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In Honor of the Birthday Girl

This time last year it was snowing like crazy and Nick and I were on our way to the hospital to check on my contractions. Hard to believe that was a year ago! Tomorrow (Friday, the 20th) Miss Lily turns 1. The last couple of nights when I’ve held her when she woke up crying (so random!) I’ve found myself getting all emotional just looking at her.

My baby is turning 1.

My baby won’t be a baby for much longer. Heck, she’s the size of a toddler already!

My baby is turning 1. Waaaah!Β 

I find the best combatant for random emotional outbursts is to offer a random giveaway. Ok, not really but I had to find a way to tie this together.

The winner of this giveaway will receive the contents of this box!


Ok, so that’s not entirely accurate. You can’t have my baby girl! You can however, have what was inside this box before Lily took over…

Yep! 5 boxes of General Mills cereal! Man, I love cereal. If I was selfish, I would have hidden the boxes from my children so that I could eat them. Especially that Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Hello, sugary goodness!

Anyway, why the random boxes of cereal as a giveaway? Because Lily loves Cheerios.

Actually, it’s because the nice folks at MyBlogSpark and General Mills offered them to me! I like cereal and figure at least a handful of my readers do too. Right? If you’re healthy eating inclined, you can pop over to the General Mills Whole Grains site to read about the whole grain content in their cereals with the white check, and why whole grains are important!

Giveaway is now closed! Congrats to comment #11 – Jenna! Jenna, you have 48 hours to claim your prize or an alternate winner will be chosen.

The original winner has never been heard from, so a new winner has been picked and e-mailed… #23 – Karen D!

How to Win:

Leave a comment with your very favorite birthday memory – from your birthday or a friend or family member’s birthday!

Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Tuesday the 24th. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Giveaway is open only to those residing in the US.

Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

  • January 19, 2012 - 3:12 pm

    Stacy - In Preschool my Mom bought me a blue Cookie Monster cake from Venture with a cookie in his mouth. My preschool teachers took the cookie and would not give it to me because they said it was not fair to the other kids. πŸ™ Not a favorite memory, but one that has stuck with me forever. πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday Lily!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2012 - 3:15 pm

    Angie - My parents made sure our bdays were special. We had big family/friend parties every year! I never really thought about how much work parties were until having Luke and now Olivia. Wow! Good memories! I think this is why I try and do the same for my own kids….the wonderful memories of having loved ones and friends come celebrate their special day.ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    Stephanie - Best memory that is fresh now is going to chuck e cheese for M’s 4th birthday! We all had so much fun! I think my brother in law and friend’s husband had more fun then the kids playing all the games! LOL

    I can’t believe she is 1 tomorrow!!!! The time is going by too fast with our little ones πŸ™ Happy birthday Lily!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2012 - 3:29 pm

    Jenni - Happy 1st Birthday Lily πŸ™‚
    My Best Birthday Memory is when my daughter turned one and she was scared at first to “dig” into her smash cake and once her aunt gave her a taste of the frosting she was in love and had the cake all over her face in her ears, pretty much everywhere! I hope Lily has a great first birthday πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    CAMMY CAMMERSON - One time my Mom forgot my CHRISTMAS DAY birthday and stuck a candle in a pumpkin pie (gag!) and come out singing to me. She thought I wouldn’t know. Duh.

    Happy Birthday Lily. I hope you never get pumpkin pie.ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2012 - 5:20 pm

    Kirsten - My favorite birthday memory was my 15th. My best guy friend took me to the mall and out to eat. It was the first time a guy treated me like a lady, opening doors, paying for a meal. It raised my self esteem and the standard to which I hold men.ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2012 - 6:53 pm

    Jessica - My favorite birthday memory for myself is when I turned 16. We didn’t usually have big birthday parties with friends growing up, but on my 16th birthday my parents rented a limo and took my friends and me down to the Plaza for dinner and looking at Christmas lights.ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2012 - 7:20 pm

    Monica S - My mom let me have a sleep over each year for my birthday. My favorite was when my friends and I played ghost in the graveyard (hide and seek in the dark with flash lights) all night long!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2012 - 7:21 pm

