Thursday, July 09, 2009


I’m eleven now. This year I had my birthday in France. I can’t remember the last time I had my birthday at home in San Diego. One year I had it in Miami, Florida on our way home from Ecuador and the Amazon jungles. I had two BIG birthdays in Italy and now France.

I woke up really early because I was excited for my birthday. My lazy grandparents wouldn’t wake up so I got dressed, went into the room and poked gramma to wake her up. She made me go back to bed and then I waited some and got back up and poked gramma again. She woke up and said it was too early to be up and so I played my DS some.

Finally they got up—hallelujah—and when we were all out of bed, they had presents for me. The first one was a Harry Potter DVD, the second was a bird watching book about birds in the United States and the third a book called Seekers that I was really, really wanting. It’s about bears going on a quest. I also got a tech deck. It is perfect for Provence because it has flies and bugs on it and there are a lot of those in here.

Then we went down to one of Kevin and Elizabeth’s wonderful breakfasts. Before we ate, Kevin brought me a fax and from my good friend Shannon. It said happy birthday and it had a gift certificate for a restaurant in San Diego called the Vine for a pasta I really like and a lava cake dessert. Thanks once again Shannon for the gift. I’ve never gotten a fax before.

After that we had a normal breakfast. Then, Kevin came out with a raspberry torte with Joyeux Anniversaire, Casey written in chocolate and two candles, representing eleven. Then the other guests, my grandparents, Kevin and Elizabeth sang Happy Birthday. The torte was very delicious. It was very nice of them to do that.

This is Keven and Elizabeth

The day before when I went out to play tennis with Kevin and Thomas (Thomas is Kevin’s son), we stopped at the bakery for some strange reason. Now I know why.

At night we went out to a nice restaurant for my birthday dinner and I got another surprise. Kevin called the lady in charge of the restaurant and told her it was my birthday so when they brought dessert it said happy birthday on it and they said happy birthday to me.

A couple days earlier when we were in Nice, it was special to have an early birthday with my Uncle Benny and Aunt Joyce who are just like family and I love them. And I get to see them when I get back home because they’re going on vacation in San Diego.

I can’t wait to get to Italy. See you there.

Bye, Everyone.


Barbara said...

Buon Compleanno!

Judith said...

I tried to leave a comment to say Auguri! to KZ, but it wouldn't stay connected... so here it is. also baci.

KZ said...

Hi Judith...Gramma posted this for you. Thanks for the baci

Rebecca said...

What nice surprises for your birthday. I hope you enjoy being 11 because it's a great age! Have fun in Italy. Can't wait to read about it.

greenlover101 said...

hey casey its taylor palladino cool blog! happy b-day wish i was in france/italy have a great time.

Chiocciola said...

Happy birthday Casey!! Your celebration, or celebrations actually, sound great! Enjoy Italy - I know you will. I bet you are thrilled to see your friends again. Let us know how it goes!

Speaking about Ecuador, I am finally going there! I leave next Saturday for a work trip.

grandma Kim said...

Happy late birthday Casey. I am sorry I didn't get to send you a post on your birthday. My three little granddaughters who I haven't seen for two and a half years have been at our house for two weeks so we have been very busy playing in the pool and going to the zoo. They left this morning and this is the first time I have been able to get on my computer except to do homework. Sounds like you had an excellent birthday and also sounds like you are having a fantastic vacation. Enjoy yourself, and I look forward to seeing you someday!!!!

Grandma Kim

KZ said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, Taylor. Thanks for commenting.

Snail, have fun in Ecuador.

Grandma Kim, I hope to see you someday, too.

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


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