Birthdays only come around once a year, which is wonderful when you are over the age of twenty seven, but for children, that is a long time. In our family, we celebrate half birthdays too (no presents, just a fun dinner, birthday singing, and cupcakes). We enjoyed sloppy joes, tater tots, and pumpkin cream cupcakes. Yay for Sam and Emma Kate! 2 1/2 already!