First time at the cottage and #PampersFirsts giveaway

When I met The Hubster just over 10 years ago (wow!), we joke that he wooed me over with his family’s cottage. The cottage is part of a cottage community and it’s very unique as they run their own summer camp. As the cottage is not too far from Toronto when we met we pretty much spent most weekends up at the cottage. We would swim in the lake, play tennis, read books, relax, go for bike rides, hang with friends and family. We just got to be together and enjoy one another. It became a special place to both of us that we even had our engagement pictures taken up there! For The Hubster the cottage has been his summer since he was born. His family moved up there for the entire summer and many members of his extended family along with friends have cottages in the community as well. It’s a very special place that is unlike no other. We have made many special memories there over the years and when we found out we were pregnant we couldn’t wait to share this experience with our kids!

Both kids made it up to the cottage shortly after birth! Seriously. Even after a very traumatic birth with Princess Peach we made the trek up when she was 10 days old. Both Princess Peach and Little Dude are summer babies so it’s so nice to have the option of being out of the city and near a lake!cottagebaby

Little Dude’s first trip up to the cottage was when he was 9 days old! I couldn’t believe that we were going but we did and stayed the night too! Pretty impressive with a newborn and a 23 month old!


Over the past few years we have made some amazing memories together at the cottage. The Hubster and I agree that some of our favourite family memories have been spent together in the summers at the cottage. This past summer our family kayak rides were awesome. Little Dude would often nap and it was just nice for the four of us to be together enjoying time on the water.


From the beginning, I have trusted Pampers with diapering both kids. Pampers products are available in Loblaw stores, along with Atlantic Superstore, Extra Foods, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs Markets, Valu-mart or Real Canadian Superstore. 

Pampers has made an amazing video documenting a newborn’s journey of firsts. Grab the tissues!!! It’s such a beautiful video that it brings me back to my first moments with Princess Peach and Little Dude.

Win it!!!

One lucky Canadian reader will win an amazing prize pack valued at $150! The prize pack contains Pampers diapers, wipes, Ivory Snow and a $100 Loblaws Gift Card.

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Susan Spidle says:

    Their first steps alone.

  2. My sons first smile! 🙂

  3. Jennifer L. says:

    His first laugh was really special to me.

  4. ginette4 says:

    First time seeing each one of my daughter’s, seeing that everything was okay was an amazing feeling

  5. Mara says:

    The first time they were able to tell me they loved me 🙂 I may have been the only one who understood it fully…but I know that’s what they were saying! 🙂

  6. Yashy Murphy says:

    Our first flight! …:)

  7. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    First smile and first laugh!!

  8. The first word, because it was so random

  9. nicolthepickle says:

    When my daughter said Mama for the first time.

  10. Suzie M says:

    First smile is wonderful

  11. angela m says:

    Their first laugh and first steps.

  12. Anne Taylor says:

    I love first steps!

  13. lori b says:

    when he said mom the first time

  14. JaimeeM says:

    My favorite first is when my son started walking.

  15. Nicole Jubleew says:

    First smile

  16. BlessedTA says:


  17. Words, one of my sons first words was Pizza ,lol

  18. Pam says:

    My fave first is when he said his first word: up!

  19. kristen visser says:

    when my daughters giggled for the first time 🙂

  20. Judy Cowan says:

    First real smile 🙂

  21. Wendy hutton says:

    his first smile

  22. l p says:

    first smile. thanks

  23. Lisa Neutel says:

    i loved my babys first smile and laugh

  24. loriag says:

    First smile was my favourite!

  25. Nate Fuller says:

    I like seeing the first tooth, its cute when they only have a couple.

  26. Glogirl says:

    I don’t have children but would look forward to the first laugh.

  27. Anna W says:

    My sons first smile.

  28. piroska says:

    I’d have to say the first real “laugh”. Priceless. :o)

  29. Janet Crookston says:

    First steps is my fav

  30. The first smile

  31. For me it was the look on her face, the first time she felt accomplishment!

  32. Becky Best says:

    Her first laugh, while she laughed I cried! LOL 🙂

  33. Kayla Gilbert says:

    First smile 🙂

  34. anna key says:

    First “sign” he was taught to communicate his needs 🙂

  35. M Gibb says:

    First steps

  36. Carey Hurst says:

    I cannot pick a favorite, everything is just magickal to me, but the first sound of his birth cry hen the first latch , a everything so wonderful

  37. First time saying “mom mom”;)

  38. r groen says:

    My favourite first was the first time he peed on me as a newborn. It was the funniest thing to see him get me from a foot away. I couldn’t stop laughing.

  39. stsmichelle says:

    Mine is clapping hands! The cutest thing EVER!!

  40. Yuen C says:

    First time standing up

  41. Silvia D says:

    The first smile!

  42. Sunshine G says:

    The first steps were pretty neat.

  43. Jenn Erin says:

    The first laugh!

