Sleeping Angel Photo Contest Finalists

by Erica

Thank you to everyone who entered our Sleeping Angel Photo Contest sponsored by Home & Bedroom Furniture. As usual, it was so hard narrowing down all of the adorable entries to only 20 finalists. Please forgive us if we didn’t choose your shot – it was so hard to decide.

Our winner will receive one of these bedroom sets from South Shore Furniture.

Lily Rose Set Summer Breeze Set

“South Shore Furniture has been making Bedroom Furniture that is beautiful and reasonably priced for more than 65 years. Offering many well priced Platform Beds, Childrens Beds and Bookcase Headboards they offer a wide variety of styles. Their Products have a five year warranty and their innovative Smart Glide Drawer Slide comes with a lifetime warranty.”

If you were selected as a finalist, please email us as soon as you can at info(at)5minutesformom(dot)com. Thank You! Also, feel free to announce it on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc and get your friends to vote for you. That is fair game. But please play fair and do not use proxy servers or other black hat methods of increasing your votes. If we do discover unfair practices, we will have to disqualify the parties involved. Remember the spirit of our site and play nice!

Please note: Democracy Poll only allows one vote per computer. If other family members wish to vote, they will have to vote from different computers.

Voting will end Wednesday, October 29th, 3pm EST. We will announce the winner the same day!

Please, everyone, be kind with your comments. We do reserve the right to delete any comments that are hurtful. This contest is meant to be fun, so please keep it fun for our contestants and all of the visitors to our site. Thank You!

Here are our finalists in random order:

Sleeping Angel 1 - Keri

# 1 – Keri at Sunny at the Beach

Sleeping Angel 2 - Shelley
#2 – Shelley at I Am Nacho Mama

Sleeping Angel 3 Sermon
#3 – Sermon on the Mount of Laundry

Sleeping Angel 4 Sherida
#4 -Sherida at My Life

Sleeping Angel 5 Shasta
#5 – Shasta at Crackers and Chaos

Sleeping Angel 6 Lenae
#6 – Lenae at Just Lenae

Sleeping Angel 7 Jenn
#7 – Jenn at Life on the Roof

Sleeping Angel 8 - Keli
#8 – Keli at Twelve Paws

Sleeping Angel 9 Carrie
#9 – Carrie at Blessed Chaos

Sleeping Angel 10 MamaMoose
#10 – MamaMoose

Sleeping Angel 11 Erica
#11 – Erica at Preston and Erica

Sleeping Angel 12 Aly
#12 – Aly at Lip Zip

Sleeping Angel 13 Erika
#13 -Erika at Twin Finn

Sleeping Angel 14 Emily
#14 – Emily at A Tale of Two Kiddies

Sleeping Angel 15 Nancy
#15 – Nancy at Life With My Boys

Sleeping Angel 16 DJ
#16 – DJ at Nodin’s Nest

Sleeping Angel 17 chookooloonk
#17 – Chookooloonks

sleeping angel 18 amy
#18 – Kaden and Angel Ava’s Mommy

Sleeping Angel 19 Maryellen
#19 – Maryellen at A Beautiful Mess

Sleeping Angel 20 Beverly
#20 – Home for Heaven’s Sake

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Congratulations to our winner #18 Kaden and Angel Ava’s Mommy

sleeping angel 18 amy

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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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{ 72 comments… read them below or add one }

1 AmyG October 15, 2008 at 6:36 pm

These pictures are so cute. #11 was my favorite!


2 Hillary - The Queen I Am Not October 15, 2008 at 6:39 pm

Make the cuteness stop; my insides are going all squishy! Great pictures!


3 Sherida October 15, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Wow, if I wasn’t a finalist, I would have a VERY hard time choosing who to vote for. Very cute pictures!


4 DJ October 15, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Thanks so much for including me! I know a little boy that would love a new bedroom set!


5 Veronica October 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Phooey. I was so hoping that we would be chosen as a finalist–great choices–it will be hard to vote for just one.


6 Keli October 15, 2008 at 7:10 pm

Thank you so much for including us (#8)! :)


7 casual friday everyday October 15, 2008 at 7:28 pm

OMG yes! All of them are perfect. I don’t have any pictures that could compete with those.



8 erica m October 15, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Well, I voted for MyLife cause her little one is sleeping on the same turtle my little boy was sleeping on in my entry!!!
Sad we weren’t picked, but I must say, some of these are pretty cute!!!


9 Mamamoose October 15, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Oh my are we excited our daughter got picked! We are #10 MamaMoose. Maddie has been home from China for 9 months, loves her crib, but would love this set more! :)
Thanks for picking us!


10 Amanda de Lange October 15, 2008 at 8:40 pm

What a great idea to have a competition like this! I am so glad I am not the one to choose the best. They are all so adorable and capture the moment so well. I also got some ideas for future baby pictures for the constant flow of orphan babies we take care of here. Without a doubt my heart is with the Chinese girls.


