These half birthdays and our mini celebration have become family favorites. A cake, a candle, a small gift (which in his case has been the same thing since 18mo old-a anther tractor and a another book) and one more milestone. Our kids count down the days. Before our children get wings, we have only 18 or so birthdays with them at home. These half birthdays double our celebrations, give us more memories and remind us once again of how amazing family life truly is.