Celebrity Celebrity Couples Ryan Reynolds Rings in His 40th Birthday with a Sweet Shout-Out to Blake Lively and His Kids By Lara Walsh Lara Walsh Lara Walsh is a Chicago-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, celebrity, pop culture, travel, and food. When she’s not avidly planning her next trip, she’s writing posts for her travel blog or mapping out her next foodie adventure. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on October 26, 2016 @ 09:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Hours after Blake Lively posted a seriously heart melting birthday 'gram for husband Ryan Reynolds, the actor is returning the love with a photo from his birthday festivities and the sweetest shout-out to his wife and kids. The Deadpool star, who turned the big 4-0 on Sunday, celebrated his special day with Lively going out to dinner at a very meaningful spot–the restaurant where the couple first fell in love! The dad-of-two took to Instagram to share an adorable shot of him and the blonde beauty dressed to the nines and wearing silly paper animal masks. Lively, who also sported a paper cone hat, grins as she sits next to her suited-up husband, and festive streamers, balloons, and lights can be seen in the background. "Best. Birthday. Everrrrr. Courtesy of my wife, buddy, and international spy, @blakelively. With huge thanks to my favorite restaurant in NYC, @_o_ya," the actor captioned the candid photo. He then added a cheeky note to his two kids, writing, "And a special shout out to our children for not ruining everything like they planned." Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Show Rare PDA in Instagram from His Birthday Celebrations VIDEO: Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds' Cutest Couple Moments Looks like this star had a pretty unforgettable 40th!