11 Lisa in ME October 15, 2008 at 9:04 pm

It was hard to choose just one!


12 Aly October 15, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Wow! There were so many great entries.

We are excited to be #12 on the list (the boy in the monkey pajamas).

If you get a chance, click my name and read the blog post about this picture. It was almost a 2 week effort to take this photo but it was a lot of fun.

Good luck to everyone!


13 Erica October 15, 2008 at 9:34 pm

We are so excited to have been picked (#11)!!! Thank you. :)


14 Jen October 15, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Had to choose #8. I can’t resist a little tooshy in the air! Absolutely loved when my little ones slept like that. Every once in a while, I’ll catch my 4 yr. old sleeping like that and it brings back baby memories!! Great choices- it was hard to pick one! Jen


15 Carrie October 15, 2008 at 10:12 pm

I am still in shock that we were picked as a finalist #9, Thank you for considering us! What is funny is that I had just said the day before that my kids never fall asleep sitting up!

I don’t think I even know enough people to get enough votes so I have to leave it in God’s hands and pray that if it His will for her to have this bedroom set, then we will be blessed to receive it and give Him all the glory!


16 Organizing Mommy October 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm

I love orange, so I had to vote for the cutie in orange at my life.


17 Maria October 15, 2008 at 10:20 pm


I’m voting for #10 because I know how much praying and hard work went into getting this little angel over here to her adoptive mommy.


18 Lynn October 15, 2008 at 10:33 pm

#8 – Keli at Twelve Paws! I had surfed the entries before the finalists were announced and read this story behind the picture. I can *totally* understand the desperation in trying to get them to sleep, and loved the pic. Good luck!


19 Lynn October 15, 2008 at 10:34 pm

Oh yeah, not to mention the cloth diapered booty in the air! ;-)


20 Beverly October 15, 2008 at 10:43 pm

I am so honored to be chosen as a finalist, as well. We are a homeschool, single income family, struggling so hard right now to make ends meet. Just to be chosen as a finalist today has uplifted my spirits more than words can say! It’s definitely been something to SMILE about. :) So thank you!

We’re #20 – which I’ve entitled “Cowgirl Dreams”. Pop over to my blog and read the story about my little cowgirl. :)


21 Shasta October 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Wow!! I was sooooo excited when I got online tonight and noticed the most recent post on 5minutesformom! Then when I scrolled down and saw that I was a finalist (#5), I pretty much flipped out!! I’ve never won anything, or even been a finalist for anything like this. My boys would be BEYOND excited if we won! This is something we could never afford ourselves but we would definitely put it to good use!

Thank you 5mintuesformom for chosing me as a finalist!


22 Faerylandmom October 15, 2008 at 11:33 pm

#18 is my favorite…the story behind it is so beautiful!

But seriously…this contest is making me go all fuzzy and sentimental! :-)


23 Maria October 15, 2008 at 11:36 pm

WoW….I had a HARD time choosing one!! They’re all too too cute!!


24 erika October 15, 2008 at 11:43 pm

What a joy to be chosen as a finalist (#13). It’s so hard to pick a favorite picture when you have 3 wonderful boys…and they are all angels when asleep. I appreciate your votes.


25 Shannon October 16, 2008 at 12:25 am

Oh.My.Gosh! How do you choose between these beauties! They are all so great!


26 Jenn October 16, 2008 at 9:34 am

Wow! So excited to be on the list of finalists! My sleeping beauty (#7) clutching his precious “Buhwiteyear” could sure use that bedroom set! Thank you for all your votes!


27 Amber October 16, 2008 at 9:57 am

Voted for Caroline!! :) Love you, Erica!!!!


28 Debbie Barber October 16, 2008 at 11:01 am

I so love these pics. Grat Idea. Finally pics of children, not NUDE ladies. Wqay To Gooooooo !! And #5 is by far the cutest,


29 Cher October 16, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Well, of course my sleeping captain hook grandson at sermon on the mount of laundry is THEEEE cutest; but hey, have you thought of a contest for site / blog names….there are lots of winners among your 20 finalists!!!!


30 Ilene October 16, 2008 at 4:04 pm

#15, Life with my Boys gets my vote!


31 Lynn Marie P. October 16, 2008 at 6:34 pm

I vote for #11, sweet Caroline looks precious!


32 Tim Presson October 16, 2008 at 6:42 pm

#11 gets our family’s vote!!!


33 Ross Presson October 16, 2008 at 6:56 pm

#11 is a babe! I vote for her!!!


34 Addie October 16, 2008 at 7:46 pm

#11, Caroline, gets my vote!


