Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nolan (Stump) Turns Ten!

This is Nolan on the day he was blessed. Jan blessed him and we were so happy that day. This entry will be about Nolan. He turns 10 on April 5th. He was born to us late in life and ten years after his next oldest brother Stuart. All of us were surpised but today we wonder what we would do without him. Sometimes I feel a little bit sad that he has no brothers around on a daily basis, he gets lonely. But they would say that he makes out like a bandit and is treated as an only child. He gave himself a nick-name of Stump. No one seems to know why. His brothers all vary that and he can tell who is calling him by the varation. Aaron says Rump, Owen says Lump, Sean says Gump, and Stuart says Bump! Nolan was a cute baby! Nolan's day care provider would alway make a valentine for us with picture of him in it, it looks a little like a mug shot, but we were always happy to receive the cards. She was a great baby sitter.
This is the day that we dropped Stuart off at the MTC for his mission, a little bit after this the smiles were gone and the tears began for Stuart had always been there for Nolan. Nolan cried for several hours after we left. He has been good to write Stuart on his mission and really misses him.
Nolan loves ice cream!
Nolan loves tomatoes!!!
This is the first time I held Nolan, the love just starts pouring out for the new baby when you first take them in your arms, doesn't it?

Nolan loves all things video gamish! This was at the National Western Stock show and it was a pickup that had been outfitted with seat and a gaming console. The line to play was long and many people waited patiently, including Nolan, for a turn. He would have loved to take it home with us. He loves his Wii and too.
Nolan loves his dog, Sissy! We got home yesterday from a four day trip to Grandma's and the first thing he did was take her for walk.
Nolan was Avatar the Last Air Bender on Halloween last year.
Nolan loves his brothers!
Nolan felt the spirit when he first saw this statue. We were at the visitor's center in SLC and when he came up the ramp and saw this, he was floored. He said that it so awesome!
On our trip to Texas, we stoppedin New Mexico at the Capulin National Monument volcano and went down in the bottom of the crater. Afterwards he remarked that it was really cool and he said "Mom do you remember when we saw that big statue of Christ in SLC? Well I felt the spirit there and when we saw the crater here today I felt the spirit again". If only we could manufacture opportunities for our children to feel the spirit like that everyday!
Nolan is a Bear Scout and loves Scouting. He will start Webelos next week.

Nolan loves his niece and nephew, Milly and Levi. He plays well with them and is a good uncle.
What would the world be like without Nolan, we certainly don't ever want to find out!

Happy Birthday Nolan! We Love You!


  1. Yay! The boys loved seeing this post. It is good to see how much he has grown up. Congrats on the Bear Scout! Tony says "that baby doesn't look like Nolan" I totally saw it though and it wasn't until he saw Nolan with Stuart that he said that Nolan started looking like himself...I loved seeing all the cute pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nolan, I remember when I was sort of little when we were playing sand box and we overflowed it. It was fun! I really miss you. It is fun to play with you. I would like you to come over some day. I remember when you made a stack with the cushions that our brown couch used to have and you used to knock them over. Love, Xander (Your brother from another mother)

    Nolan, it is fun to play with you. I miss you. Love, Elodie

    We all miss you a bunch Nolan!!! You're just such a great kid, what's not to miss? Reall, I have always been impressed with you. You are going to be one great missionary in 9 years. Happy birthday, man. I can hardly believe you're 10 now! WHOA! Love, Monette