Friday, July 24, 2009

You only turn 4 once...... or do you?????

So far, Reef has had 3 birthdays this year. The first one was actually Brandon's birthday but the Chevy's waitress was confused and sang to Reef instead. As I was giggling over the whole sombrero saga Reef ran around the table, threw his arms around my neck and said, "Are you excited because it's my birthday?"

Wednesday was his real birthday. We celebrated by taking the kids to Gilroy Gardens where Reef got to help out in the bird show and go on both roller coasters for the first time ever!! Turning 4 has it's perks, people.

Reef chose Chili's for his birthday dinner (with a little bit of subliminal messaging from mom & dad.) I have to hand it to Chili's. They used to give the birthday person a chocolate milkshake but have now stepped it up to Chocolate Molten Lava Cake.

After all the fun and food Reef just couldn't keep his 4 year old eyeballs open any longer. He fell asleep in the car and didn't even have the chance to open his presents.

That's how the third 4th birthday was born.... that next morning Reef was finally able to open his presents. Everybody knows that a birthday isn't complete unless you blow out the candles & make a wish. So we had another night of birthday dessert complete with off key singing of the birthday song. Nothing too major.... choclate muffins from Costco & some vanilla ice cream. I mean, we don't want to spoil the kid or anything.

Four things we adore about our Reefy

1) His humor. This kid keeps us (and others) laughing for days. He's a total ham and will do or say anything to entertain those around him. Hmmmm.... sounds a lot like his Daddy.

2) His heart. Under that funny and independent exterior he is a total sweety. He wears his heart on his sleeve and all it takes is a little empathy and TLC then all his cares are quickly forgotten.

3) His enthusiasm. He's game for anything. He has such a zest for life and loves trying new things.

4) His cuddles. Ever since he was a baby he would literally "melt" into you. We've always felt a certain 'soothingness' (is that a word?) when we cuddle with him. And he still lets us kiss all over his warm, soft cheeks.

Happy Birthday, Reef (again). We love you!


Stefani said...

Awww, happy birthday Reef! You funny kid you! I'm totally choosing Chili's for my Birthday if they give Molten cake now! That is my absolute favorite!

And here's to kissable cheeks!

annette said...

Yes, We All LOVE Reef! Four birthdays for the four year old...I see a tradition forming ;) We actually know how that goes! What a cutie.

P.S. I thought Reef was Beau in a couple pictures. And Mercedes, Wow! They are growing up too fast.

julie said...

I think he should get four birthdays because he's four!

Love the photos. Such a happy family you have. And the story of the sombrero made me laugh.

Eric and Lydia said...

Happy Birthday Reef!