This also brought to my attention how quickly Paolo’s first birthday is actually approaching. We leave for Italia in three weeks, where we will stay for a month. (I am not sure I can aptly communicate just how excited I am for this trip; I miss Napoli every single day.) Then, on our way back home, we are stopping in Baltimore for about five days. When we land back in Iowa, Zack arrives that week to celebrate Paolo’s birthday. So, I have to order all of my supplies, send out invitations, and plan menus and playlists before we leave for Italia.
Luckily, I came up with a fitting theme: una festa italiana. I have reserved a giant pavilion, started designing the invites, ordered some supplies, and I have planned the menu. (And I will be able to purchase food and wine in Italy to ship here for the event! It’s perfect timing, really.) We have also set aside soccer/rugby/bocce balls to provide activities other than drinking wine for our guests. I love a great party, and my baby’s first birthday is an incredibly momentous occasion that I cannot wait to celebrate. And we really couldn’t be luckier to be in a place where we have so many relatives living near by. I really hope everyone will be able to attend.
(Dear Mains in Iowa: I will have the invites out in the mail in the next few weeks! I look forward to receiving your RSVP! xo)