Happy Birthday Julia!

by Susan

Birthday SmileThis week Julia celebrated her 2nd birthday here in Italy.

We planned the timing of our trip so that Julia’s nonni (grandparents) would be able to celebrate this day with her.

We all had a wonderful time!

(But Janice said Jackson was so sad when he realized he wouldn’t be at Julia’s birthday party. He was crying and crying about it… I feel so badly for him. He loves Julia so much and he really loves birthday parties!)

You can see below her Nonni, Aunt Lisa, Uncle Bryan, Uncle Paolo and baby cousin Emily singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Julia.

Birthday Family

Birthday Candles
Nonno held Julia up so that she could take aim at her candles. But she blew them both out all by herself and was quite thrilled and a little surprised by the smoke afterwards.

And she sure didn’t need any help eating her cake!

Birthday Cake

Playing with Auntie Marilyn is always tons of fun and she was around all day entertaining Julia.

Birthday Festivities

When it came to her gifts, Julia got sidetracked by the first one – a new set of crayons, coloring books and a little princess pencil case bag. She had to stop opening her gifts and remove from the box each of the 24 crayons, test the color out on her book and then put it in the pencil case. It was hilarious.

Birthday Gifts

Happy Birthday to our precious little angel Julia!

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 emilyhope May 11, 2007 at 1:29 pm

Wonderful pictures. Happy birthday, pretty girl!


2 Jennifer, Snapshot May 11, 2007 at 1:35 pm

Happy Birthday!! My niece is almost two and she’s going to be here with us next week.


3 Jessica May 11, 2007 at 1:48 pm

Happy Birthday, Julia! It looks like you had a wonderful day! :)


4 melody May 11, 2007 at 1:50 pm

Happy Birthday, Julia! What a fun party. How many American two years can say “I partied in Italy”?


5 The Pumkin Patch May 11, 2007 at 1:56 pm

Happy Birthday Julia! Glad you had a great day!!!


6 Karla~Looking Towards Heaven May 11, 2007 at 1:57 pm

Happy Birthday, Julia!


7 Adventures In Babywearing May 11, 2007 at 2:10 pm

Oh wow- what a way to celebrate! Happy Birthday!



8 Kara May 11, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Happy Birthday Julia!


9 kailani May 11, 2007 at 3:59 pm

Wow! A birthday in Italy! She’s one lucky girl!


10 Jana May 11, 2007 at 4:06 pm

Happy Birthday, Julia! The pictures are precious.


11 Carey May 11, 2007 at 4:40 pm

Happy birthday to your little girl! I hope you having a lot of fun in Italy. I looks and sounds like you are.


12 oh amanda May 11, 2007 at 4:41 pm

Happy Birthday, Julia! What a sweet picture of her coloring!


13 Melinda May 11, 2007 at 4:54 pm

Happy Birthday. :D


14 annaliza May 11, 2007 at 5:00 pm

ahh!! Buon Compleanno JULIA!!
::hugs:: to Jackson


15 Janne May 11, 2007 at 5:14 pm

Poor Jackson! (((hugs)))

Happy Birthday, Julia!


16 dexie May 11, 2007 at 6:10 pm

happy birthday Julia!!


17 Erna May 11, 2007 at 8:26 pm

How adorable! Happy Birthday Julia!


18 jen May 11, 2007 at 8:27 pm

Happy Birthday to Julia
looks like she had a wonderful time :)

mines on the 18th


19 KC May 11, 2007 at 8:46 pm

Happy 2nd birthday Julia.. My Little Man is turning 2 on Monday and we are having his party tomorrow. Looks like the party was alot of fun.


20 military mommy May 12, 2007 at 12:23 am

happy birthday, little lady. :)

It’s so cool that you got to celebrate in Italy!


21 Nell Taliercio May 12, 2007 at 1:47 am

Happy Birthday you beauty!


22 Lissete May 12, 2007 at 9:55 am

So cute. Happy birthday to Julia and many blessings!


23 BlondeBlogger May 12, 2007 at 1:10 pm

Aww….too precious for words! Happy Birthday, Julia!


24 Heather May 12, 2007 at 11:45 pm

Happy Birthday to Julia. How cool to turn two in Italy!!


25 The Preacher's Wife May 13, 2007 at 12:18 am

An Italian Birthday party…does it get any better than that??! Congratulations to your wee one!


26 Twisted Cinderella May 13, 2007 at 6:28 am

Happy Birthday Julia! She is sooo cute with those crayons!


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