Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Year!

I hope everyone is having a happy day! I am going to make a confession. I have always heard about leap year, and knew it was an extra day of the year, but never really did any research about it. After talking to my Mom on the phone about leap year this morning, I decided to do a little research. I learned that there are 5 Fridays on our calendar for this month. The month began with a Friday, and now is ending on a Friday. With this added special day, we get 366 days this year. :) I also was wondering why do we need this extra day. This is what I found. Leap years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the earths revolutions round the sun. Now when the kids ask me today why we have this day, I will have a legitimate answer. :) Have a great day!


Blogger familywithfivekids said...

Since we have this extra day do I need to use it in a productive manner? :) Here I finally have my wish for more time and I may just scrapbook!

February 29, 2008 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger She has a story to tell (Sarah) said...

Totally interesting! :) I never knew that. I love you!

February 29, 2008 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Kleinmans said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks so much for your sweet message. We've been so touched by how many people have kept us in their prayers. We sure appreciate it! Hope everything is good with your family. Happy Leap Day!

February 29, 2008 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Crazymamaof6 said...

wow thanks for that info! you rock!

February 29, 2008 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

oh dang i could have made my kids think i was smart with this info before they left for school to make their friends think they were smart!!

so did you get cleaning done?!?!

February 29, 2008 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

thanks for the info! happy leap year!

February 29, 2008 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger onehm said...

You are so cute.
I am impressed with your leap year knowledge!!!

February 29, 2008 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Thank you for educating me about Leap Year! When I read on Kristi's blog about having an extra day (I guess I never REALLY thought about it), I have looked at today a little differently! Hope you made the most of your EXTRA day!!!! :)

February 29, 2008 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger julie said...

My husband was explaining to me about leap year and the extra day and why but the way you explained it was much more understandable than the way he was telling me. Thanks!!! :) Have a great weekend.

February 29, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

Hey thanks for all of the info. My kids just asked me this morning why we needed it and I said, I don't have a clue. I wanted to google some info but forgot about it as the morning progressed. SO now I can tell them!

Hope Sarah is feeling better!

February 29, 2008 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

The things we learn. I had no idea about that either. Hope Sarah is feeling better!

February 29, 2008 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger SuperCoolMom said...

My husband and I were supposed to get married on Leap Year - 16 years ago, so this would be our 4th anniversary. I wasn't about to let him get away with that though, so we changed it. I want to celebrate EVERY year! :)

February 29, 2008 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

Isn't it great to get an extra Friday?!! :)

February 29, 2008 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger linda said...

Happy Leap Day!

February 29, 2008 at 9:44 PM  
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March 1, 2008 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I never would have known that!

March 1, 2008 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Good stuff to know, huh? I had to explain it to my co-workers more than once...

March 2, 2008 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Thanks for researching that!!! I never realized what leap year was all about! haha! Thanks for the ice cream the other day. It was so fun to see you & Sarah again. I really miss you guys a lot!!
Love you,

March 2, 2008 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for your comments on our site. Yes, I am a 5th generational Arizonan.... from the Kempton's and Branum's in Thatcher and Mesa!

We still do have family all over Arizona. Alas... I married an IBM'er and we have not lived out West for many years.... far, far away from MY family.

March 3, 2008 at 6:17 AM  

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