For most people, birthdays come around every year but Amanda Hurford only gets to celebrate her actual birthday once every four years.
On Saturday, the 32-year-old celebrated her eighth birthday with family and friends starting with a brunch and ending with a dinner with her family and children.
"The kids and [my husband] Jake make it a big deal," Mrs Hurford said.
However, she said her four-year-old daughter Rosie had a difficult time understanding the concept of a leap year.
"She just thinks it's the same day, she doesn't understand just yet," Mrs Hurford said.
Although she was a leap-year baby born on February 29, Mrs Hurford said she didn't miss out on celebrating her birthday when she was growing up.
"When it's not the actual year I celebrate on the 28th," she said.
"Mum and dad's theory was I was born in February so keep it celebrated in February."
While her birthday is still celebrated every year, Mrs Hurford said Facebook didn't pick up on it so birthday notifications were only made every four years.
However, she said it also meant her birthday was easier to remember.
"People get concerned, they say happy Birthday today, or is the next day?" she said.
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