Happy Birthday Gillian

In about 50 minutes my daughter cried for the first time 8 years ago. It is hard to believe how fast time goes by. It seems like just yesterday I was rocking my baby to sleep. We did her birthday Tuesday and I think it was pretty good. She says it was the best birthday EVER, but she says that every birthday :). Instead of ordering a cake I let her make her own cake she had a blast. It turned out pretty good as well. She liked it and thats all that matters.

Here is her finished birthday cake. It was so yummy. I told her she needs to make cakes more often… (Not really, but it was so good)

Now I want to thank MommyMandy. I won $80 worth of Crayola products in April. Some of the items are still put up. I am hoping one day we will have another baby and then I can give them to the new baby.

This is only the chalk there was A LOT more. The funny thing is, I was asked to do a review on some crayola items with MyBlogSpark and it ended up being a lot of the items I won already from Mommy Mandy so when Gillian opened them up she goes “oh well we can sell them” LOL

I would also like to thank MomInTheCity. I won Animal Planet Emergency Vets Ds game. Gillian LOVES that game. It is so cool because you can actually do xrays. She loves how she can see the brain of a Guinea Pig. And how she can put their bones back together. She has been playing this game a lot since she got it. When she opened this present she screamed. Look at the smile on her face.

I would also like to thank AsTheyGrowUp. I won a Mr. Potato Head from her website a few weeks ago. Gillian loves it. I will go into the bathroom and come back to find Mr. Potato head on the laptop. DO not ask me what he is doing because I have no idea. Kinda reminds me of toy story…

And the Hannah Montana items I got back at christmas time. I still have a nice stash of things put up that I can use for christmas this coming year if need be.

I think over all she had a great birthday. Then I got a package in the mail Thursday with another item I wanted to give her as a birthday present, but we didn’t think we was going to get it in time but we did. So I gave it to her a bit ago and she LOVES it. Which did not surprise me. I love how appreciative Gilly is. I could get her something small and she would be tickled just to get something.

I would also like to thank JollyMom. I won the Eureka LadyBug sleeping bag from her site last month. This is the package we got yesterday. Gillian says she is sleeping in it tonight. I told her she is going to get hot sleeping in it so she turned on the air conditioner. Leave it to my daughter to find a solution to a problem.

Look at the smile on my childs face. Can you tell she loves it. I love how thick it is. She will be comfy in it when we go camping thats for sure, I wish it was bigger so I could fit in it with her though. I also like how it has a pocket on the inside. She has a webkinz she calls spotty that she sleeps with every night so he will even have a bed now.

So again thank you ladies for hosting such great giveaways and giving people like me a chance at winning. It really helps out a lot in these hardships.

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan. She enjoys doing many things with her family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with her daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. It looks like she had an awesome day! Great gifts and I love that they were giveaway wins! I wanted that sleeping bag though! lol

  2. Jolly Mom says:

    You made me tear up–you're such a great mama!

    Happy Birthday Gillian! I am so happy that you like the sleeping bag and all the great gifts that you received : )

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