The 16th Annual Cutest Baby Photo Contest benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and the work they do to help children with medical needs. The precious babies who were entered in the contest are all as cute as can be, and each one holds so much promise. Many thanks to our judges Angela Spieker of Artistic Expression Photography, Deborah Oglesby and Heather Lesmeister of Children’s Miracle Network, Tristan Taggart from Twisted Oak, and Kirstie Smith, Community Support Services. Take a look at the cutest babies in the Four-State Area!

1st Place – Evan Himmelsbach

Sporting his trademark hairdo, a shark mohawk, Evan Himmelsbach is all boy. Mom Casey says Evan loves everything that is dirty or gross like playing in the dirt and squashing slugs. His favorite things are playing outside, playing with the puppy, Rio, and wrestling with his sister Bradli. He likes to get into his sister’s Littlest Pet Shop toys and loves to carry the 3-pound puppy around. Evan loves bananas and eating at Chick-fil-A. When Evan is happy, he dances, and mom Casey and dad Reece say he dances a lot. Evan is a happy, sweet little boy.

2nd Place – Carter Magee:

Five month-old Carter Magee loves her family, including mom and dad, Lexie and Matt Magee. This curious baby loves to people watch and is fascinated by the family dog. Carter likes eating Fudgecicles® and watching her favorite television programs Paw Patrol, Wiggles and Mickey Mouse Club House. Mom Lexie reports Carter is a good sleeper who loves her naps. She is a sweet, happy girl who enjoys life.

3rd Place – Elsie Cochran:

Elsie Cochran is a happy 8-month-old who thinks the stuffed sloth her dad, Chris, got her for Valentine’s Day is the funniest thing ever. Not quite crawling, this spunky girl finds a way to scoot across the room. Elsie loves riding in the stroller with mom, Kendra, on her walks and runs and being outside in general. Recently, Elsie has figured out how to take selfie videos on her mom’s phone. Look out world, here comes Elsie!

Facebook Fan Favorite:  Nolee Allan

Nolee loves playing outside and shopping with her mama. Her favorite word is dada, and she loves her furry pet brothers, Dylan and Gus.