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Happy Birthday, Avery!

By Brian | May 31, 2005 | Share on Facebook

My oldest son, Avery, is five years old today. He’s been so excited for his birthday to arrive, and then this morning he woke up with a fever of 104. I felt horrible at the beginning of the day, but then you realize the thing with kids – he was just as happy spending the day watching TV with his mom & brother as he was going to school, going to dinner, etc. All we needed in the end was a birthday candle, a scoop of mint-chip ice cream from Dairy Queen, and a cool birthday present from his brother, Brandon. Instant birthday joy.

It also occurs to me that this day marks the five-year anniversary of my being a dad. I will resist the urge to wax philisophical, except to say this: I’m convinced I’ve got the best kids in the world. I’m also convinced that as long as I continue to believe that, and treat them as though I believe it, I will ultimately prove myself right.

Happy 5th, Avery. It’s been a great ride. Somehow, though, I get the sense that the next five years will make it pale in comparsion…

Topics: Family Matters | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Avery!”

  1. Mike Starr says at June 1st, 2005 at 6:26 pm :
    Happy Birthday Avery!

    I hope you are feeling better.

    (Chocolate chip mint is MY favorite ice cream too!)


  2. Jeff Porten says at June 1st, 2005 at 8:06 pm :
    Starbucks Javachip all the way, kiddo. I’ll sneak you some next time I’m over when your mommy isn’t looking.

    Note to Brandon: thanks for showing me what my Atari 2600 joysticks were reincarnated as.

  3. Brian says at June 5th, 2005 at 1:33 am :
    If you bring Starbucks into the house & mommy finds out, she’ll be mad you didn’t bring her any. Better bring two…

  4. Jeff Porten says at June 9th, 2005 at 4:20 am :
    Have you ever had Starbucks Javachip? Be prepared to peel Mommy off the ceiling.


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