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Say ‘ga ga’ to the winners of this year’s Cutest Kids Contest

 By Natalie Hollingshead

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Shelby Lee Henson

Parents: Kass and Blake Henson

Birthday: April 5, 2006

City: Orem

 

Behind the flash
A look into our cover baby’s cute candid

The camera may love Shelby Henson, but the feeling’s mutual.

“She was very comfortable at the photo shoot,” says mom Kass, of her daughter’s smooth transitions from sweet to silly to serene. “She likes the attention.”

In fact, with Shelby’s “independent” and “happy” nature, the hour-long, first-birthday photo shoot with Kenneth Linge was as exciting for her as it was for her parents.

But that’s not to say the adults didn’t have their fun. Kass chose Shelby’s darling dress because she’s “always loved her in pink.” And Kass’ mother made headway of her own.

“That’s Grandma’s styling,” says Kass, of Shelby’s charming coif.

As long as we’re being candid … this cover girl is one model cutie.

 

CATEGORY: CUTEST

isabellemacarthur

1. Isabelle Ivie MacArthur

Parents: Garret and Koren MacArthur

Birthday: Feb. 22, 2006

City: Springville

Ava-Kozlowsla

2. Ava Michele Kozlowski

Parents: Amber and Nate Kozlowski

Birthday: July 6, 2006

City: Lindon

izabellstippetts

3. Izabells Tippetts

Parents: Levi and Lyndsy Tippetts

Birthday: June 26, 2006

City: Lehi

mickolaspugh

4. Nickolas James Pugh 

Parents: Scott and Jennifer Pugh

Birthday: Sept. 12, 2006

City: Provo

Conor-Hancock

 

 5. Connor Hancock

Parents: Bryce and Jody Hancock

Birthday: Sept. 8, 2004

City: Payson

 

CATEGORY: SLEEPIEST

devinjohnson

1. Devin Boston Johnson

Parents: Devin and Bridget Johnson

Birthday: May 17, 2006

City: Spanish Fork

spencerhansen

2. Spencer Jay Hansen

Parents: Derek and Heather Hansen

Birthday: Dec. 20, 2004

City: Lehi

taylorliana

3. Taylor Christopher and Samantha Marie Liana (Twins)

Parent: Jameia Liana

Birthday: Dec. 1, 2005

City: American Fork

sadieroberts

4. Sadie Michelle Roberts

Parents: Jacob and Michelle Roberts

Birthday: Oct. 25, 2006

City: Provo

oliviabrown

 

5. Olivia Brown

Parents: Jaron and Jessica Brown

Birthday: Nov. 24, 2006

City: Provo

 

BY THE (BABY) BOOK

Ever wondered how your child’s development stacks up with neighbors, er, competition? Utah Valley Magazine polled 25 parents of Cutest Kids contestants about their child’s firsts. Here is a look at the major milestones for kids in Utah County.

 

Sleeping through the night

Earliest — 2 weeks

Median — 2 months

Latest — 13 months

 

Sat up for the first time

Earliest — 3 months

Median — 6 months

Latest — 7 months

 

Started to crawl

Earliest — 5 months

Median — 9 months

Latest — 12 months

 

Started to walk

Earliest — 9 months

Median — 12 months

Latest — 17 months

 

Spoke first word

Earliest — 7 months

Median — 12 months

Latest — 13 months

 

First word

Most common: Mama

Other favorites: Dad, Hi, Ball, No, Go

 

Started to teeth

Earliest — 4 months

Median — 6 months

Latest — 12 months

 

 CATEGORY: MESSIEST

brandonchristensen

1. Brandon Christensen

Parents: Ron and Jennifer Christensen

Birthday: April 23, 2006

City: Nephi

francescacampbel

2. Francesca Campbell

Parents: Matt and Tonya Campbell

Birthday: June 7, 2006

City: Provo

charliehuntsman

3. Charlie Huntsman

Parent: Shanna Huntsman

Birthday: Nov.11, 2005

City: American Fork, Utah

tyloder

4. Ty Loder

Parents: Bethany and Steve Loder

Birthday: Sept. 8, 2005

City: Pleasant Grove

lilliananderson

 

5. Lillian Anderson

Parents: Justin and Kate Anderson

Birthday: Sept. 11, 2005

City: Provo

 

THE JUDGES

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Although they’ve got cuties of their own, this Provo mothers group jumped at the chance to judge this year’s Cutest Kids contestants. Pictured here (starting with front row mothers): Heather Lant and daughter Lucy, A.J. Packard and daughter Stella, and Diane Mills and daughter Aubrey. (Back row) Marseille Stephenson, Ashley DeMille. Not shown: Lori Conran and son Taylor.

BEST OF STATE

Get familiar with these names because you’re going to hear them a lot in the coming years (Kindergarten teachers, beware). Here’s a look at the Top 10 baby boy and baby girl names in the Beehive state for 2006.

 

Girls

1. Emma

2. Emily

3. Brooklyn

4. Hannah

5. Madison

6. Olivia

7. Abigail

8. Ashley

9. Samantha

10. Grace

Boys

1. Samuel

2. Ethan

3. Jacob

4. Joshua

5. Tyler

6. William

7. Alexander

8. Andrew

9. Joseph

10. Isaac

 CATEGORY: SADDEST

Dakota-Dunn

1. Dakota Scott Dunn

Parents: Summer and Scott Dunn

Birthday: Nov. 23, 2005

City: Lehi

Ava-Makin

2. Ava Gabrielle Makin

Parents: Zac and

Melissa Makin

Birthday: May 31, 2006

City: Provo

landrychristensen

3. Landry Christensen

Parents: David and Shea Christensen

Birthday: Feb. 14, 2006

City: Saratoga Springs

Kierstan-Haws

4. Kierstan Haws

Parents: Chris and Deanna Haws

Birthday: Feb. 3, 2005

City: Orem

gracehegerhorst

 

5. Grace Hegerhorst

Parents: Steven and

Rebecca Hegerhorst

Birthday: June 20, 2005

City: American Fork

 

CATEGORY: FUNNIEST

Roen-Petersen

1. Roen Peterson

Parents: Lynn and Amber Peterson

Birthday: April 9, 2006

City: Highland

Zane-Wilkins

2. Zane Wilkins

Parents: Alan and Wendy Wilkins

Birthday: Aug. 17, 2006

City: Lehi

maillebaxter

3. Maille Louise Baxter

Parents: Aaron and Melissa Baxter

Birthday: March 17, 2006

City: Provo

brookelynnjudd

4. Brookelynn Judd

Parents: Craig and Kelli Judd

Birthday: May 9, 2006

City: Provo

Savannah-Cherry

 

5. Savannah Paige Cherry

Parents: Carter and

Rashel Cherry

Birthday: Oct. 9, 2006

City: Eagle Mountain

 

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