Monday, June 5, 2017

Time with Abel

Another catch up post :) . . . .

Awhile back, Mom, Ivan and Leah spent a day in town to look at items for the house (carpets, etc.), set up their wedding registry, and do some wedding shopping. They had such a fun time together! Meanwhile, I had the fun of spending the day with Abel . . . I had quite a bit of work to do that day, but we squeezed in lots of together time, plus lots of interaction while he was in the living room and I in the kitchen working.

He is such a special boy, and I love the times spent with him! So glad he is going to be my nephew! And of course, so glad to be gaining such a great brother-in-law, too. :) We are very blessed!

A couple of photos were taken during the day so here is a glimpse into our time . . . .

He loves to exercise! He brought out our mat and started doing push-ups, showing me how many he could do in a row

He has been doing really well with learning to read and loves books. He pulled this one on lions off the shelf and began sounding out the words. It isn't an easy reading level, and he did a great job!

The words that he didn't know, I would help him sound out, sometimes covering part of the word so he could read it syllable by syllable.

Covering part of the word while he sounded it out 

Thanks to the mention of "14,000 years ago . . . ." in the book, there was a good opportunity to talk with him about biblical creation and what evolution is and why the latter isn't true. It was one of a number of great conversations we were able to have.

Partway through the day, we took some time to finish up a homeschool homework page he had left to do which was on the letter 'v'. One of the pictures that he colored was a Violin . . . and so I pulled out my violin so he could play on it a bit, too. He loved that!

A budding musician!

Next up is a post about wedding preparations . . . to be more precise: making the invitations! (which have all been sent out now.) Plus there's a post to come about another workday out at Ivan's house. It is exciting to see all the progress being made!


  1. Your day spent with Abel was a special time. What a blessing for him to have such a sweet Aunt! : )

    1. It was, Sarah! Aww, thank you. :) It sure is a blessing having him as a nephew and I love being his aunt!

  2. AnonymousJune 06, 2017

    Making memories ~ he's a cute little boy. :-)

    1. Yes, indeed, Anne! I think so, too. :)


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