For this week's post I wanted to write about our birthday celebrations from the other day. From what we know, Michael may not fully understand what the concept behind birthdays are. However, he does notice the extra attention, so we believe he still understand that there's something special behind the day.
On Saturday we decided to go to Caroline's, a beautiful cafe that overlooks the beach at Scripps. Even though it was a little crowded and noisy, Michael did an incredible job! Originally the only seats available were inside without the best ocean view, but nonetheless Michael loved watching the water. Once a couple left one of the tables against the windows overlooking the water, we quickly moved over to that table and Michael LOVED it. He had a great view of the ocean while eating at the same time-- quite possibly one of the greatest combos :)
Although Michael can't stand loud crazy environments, his love for the ocean definitely made him disregard the noise. Basically, the only time we knew he was upset was whenever we tried to take photos, since he'd look away and "grunt" with dissatisfaction. Overall, we had a fantastic time and I look forward to more fun times spent with Michael.
If you have any suggestions of fun places to take Michael, feel free to add some places in the comments :)