Memories consultant Sherri Stocker (see her site here) is donating two sets of digital predesigned pages that can be used with the free version of StoryBook Creator 3.0. (That's 60 pages of predesigned pages to choose from!)

You get to choose the two download page sets you like the best. This gives you the ability to make two 30-page memory books (or 1 60-page book).

Use these templates with the free Storybook creator 3.0 download ( found here), to create your baby's 1st-year book, Christmas memory book, Grandparent gift book, or others from your computer. Click here to view the predesigned page sets you can choose from.

Prize Value: $15.90 for two

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Signing Time Story Time DVD

Casandra will receive, Signing Time's newest creation, a DVD called Story Time. This DVD includes 6 stories that introduce the various signs for bugs, family members, activities, animals, vehicles, feelings, colors, fruits, and others.

By listening and watching the stories while the signs are being used, your baby will pick up even faster the signs he needs to share what he wants to say. ("No juice, milk please" etc.)

See the details on the newest Story Time DVD. Prize Value: $21.99

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Free E-Cookbook Download from Cook'n Software

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The premier meal planning software Cook'n (offered as a 1st place prize) is offering to the Runner-Up a free download of any of their eCookbooks. Feel free to peek at their wide selection of e-cookbooks.

From low-carb to the Best of Betty Crocker, each cookbook is downloadable and usable with their software (see my review here). You will need to own the Cook'n software in order to use the e-cookbook.

However, they have generously offered me an exclusive coupon code for this contest. Entering the code infants30 during checkout will get you the main software program (The Recipe Organizer) for 30% off.

Prize Value: $14.95

Lila is our 3rd Place Winner!


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Lila as
a Pumpkin


Thanks so much to everyone who entered or voted in this year's contest! We had a total of 79 babies entered, with over 600 votes cast!

Take a minute to watch the brief slideshow below of this year's contestants. They are all so adorable! Have more than minute? Check out last year's winner and entrants!

Check out the other free contests at the EiR!

Contestants for the Cutest Halloween Baby of 2009


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Lila as a pumpkin from Helena, MT


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Casandra as Snow White from Cheshire, CT


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Asher as a lion from Edmond, OK


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Madison as a witch from Baton Rouge, LA


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"E" as a Dalmation


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Alikzander as a Dalmation from Temecula, CA


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Julia as a pumpkin.


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A pirate from Los Angeles, CA


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Riley as Piglet from Victoria, British Columbia


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Jackson as a monkey


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Angel..as a beautiful Angel


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Sadrean as Minne Mouse


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Jelena as a daisy from Richmond, British Columbia


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Jelena as a daisy from Richmond, British Columbia


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Kaleigh as a Waskily Wittle Wabbit from Takacs


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Shelby, ready for Halloween!


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Dakota as a butterfly from Voorheesville, NY


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Nina Rose as Wonder Woman from Stoneham, MA


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Christina as a ladybug from Tampa, FL


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Tiago and Angus as Wayne and Garth from Ontario, Toronto


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Brylee as a Scarecrow


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Ian as a Lobster


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Jaxson as a Tiger from Starke, FL


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Gavin as a Tiger from Toms River, NJ


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Brendan Alexander as a fierce Lion


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Joaquin as the Cowardly Lion from California


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Sydney as a black kitty from Nashville, TN


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Payton as a pumpkin from Voorhees, NJ


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Jhayce as a turtle


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An adorable little bear with her teddy bear


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Aubrey as a Witch


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Tommy as a "Sonflower" from Kalamazoo, MI


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Cali as Cinderella from Largo, FL


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Ryan, looking for his lucky charms in Jensen Beach, FL


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Caleb as a chunky monkey from Statesboro, GA


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Bryton as a bunny from Winston-Salem, NC


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Brooke as Minnie Mouse


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Mackenzie's monster face from Brampton, Ontario


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Makayla as a Tootsie Roll


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Trinity as a monkey from St. Joseph, MN


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Scarlett Rose as a rocker from Chicago, IL


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Dylan as a monkey from Colorado


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A little doctor from Ontario, Canada


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Cashton as a gorilla from Boise, ID


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King Michael from Puyallup, WA


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Emory as sushi from Phoenixville, PA


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Sebastian as a Leprechaun from Miami, FL


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Jayden as Elmo from Albuquerque, NM


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Jax as a Lemur


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Enoch as a bat from Florida


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A lobster from Evansville, IN


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Brailynn as a flower from Newport News, VA


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Owen as a lion from Indiana


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Evan as a tiger from CA


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Henry as a pumpkin from Alexandria, VA


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A scary Victorian baby from Granbury,TX


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Audrey as a Bumble Bee


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Sydney as a bunny rabbit from Columbus, OH


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Allie as Minnie Mouse from Hugo, OK


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Jacob as a monkey from Augusta, GA


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Cora Grace as a ladybug from Kernersville, NC


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Addison as Snow White from Chicago, IL


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Kenley as a pumpkin from Indianapolis, IN


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Hailey as a butterfly with big brother (and pirate) Landon from Kodiak, AK


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A little monkey going bananas from Blacksburg, SC


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Makayla (ladybug), Lincoln (dinosaur), and Gracie (ladybug) are triplets!


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Caiden as Robin (with Duke as Batman) from Clarksville, TN


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Charleigh as a ladybug from Atchison, KS


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Kendal as a Halloween Princess from Lockport, IL


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Tanner is a lobster in a clam shell from Spokane, WA


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Nathaniel as a teddy bear from Oklahoma City, OK


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Annieka Marie as Minnie Mouse from Georgetown, OH


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Camrynn as a puppy from Dubuque, IA


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Julian as a pumpkin from Kent, WA


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Phoenix as a pink unicorn from Provo, UT


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A pumpkin princess from Blue Creek, OH


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Logan as a dinosaur from Fullerton, CA


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Bella as a Fairy from Portland, OR


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Marissa as a good witch from League City, TX


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