Summer never ends for Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati.
To celebrate Richard's 33rd birthday on January 21, the couple and their son Zion flew out of Manila to have fun under the sun in Sydney and the Fiji Islands.
Upon arrival in Sydney, Australia, the birthday boy and his family headed to Bondi Beach, one of the world’s popular white-sand beaches.
They also dropped by the Sydney Opera House, a world-famous landmark and one of the most recognizable symbols of Australia.
Richard took a candid photo of Zion giving his mom a kiss.
He captioned, “I am one lucky man, blessed to have these two angels in my life.”
Facing the other side of the opera house, the Sydney Harbour Bridge stood as a majestic backdrop for Richard, Sarah, and Zion’s family photo, which the Kapamilya actress posted on Instagram.
She captioned, “To mountains and seas, through ups and downs, to traveling the world with you and making our dreams come true.... Happy birthday mon amour.
“Thank you for being the best dad, the most unselfish partner, and for your brilliant, crazy ideas.
“I pray that God blesses and protects you always. This year will be amazing. It already is.
“I love you. Your wit. Your jokes. Your brain and heart. I love you to the moon and back."
Then she greeted him in French, "Joyeux anniversaire!!!"
After their quick stop in Sydney, the family flew to Fiji Islands for a diving adventure.
They found a sunny “secret island” at the Beqa Lagoon Resorts.
Richard’s goal was to get an up-close-and-personal encounter with the “elusive Bull sharks of Fiji,” and he was not disappointed.
“When we arrived at the sight which is 25 meters deep, to our surprise, the bull sharks were already there along with other species of sharks, such as lemon sharks, nurse sharks, grey reef sharks, and black tip sharks.
“After just a few minutes without even a decent photo of the bull sharks, they disappeared. I looked at my dive master and he made a hand signal drawing a line to his rib.
“I looked far into the blue and, to our surprise, four tiger sharks showed up, my eyes almost popped out of my mask because this is a complete bonus, Fiji is known for Bull sharks but when you’re lucky, the majestic tiger sharks sometimes show up.
“I guess it's a lucky birthday for me.”
Here’s one of Richard’s photos of a tiger shark.
Zion spotted the tiger sharks safely from the boat.
Richard and Sarah's three-year-old and only child "taking it all in" as their "little island boy."
After the successful dive, the rest of Richard's birthday celebration was spent relaxing by the beach with his family.
Watch Zion celebrate his dad's birthday with some dance moves.