I don't know how Brian lucks out. We just had his 4th birthday celebration this evening. He wanted the two of us to make spinach lasagna (complete with homemade noodles) for supper, so that's what we did.
His first celebration was dinner at my parents' last month; the second was when we went away two weeks ago (originally that trip was planned for this weekend, so he considered it to be part of his birthday celebration); the third was dinner at my in-laws' last weekend.
Three of the four celebrations involved pasta. Coincidence?