happy birthday Jason

yep- it's after midnight, so technically Sunday. Saturday went decently....and quickly. this afternoon Loren and i made it down to Mom and Dad's for a small birthday celebration for Jason. Melissa and Jason are staying at Nichole & Chris's house, watching the boys for the weekend while Nichole & Chris took off for Whistler for some alone time. hard to tell who was enjoying it more- Melissa or the Sargent boys. Mom & Dad had a full house, what with Loren, me, Melissa, Jason, Ethan & Cole. we ate some pizza and some mud pie for dessert, and Mom & Dad got Jason a smoker. Loren and I ordered the new Harry Potter book for him but won't be able to give it to him until it comes out in July. I got some decent pictures, which will soon enter the online album. it was a lot of fun playing with the boys; and since Loren was there watching cartoons it was pretty interesting to see them glue their eyes to Fairly Odd Parents and Static Shock. Cole seems to trust me a lot more since i shaved off my beard. came home and read some of The Wishsong of Shannara with Loren before bed, and had a nice long talk- i love the evenings with him, when everything that's going to get accomplished for the day is done with, and there's nothing left to do or anywhere to go. when the distractions of the day aren't present, and there's quiet in the house, and we each have the other's undivided attention, we actually manage some meaningful conversation- i think more politically correct people might call it 'quality time', but i'd just call it 'good times'. he's a good kid and i'm proud of him.

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