Sunday, February 08, 2015

Nolan's Day

Sixteen years old!!!!
The boys took a treat to the youth class today....and Nolan chose Applebee's for lunch.  We came home and the kids began a rousing round of RISK. (Not seeming to understand the privilege of birthday, Arielle won again! ) Nolan received calls for Krista and BreZaak.

 We are realizing how quickly time passes. Time hits warp speed as the kids enter high school.

We asked Nolan some goals he has for the next couple of years.

He's still thinking of goals - but two goals are to write awesome essays and to be able to carry on a normal conversation in Japanese.

Both within his reach.
If we knew he'd be so happy with printed photos, we'd have given him a little red sport's car.  His gifts are on the way.....Scene It from the kids.
The Hobbit board game add on....
Pre-order of The Hobbit 3
Just to be sure he had something to open - Stacia and I picked this up.

We've loved watching the man of God Nolan is becoming. We look forward to the upcoming years.


Kim said...

Awesome! We've really enjoyed getting to know him (and Arielle) this past year+! It is so true how the high school days FLY by! I can't believe he's 16! The young boy who was trying to learn hiragana is now doing quite well in kanji, and his grammar is becoming more and more natural!!! Excited to help him reach one of his goals!!! Love, Kim and Ryu (and Junnie!)

Laura said...

Happy birthday to Nolan! And I am with you on that 'warp speed'!

Anonymous said...

NOLAN: Looks like you had a GREAT celebration. Happy B-Day to you again. Only problem is my view of the candles says you are MUCH, MUCH older than 16! :):):) Welcome to our generation. :):):):) You are such a wonderful young man of God. Proud to have you as a grandson. love/prayer always.... 2G's T