35 Sherri October 16, 2008 at 9:21 pm

These pix made my day! My pick is #18. The story behind this picture and family really touched my heart. Good luck and my prayers are with you and your family.


36 Aly October 16, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Too bad our families and friends don’t know I blog! I can’t let anyone close to us know we’re finalists (#12) or they’ll find out about my blog! LOL We’re still very honored to be chosen. There were hundreds of adorable entries in the contest.


37 kml October 16, 2008 at 11:00 pm

They are all adorable!


38 Laura October 17, 2008 at 12:18 am

Here is a vote for #18!


39 Carrie Keiser October 17, 2008 at 12:38 am

#18 has my vote!


40 Jill DeMarte October 17, 2008 at 2:23 am

#10 Mamamoose has my vote!!!


41 Gina October 17, 2008 at 9:30 am

#10 Mamamoose for sure :)


42 Nancy October 17, 2008 at 10:22 am

My vote is #18.


43 Amy S October 17, 2008 at 11:05 am

I can’t see where to vote… Do I just leave a comment? I love #11!


44 Liz October 17, 2008 at 11:11 am

I pick #11. Precious!


45 Jeannine October 17, 2008 at 4:33 pm

#5 made me laugh out loud


46 Willow October 17, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I tried to vote and couldn’t! Why not? Am I missing where to go vote?


47 FerretBoy October 17, 2008 at 6:38 pm

I can’t see where to vote! I choose #10!!


48 maryellen October 17, 2008 at 7:28 pm

VOTE for number 19!!!

Ok she is mine:) and could really use her own bed!


49 Susan October 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm

The vote button is after the list of photos. But once you have voted once on your computer, then it will just show results.

Only one vote per computer is allowed.


50 FerretBoy October 17, 2008 at 8:27 pm

I realize it says 1 per computer, but my wife voted on her laptop, I’m on the desktop and I no longer can see the vote section. Could it be 1 per wireless network within a residence?


51 Valerie October 18, 2008 at 12:37 pm

I tried to vote and couldn’t, so here’s my vote… #18, Kaden. Go to his mom’s blog and look at the story, such an amazing little boy and such a sweet sleeping picture!


52 Catherine Crowley October 18, 2008 at 5:34 pm

My vote goes to #19 because she is as about as beautiful as they come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


53 April & Family October 18, 2008 at 8:27 pm

#18 gets our family vote! The story behind the picture is so heart touching! To Kaden and his family- You have been through so much already– GOD BLESS YOU! We hope you win!!


54 maureen sharpe October 18, 2008 at 8:41 pm



55 Erica October 18, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Hi everyone. It is one vote per ip address. Sorry for the confusion.


56 mark mcelroy October 18, 2008 at 11:19 pm

#10 maddie is a cutie. she has my vote.


57 Jim Clarke October 19, 2008 at 8:36 am

Thank God she doesn’t look like Uncle John.


58 Ilene October 20, 2008 at 10:51 am

#15 gets my vote.


59 E.R.Stevens October 20, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Beautiful baby…


60 Kevin Rutledge October 20, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Go #11!


61 staci October 21, 2008 at 8:52 am

My vote is for #18 what a amazing little boy and the story just melts my heart. Kaden and Angel ava’s mommy is my pick.


62 Ann October 21, 2008 at 2:31 pm

#18 has my vote. Hope and Faith run strong with this guys family. Go Kaden!


63 Karen October 22, 2008 at 12:44 am

#13 He is so cute, and looks so peaceful.


64 Tara Marie HIntz October 22, 2008 at 11:41 am

#18 Sir Kaden gets my vote!!!!!

and a Big ‘Thank You’ for 5 minutes for Mom for offering all these opportunities for sweet little blessings in our lives.

All of these sleeping children are precious and gifts.


65 Cleo October 22, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Go Kaden!!!. My vote is for #18. :D


66 Amber October 22, 2008 at 4:04 pm

I vote for #18 Kaden! What a cutie and his family really deserves it!


67 Caroline October 22, 2008 at 5:26 pm

I vote for #7 – Jenn at Life on the Roof


68 Nicole Maher October 22, 2008 at 9:50 pm

18 Kaden is my vote!


69 Cari Winn October 22, 2008 at 11:02 pm

Lenae, he’s soooooooooo precious!!! I love this pic! #6!!! #6 all the way!! SOOO CUTE!


70 louise richardson October 23, 2008 at 7:02 am

this picture is precious sleeping cowgirl


71 willowsprite October 25, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Sad my sleeping angel didn’t make it…:(

Voted for #15…sooo cute, looks like he fell asleep playing!


72 Amy October 29, 2008 at 7:59 pm

YAY!!! Thank you so much. We are very appreciative of everyone’s votes. Thanks again!!!

The Boeckman Family
Nate, Amy, Kaden and angel Ava


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