Family photography – smash cake session

YAY! my family pictures for the year are finally here.  I love doing something different every year.  So this year I wanted a fun family activity and lots of color.  So I gave the kids a choice, colored chalk or a family cake smash!!!  I’m lucky my amazing sister/photographer, Chelsea Peterson Photography, was so willing to go along with yet another crazy idea.


We started with a few “clean” shots before getting into the mess.  I spent a few weeks searching our area for the perfect backdrop.  We originally wanted a white wall but in the end I decided I wanted warmer tones and so when I found this beige brick wall I fell in love.
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Cowabunga Bay review and giveaway

We’ve had such a fun summer, I can’t believe there is only three weeks left until school starts again!  I love having my kids home, and while I nkow they love school I miss them.


Last week I got to try out Cowabunga Bay in Draper, UT!  It’s known for their bright slides that you see from the freeway.  It looks kind of like the game “mousetrap” and my kids are always begging to go!  So when the chance came up to try it out I jumped on it.
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Huggies Slip On Diapers & giveaway

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You know I have 5 children. What you probably don’t know is that my children potty train REALLY late, it’s pretty normal for Aspies, Lego Boy was in the middle of kindergarten before he FINALLY potty trained! So I’ve gone through a LOT of diapers.


I am a tried and true Huggies fanatic for 12 years straight. They fit my babies bodies best and they have AMAZING leak protection. Diapers are EXPENSIVE, and I buy a lot, so I leave wet diapers on as LONG as I can (like only 3-4 a day!), we really put these diapers to the test and they hold up!
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Baby Boy’s 18 Month Pictures

Baby Boy is actually already 20 months old, but I totally spaced sharing these pictures!  We took them the week before his big 18 month birthday!  I sound like a broken record, but I seriously can’t get over how fast the time has gone!   If anyone finds a “slow down the growth” machine I’d love it.

Thank you again to my AMAZING photographer – Chelsea Peterson Photography – who also happens to be my lovely baby sister, and an incredible aunt to my kids.  Not everyone takes the time to know and love my Aspies, to see the strengths in them, so I appreciate it so much.
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Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep book review

I am participating in a book review campaign with One2One Network. I received this book from Harper Collins for the purposes of reviewing it. I have not received compensation. My participation in the campaign enters me into a drawing for a gift card. All opinions stated are my own

(family pictures by Chelsea Peterson Photography)

Baby Boy has been such a joy in our lives.  He’s happy almost ALL of the time, and we all adore him.  He’s also a “tad” bit spoiled…  okay, he’s had us all wrapped around his fingers since the day he was born!
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