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February 29, 2008

Leap Year Babies

A baby born on February 29 can be called a "leapling". In many countries; a leapling's legal birthday is observed February 28. This is a way of counting common years to when the child reaches majority at 18 years old. Since Feb. 29 comes every four years -- being born on this special day certainly has a bit of magic in it.

We found a book which celebrates leap year babies;

It's My Birthday... Finally! A Leap Year Story (Paperback)
by Michelle Winfrey Whitaker (Author), Joyce M. Turley (Illustrator)

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At March 3, 2008 at 1:12 PM , Blogger Karen said...

We certainly had fun celebrating our "leaplings" birthday this year! It was super special for us to be able to have his "real" birthday and his "pretend" birthday on the weekend with his friends like we always have for his big brother. On the cake we had on Friday I put a big number 1 candle and 4 regular birthday cake candles, it was great! I am going to check out that book too...Thanks!!

 

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