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16 Nov, 2006

Seven and a half candles

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy

On November 15 Emma officially turned 7 1/2 years old.

There are no gifts on these “half-birthdays” of ours. There are no balloons (can’t do half a balloon!) and there is no party. We just get half a cake and sing half of “Happy Birthday.” It’s a small thing, but the girls love it. AND it gives us a fantastic excuse to eat carrot cake.

Everyone gets one whole piece of cake, not a half-piece. :)

2 Responses to "Seven and a half candles"

1 | Kim

November 16th, 2006 at 11:36 pm


You catch such wonderful moments with that camera of yours! I love the pic and the half a cake!

Happy Half Emma!

2 | BeachMama

November 17th, 2006 at 9:00 am


That is really great to celebrate the half birthday, kinda makes the year not seem so long. And who wouldn’t love a peice of carrot cake??

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