Granted you can't have a wild and crazy birthday when there's a four month old in your life - so we did the best we could and spent most of the day at the beach. We hit the Santa Monica beach "boardwalk." We walked in the sand, played in the sand, walked around and took in the sights (nature and the various characters playing music, etc.), played on the playground on the beach - swings, balance beams, monkey bars, etc., and met Stephanie and Scott for brunch at Coast at Shutters Hotel (chicken, french toast, omelets, peach/banana smoothie, etc. - yum!). We promised G the next time we'll see if he is tall enough to ride the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.
By the way - I love the family photos - especially the one where it is just mom, dad, and Brady and you can barely see Garrett running in the distance - he has no time for photos!