"Here is to being grateful for being together," Hilaria Baldwin captioned the sweet clip

By Gabrielle Chung
April 03, 2020 10:16 PM
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ALEC BALDWIN, HILARIA BALDWIN
Credit: HILARIA BALDWIN/INSTAGRAM

Alec Baldwin is ringing in his 62nd birthday with family!

On Friday, his wife Hilaria Baldwin shared a cute video of their children — sons Romeo Alejandro David, 22 months, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 3½, Rafael Thomas, 4½, and daughter Carmen Gabriela, 6½ — singing “Happy Birthday” to the actor as they practice social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In the sweet clip, Alec has little Carmen in his arms as his boys gather around the kitchen counter to serenade their dad. After the song finishes, the 30 Rock alum blows out the candles on his chocolate cake.

“I wish I’m locked down with you all forever,” he tells his kids about his birthday wish, to which Hilaria, 36, quips in reponse, “I thought it was gonna be the end of coronavirus.”

“I’m sorry that was my second wish,” Alec corrected himself. “I’ve had a bit of a difficult day, and I am 62. My wish is for the end of coronavirus and — if there were no coronavirus — that I was locked down with all of you forever and ever and we’d just eat cake every day. How does that sound?”

Hilaria captioned the video on her Instagram: “Happy birthday Alec 💜. I apologize that my voice in this is so loud in this…trying to encourage all the Baldwinitos to sing 🤷🏻‍♀️. Here is to being grateful for being together, celebrating life, and wishing for an end to this nightmare.”

The couple have had to get creative with educating and entertaining their little ones since migrating to a more rural location away from home in New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

In a recent chat with PEOPLE, Hilaria said that “one of the hardest” parts of their situation “has just been to put on the brakes for the kids.”

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“Like, ‘Nope, you’re not going to school. Yes, Mommy is going to home-school you.’ And I don’t know how, but I’m figuring it out! It’s been, ‘No, you’re not going to your gymnastics classes,’ and, ‘You’re not going to your dance classes,’ and, ‘We’re not having playdates,’” the fitness instructor and Mom Brain podcast co-host said.

“All of a sudden, we are in a very different routine. And finding that routine was difficult, also, because it was ever-changing at the beginning. It was like, ‘How serious is this?’” Hilaria added.

While it’s been a learning curve for the family to adjust to their new routine, the mother of four said one of the biggest lessons they’ve learned is to look at the big picture and understand even more about the importance of their time together.

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“Alec and I were complaining about it a week or so ago and Carmen was asking about it and I said, ‘Carmen, nobody wants to be doing this right now. It’s frustrating for us all to have to stop our normal lives,’” Hilaria shared. “And she’s like, ‘I don’t know what you guys are talking about, I love this. I love spending time with you. All I want to do is spend time with Mommy and Daddy and my brothers.’”

“And it kind of stopped us in our tracks and our mouths were open and we were like, ‘Okay, let’s go with that mentality, because that sounds so much better than complaining, which is what we’ve been doing!’ ”

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