  44. edmontonjb says:

    First steps are so memorable and fun!


  45. Baby’s first word is my favourite.

  46. DaveO says:

    First steps is my favourite.

  47. first time he smiled after a long nap

  48. first steps!

  49. seham merzib says:

    Her first steps

  50. andrea amy says:

    I have 5 kids so that is a hard one for me…first time they said mama I think tops the list

  51. aly3360 says:

    We haven’t had any baby firsts of our own. But the first laugh is one we look forward too.

    – amber y

  52. Tammy Dalley says:

    First giggle!

  53. ivy pluchinsky says:

    first smile and giggle!

  54. I vividly remember his first laugh!

  55. Rebby says:

    First I love you!

  56. Gillian Morgan says:

    Her first smile.

  57. Gloria Roy says:

    Clapping hands so proud of herself

  58. Eldon says:

    First laugh!

  59. kim short says:

    First laugh!

  60. My son’s very first smile was the best

  61. When he laughed 🙂

  62. karinespace says:

    My nephew’s first big laugh!

  63. Elena says:

    First smile, then the first steps were my favourite

  64. Cheryl says:

    First touch 🙂

  65. elliottgyal says:

    first moment in this world!

  66. Pat Drouillard says:

    thier little giggle

  67. lisa bolduc says:

    his first laugh, I caught it on video and I watch it at least once a week

  68. Monique L.S. says:

    The first time I made my baby laugh.

  69. hmrcarlson says:

    The first time I heard the words’ “I love you, Mommy” was pretty special.

  70. kelly young says:

    first smile

  71. jessica monahan says:

    I loved so many first things 🙂 But hearing my son’s giggle was amazing

  72. Amie says:

    The first everything was amazing I think , Its so hard to pick , I loved the first time my son seen snow fall , the look on his face of amazement !

  73. Lori Bazan says:

    My son’s first smile and laugh is what I loved the most!

  74. Krista Miller says:

    The first time my son said, “Mama” was my favorite, because he has special needs & was delayed in saying it for a long time, so it was beautiful to hear and still is.

  75. Josh S says:

    first laugh was a lot of fun.

  76. First steps are always the best

  77. zahra premji says:

    First word is always awesome!

  78. wobbles13 says:

    first smile, even if it’s just gas

  79. KellyPC says:

    First steps & first words are the most excting

  80. Melissa M says:

    I love the 1st giggles.

  81. Angie says:

    My favorite first was the first solid food.

  82. Karry Knisley says:

    His first laugh was my favorite

  83. My son’s first giggle

  84. The first smile.

  85. First laugh

  86. Laurie P says:

    the first time they get a case of the giggles!

  87. lisa mclain says:

    First smile !!

  88. Florence C says:

    The first laugh

  89. andrea arthur says:

    His first word. It wasnt “mommy”. It wasnt “daddy”. it was, “NO!” lol

  90. Rochel S says:

    First smile!

  91. 3angels3 says:

    My daughter’s first smile.

  92. julie_bolduc says:

    I could not wait for their first steps

  93. Lucy says:

    their first smile

  94. krystyl olson says:

    FIRST POOP! just kidding … fist smiles are always amazing… but that FIRST SMILE that I knew was not gas…. it was a ‘thats my mom’ smile ….that one was my favorite

  95. Julie says:

    That first smile! It definitely melted my heart. I love that little toothless smile of hers! Julie

  96. Mary says:

    The first smile always melts my heart 🙂

  97. Tracy D says:

    First tooth, so cute!

  98. josephine evans says:

    First everything but absolutely loved hearing them say those sweet words momma

  99. Rebecca Parsons says:

    My favorite first is the first smile.

  100. Ira says:

    First “mama” was my favorite.

  101. veRONIca says:

    I don’t have children, but my favourite first was seeing my cousin giggle

  102. Angela Mitchell says:

    The first time my kids gave me real hug back.

  103. James Robert says:

    Besides me liking them saying DaDa, I liked their first steps

  104. Bree says:

    First smile and first mama

  105. jenny says:

    my daughter’s first smile

  106. Lauren says:

    I liked the first smiles and laughs.

  107. Sarah Stickney says:

    There’s no way to choose one, but his first ‘I love you’ was great.

  108. kandi says:

    the first laugh is addictive

  109. Gloria C says:

    his first smile

  110. Gene D says:

    First laughs

  111. Geek Portal says:

    His first smile. Happiest moment ever.

  112. Lucy says:


  113. truckerofbc says:

    The First Steps are the best!

  114. SueSueper says:

    My first favorite is the first day of school. So much excitement.

  115. Theresa Black says:

    The first time my son said Mommy! So amazing!!! Thanks for the great giveaweay 🙂

  116. Deborah Gardner says:

    First laughs are the best!

  117. Nicole B says:

    The first time he said I love you!

  118. maggie says:


  119. lost tooth

  120. amanda whitley says:

    my favorite first is the first laugh

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