Sunday, June 10, 2007

My Birthday Party

On the last day of school, June 8, I had my birthday party. I invited all my friends in my class but they couldn't all come. Also, my teachers came at six o'clock. They also brought me a present. It's a memory game of Italy. I really like it.

These are my teachers--Valentina, Maestra Annamaria and Maestra Agata

The first thing we did was go swimming but it was raining so I didn't go in until the rain stopped. But all the other kids were in the pool when it was raining. While we were swimming in the rain, Nicoletta was under the umbrella watching us. It was funny! Also, my gramma was, too.

Tommaso and some other boys tried to peek in while the girls were getting their bathing suits on, in Italian a bathing suit is called a costume. When the girls saw Tommaso and the other boys, they pushed them away and said via via via (shoo, shoo, shoo).

One game that we played was a treasure hunt but my team never found the treasure. It was a jumping rope.

For dinner we had pizza. The pizza man got here just in time.

My gramma made chocolate chip cookies--yummy. It was a treat for my friends. They never have those here. We're able to do it because some people brought us chocolate chips and brown sugar because there's none here in Italy.

The candles on my cake when I blew the flames off went out but 30 seconds later they came back on--all of them. When Camilla's sister picked one up it sparked and went on fire and she dropped it on the table and then it was off. It was really weird.

I got a lot of great presents. Valentina, my tutor, gave me a humongous box, with another box in it, with another box in that one. Then a wrapped up backpack, I thought it was the present but there was even more inside--a mini-pencil case, a pencil sharpener, a ruler and a multi-colored pen. It was fun to open one box after another. One Christmas in San Diego I did that to my papa.

It was fun to be with my friends on the last day of school. That day my friend Tommaso slept over and next Friday I'm going to sleep over at his house.

I'm going to miss my friends when I go back to San Diego. But the good thing is that I am coming back here next summer.

Here's a funny slide show of my friends and my party.

Bye Bye


Divina said...

Buon compleanno KZ...

I hope you remember your trip in Italy and all your friends here forever.. it is probably the best present of your life!

What great grandparents you have!

Judy " divina cucina" in firenze

KZ said...


I think they are great too. I'll always remember my trip to ITALIA.

Jill, Larry and Daniela said...

Thanks so much for sharing your birthday party story with us. Buon Compleanno!!

You know Larry, Daniela and I have been back in Seattle for 2+ years now after our 1 year stay in Italia. Each time we go back to Italia to see our friends, they are always so excited to see us. It's like we never left! True friendship lives on forever, no matter how much distance is between you.

I know you will miss your Italian friends, but just wait until you see them next summer!

Ciao KZ.

Your friends in Seattle
Jill, Larry and Daniela

Palma said...


Your party looks like a LOT of fun! You can't beat pizza, chocolate chips cookies, birthday gifts and good friends!

We look forward to meeting you very SOON! I asked your nonna what you would like from the U.S..She said, "Nothing" because you will be leaving soon, but I'll bet you may have an idea!


Anonymous said...


It looks like you had a great birthday. The video of your friends was really good.

You & Uncle Jeff must have had a great time.
Uncle Bruce & Aunt Sandy also had a great time with you.

Cousin Susan in PA

Mrs. Hanna said...

Hi Casey!

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great time at your party. I'm glad you and your grandma were able to share chocolate chip cookies with your Italian friends!

Can't wait to have you back next year. Mrs. Johnson is so excited to meet you and be your teacher, especially since I told her how wonderful (and wonderfully silly) you are!

Mrs. Hanna

Anonymous said...

HI Casey,
Belated Happy Birthday!! Francesca had her birthday the 7th too! It looks like you had a great time. We'll see you soon in SD.

Aunt Joyce

Dr. Gary Hirsh said...

I think you are so lucky to be having this amazing experience of living in italy.
I'm so jealous!

The pictures are great.

Dr H

KZ said...

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you for the birthday comments. I liked reading them.

Roz and Mike said...

Hi, Casey,

I loved reading about and seeing the pictures of your birthday party. That was a very funny slide show! It looks like you have made some great friends in Italy.

Have you actually had your birthday yet, or did you have your party early? If you did have your birthday, I guess you need to change your blog, since you aren't 8 years old any more!

Hope we will see you again some time when you are back in America. Do you think you will keep writing a blog when you are back in the States?

- Roz

Anonymous said...

Im glad the rain didn't wash out your birthday party Buckaroo. Watching the slide show you can tell how much fun everyone was having. I have to say its a very cool day when it's the last day of school, and you also get to have a fun birthday party. Have lots of fun during your last month and a half in Italy. I'll see you real soon.

Love ya Buckaroo

PS. Scratch watched your slide show with me and said you sure have grown. He is counting the days till you come home.

Therese Dorsett said...

What a wonderful year you have had, all the places that you saw, and the people you have met. The exciting thing about it is, that you have learned something from every place, and everyone this last year. It will be with you for the rest of your life.
God Bless you,

KZ in TOSCANA (or KC in So. Cal.)


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