    Alisha - I remember a year ago tonight IM’ing with you and you telling me that you think this was it! I remember being a wee bit jealous because I was due before you and I still had to wait a week for my little girl! LOL … Miss Lily, you have been a delight to your internet fans, and I wish you nothing but fun in the coming year! Blessings, Baby Girl!!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2012 - 9:00 pm

    Rebecca - One that I remember is that my mom let me take 2 friends to get facials that the local beauty school. I was 12 and I was mortified that a guy was going to do my facial. I was extremely shy!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2012 - 10:12 pm

    Jenna - Best memory, my 17th birthday I had a princess birthday party. We had a princess pinata, did Disney singalongs and trivia, and a Dragon cake which we placed the candles in the dragon’s nose to make him blow fire. So much fun! It was me and three of my friends, I was expecting more, but it turned out to be absolutely perfect.ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2012 - 7:49 am

    Jenny - Happy birthday to your baby girl!

    I always laugh when I think of DS’s 3rd birthday when he burst out crying when everyone started singing because he didn’t want to be the center of attention. He got over that fear and the center of attention is his favorite place to be.ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2012 - 7:54 am

    Alex - When I was 18 my friends threw me an awesome surprise party. I was totally surprised.ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2012 - 8:49 am

    Wiley - Happy birthday baby girl!!!

    My favorite memory is one year my mom got me one present for each hour of my birthday. Now, these were not huge things, but every one of them was something that I loved and made me feel special. Like the one that stands out was a little roll of wintergreen lifesavers!ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2012 - 1:38 pm

    Lisa - When I turned 30, my husband threw me a surprise party at our house. Doing something like that was a HUGE stretch for him, so it really meant a lot to me that he did it. And it was completely shocking he was able to do it without me suspecting at all.ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2012 - 1:49 pm

    Lisa H. - Having a birthday sleepover with cake and then in the morning we had Dunkin Donuts for breakfast. I cant remember what I received as gifts but I sure remember those donuts!ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    tess - aww-cute picture- happy birthday

    we played this game for my sons birthday last year and he loved it- he kept saying- shake your booty- it was cute- sorry thats all i can come up with right now-boring i know
    tcogbill at live dot comReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2012 - 10:04 am

    Vicki - Happy Birthday to Lily!
    I hope she had a wonderful day πŸ™‚
    I am a long time reader…1st time commenter.
    For my twin girls 8th birthday we took them to Build-A-Bear workshop. They had never been before and it was really fun family time. We went out to eat with their grammy afterwards too.ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2012 - 10:53 am

    Dana - Happy birthday, Lily!

    Isn’t it funny that I can’t remember any of my childhood birthday parties? One thing that I do remember was waiting for my party to start (I was maybe 5 or 6). We were just having kids from the neighborhood over, and the pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey poster was all hung up, and my sister & I were dressed and ready (probably with over an hour still to wait). We stood looking out the front window, just waiting for everyone to arrive πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2012 - 11:14 am

    Torona Reynolds - I will always remember my son’s 1st birthday. I think 1st birthdays are always so special!!! I loved how he didn’t really like his cake and everybody thought he would have it all over the place.ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2012 - 2:17 pm

    Party Time! | Three Times the Giggles - […] forget to enter the current giveaway! Winner will be drawn and announced tomorrow (Tuesday)!Β  Pin itShare and Enjoy: Birthdays, Funny […]ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2012 - 8:31 am

    Lisa R. - Thought I’d try, in case it’s not too late to enter. πŸ™‚ My favorite birthday memory happened the birthday before last. Both sides of the family got together to go to a local fall festival. Our little girl was just the right age to enjoy her first hay ride, so it was a lot of fun! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2012 - 8:48 am

    Karen D - One of my favorite birthday memories is my oldest son’s 3rd birthday where we announced to our friends and family that our son was going to a be a big brother. He had been asking for a brother for a long time so it was a fun gift to give him. He and his brother are now great pals!ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Kelley Ulis - My favorite birthday memory is probably my 17th. I was supposed to be babysitting a friends kids (or so I thought). I had been looking forward to it all week. When I got to her house I thought it was strange because her husband’s vehicle wasn’t there and they were supposed to be going to dinner together. When I went in through the kitchen the house was so quiet other than she and I talking. As soon as I turned the corner into the living room everyone jumped out and yelled, SURPRISE! I was blown away. I had absolutely NO idea that they were planning this party for me. It was such a blast.ReplyCancel

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