Leap year twins turn­ing two

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

LIV and Meika Ste­wart only cel­e­brate their birth­days once ev­ery four years.

Born on Fe­bru­ary 29, the leap year twins this week cel­e­brated their se­cond birth­day in eight years.

The girls in­vited 36 of their friends to help cel­e­brate at their home, where they had a Hawai­ian themed party.

“We had a dance off then played a game in the pool. We had a re­ally spe­cial birth­day cake as well,” Liv said. “We were given some toys and lots of stuff for our hair, and some scratch art kits,” Meika said.

The two girls share a pas­sion for art and have also re­cently taken up horse rid­ing.

They are also look­ing for­ward to their up­com­ing trip to Amer­ica where they’re go­ing to visit Dis­ney­land.

Their mother, Narelle, said it was al­ways spe­cial when they cel­e­brated their birth­day.

“They are tech­ni­cally two years old, even though they are eight. It’s just very spe­cial for them.

“We’re also adopt­ing a new dog which is part of their birth­day present, and they’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to meet­ing him,” she said.

“When­ever we fill out forms there’s never a Fe­bru­ary 29 op­tion. It’s funny, the girls en­joy hav­ing a spe­cial birth­day.”

The next birth­day the girls will cel­e­brate will be their third birth­day when they are 12 years old, in 2020.

“We only cel­e­brate their birth­days ev­ery four years, but when we do it’s al­ways huge,” Narelle said.

Photo: Kathryn Cy­gan

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY: Leap year twins Liv and Meika with some of their art­works.

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