Saturday, May 1, 2010

Birthday Bash Adventure

What a night to remember! For Max's 2nd birthday celebration, we decided to take the little man to Benihana, a Japanese steakhouse that cooks the meal right in front of you. What entertainment for Max! To liven the evening up [and I do mean liven, wait until you hear the entire adventure] we invited our friends from New York, Jimmy, Chrissy, and daughters Alex and Samantha who have been in town visiting for the weekend.

As much fun as dinner was, watching Max pile white rice into his mouth, oooohing and awwwwing over the chef and his tricks, the entire restaurant singing him Happy Birthday, and proving he could eat every last bite of his strawberry ice cream, the evening adventure was only beginning.

Let me explain. The restaurant sits in a circular courtyard with the backsides of about 4 or 5 restaurant patios facing it. In the middle of the courtyard is a beautiful fountain [do you have any idea where this story is going now?]. It was a gorgeous night last night. Warm weather and of course an audience of people sitting on the patios dining for the evening.

Max started to get quite curious with the fountain. Stepping closer. Stepping back. Stepping even closer. Jumping back. Getting a little wet. Getting a LOT wet. By the end of the evening, he AND our friend Jimmy were BOTH running through the fountain. Max was giggling and laughing harder than I have ever seen before. It was priceless. Absolutely priceless.

So Jimmy, thanks for showing Max how to live life to the fullest and make the most of every opportunity. You are the man!

You have to watch this video to see how all the fun began:


Becky said...

This is the BEST video EVER!!! What a fun memory!

I think my favorite part is around the :30 mark when Max points to Jimmy like, "I CAN'T BELIEVE HE IS RUNNING THROUGH THAT FOUNTAIN! SWEET!!"

(Oh, and I may have watched it twice because it's that good!)

Britt said...

ohh what an adorable outift! Love the shoes! Thanks for letting him get soaked, not a lot of moms would. You guys are the best!
Happy Birthday Maximus!!
I love you : )

Chris and Rebecca said...

Oh my goodness, needless so say I am so jealous I could not see that in person and so thankful for the technology that allows us to be a small part of it...what a memory!

rachellcostello said...

Happy Birthday Max! You are such a fun and sweet little boy and we feel blessed to have you as our nephew. Love you buddy :)

Ryan, Stephanie, Sam and Buster said...

Happy Birthday sweet Max! What a fun night you had in the fountains!

Erin said...

So adorable..only rockin' parents let their babes get soaked in their cute little birthday outfits!
So fun!
Happy birthday sweet are a treasure!

Joyful said...

Love all these vidoes! Jett could sit here all day and watch him! Keep em coming!