Thanks, Mom: I don't only think birthdays are when you were born, but also when you thank your mother for bringing you into the world.
Grade 5, Sugar Creek
Clover, please: I like to hang out with my friends and family. My birthday is March 1. I love my birthday because it is close to St. Patrick's Day. I hope that on my birthday next year I can find a four-leaf clover.
Grade 2, Stevenson
Common day: My birthday is April 1. I was born in 2009. My birthday is on April Fools' Day. This year it was Easter, too.
Grade 3, Sheridan
Share the day: My birthday is the same day as Katy Perry. I always ask for a dog, but I never get a dog. We usually go somewhere to eat, go to the mall and pick out some things for me, then go to my party and eat cake.
Grade 5, St. Mary's
What I really want: My birthday is in June. I've asked and asked and asked for a puppy, but I've never gotten one. I've even tried to tell my mom that I'm mature enough (which isn't that true). Still I really, really, really want a puppy. I don't care if I get anything else this year, but a puppy.
Grade 4, Prairieland
Twice the fun: I love my birthday! Birthdays are so fun. I am going to be 10 this year. When I have my birthday, it is also my brother's because we are twins. This year I want a cookie cake for my birthday. I also like the presents. Each one is special. I love birthdays!
Grade 3, Prairieland
Family birthday: I just had my birthday. In a card my great-great-grandma wrote "Happy 6th birthday," but it was my 7th birthday. My brother and I had a family birthday party, same place, same time and same day.
Grade 1, Prairieland
Swimming: My birthday is fun because I get to go swimming with my friends. My birthday is fun because I get to open gifts. My birthday is fun because everyone gets cake.
Grade 1, Olympia South
Fun and life: I like my birthday because I get to have fun with or without friends. Most people think birthdays are all about presents, but I think birthdays are about new life and having fun.
Grade 3, Oakland
Everyone sings: My birthday is one of my favorite days because everyone sings to me, and I get presents, and I go to fun places and have fun with my family.
Grade 5, Oakdale
Choices: At a birthday you have cake or cupcakes. You can go places for your birthday. I stay home on my birthday because it is on July 31.
Grade 2, Oakdale
Favorite time: Birthdays are so much fun to have. My birthday is May 21. My favorite birthday was when I turned 6. I got an orange bike and a chocolate cake. I had a fun time with my friends.
Grade 1, Lowpoint-Washburn
Screaming fun: My birthday is always really good. I love my birthday because of my family and friends. Every time I have my birthday, I scream as loud as I can.
Grade 2, Jefferson Park
Early birth: I was born early. Because my heart was going too fast, they had to do an emergency C-section. It was hard for me to breathe. I had a needle attached to my head. I was in the hospital for two weeks. I am happy and healthy now.
Grade 5, High Road
Spectacular: I will have a spectacular birthday next year. My birthday is in winter. That means my birthday has to be inside. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is choose the cake. The best part of the day is when it's my party.
Grade 2, Grove
Sleepover time: On my last birthday I had a sleepover. I went to sleep at midnight while I was watching a movie and watching gymnastics.
Grade 1, Grove
Party memories: I had a birthday party a long time ago. It was at a bowling alley. We had fun. I also had a birthday party when I was turning 3. I had no friends, only Mom, Dad, Grandma and Patsy. We had race car cakes and plain ice cream.
Grade 1, Fieldcrest Primary
Dream birthday: For my birthday I would like to go to a WWE match and see Dean Ambrose return from his injury. I haven't seen him in years. The first time I saw him in real life, I was so excited. I wish I could see him again.
Grade 5, Fairview
Pick a place: When it is my birthday, my mom lets me pick a place to go. I like going skating. My mom lets me bring a lot of friends.
Grade 3, Fairview
Gifts: What I want for my birthday is money. I want slime kits and color sets, too.
Grade 3, Cedar Ridge
Dream birthday: My dream birthday party would be at an ice skating rink. I would serve them cake and ice cream, and when they leave I would give them Starbucks drinks.
Grade 2, Benjamin