Claudio’s Birthday Party

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The Saturday following Claudio’s birthday, we celebrated with 6 of his closest friends, sister, and parents in Urdorf. The weather was warm and sunny, just perfect for an outside barbecue. Claudio’s mom had decorated the entire garden/backyard area with flowers made of colored tissue paper. It was really quite a sight! She also made a “life tree”, where she placed pictures from when Claudio was a baby to present day. For each new stage of his life, she used a different colored ribbon to attach the photo. It was really one of the most thoughtful and creative of ideas!

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One of my favorites, baby Claudio and his mama

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This was when Claudio arrived and had the first look at the tree. He was quite impressed!

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One member of the party committee happened to be in a particularly good mood. 🙂 He was so happy to wear a party hat and be surrounded by balloons.

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Rene, the grill master

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Alex had a ball with Aunt Martina. He thought it was hilarious when she blew up a balloon and let it go. He had her repeat this at least dozen times!

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His facial expressions truly show every emotion he’s feeling. Haha!

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A game of badminton

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Cake time

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The boys – (Top) Christian, Fabio, Claudio and Alex, (Bottom) Marco and Claudio, (Not pictured) Daniel and Roland

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The evening ended with a big volcano firework. It was a super day! Many many thanks go out to Claudio’s parents who offered their backyard to host the party and supplied all of the food, to Martina for helping with the food preparation, and of course a special thanks to all that could come be part of the celebration.

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3 thoughts on “Claudio’s Birthday Party

  1. Patty McHugh

    Quite a birthday celebration! AMAZING! The gift Ruth made for Claudio was so unique, thoughtful, and kind! She certainly has MANY TALENTS! The “team effort” in making everything come together so nicely, deserves so much credit, all in itself! Alex’s smile and laughter was all of the entertainment you needed! Martina knows all of the little tricks to make Alex sparkle with smiles and laughter! Rene is always so generous with his time spent cooking the delicious food everyone is eager to enjoy!
    Thank you for sharing all of these pics with us, Steph! We know you helped to organize this wonderful celebration! Happy 30th Birthday, Claudio!
    Love always,
    Mom and Dad

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