Friday, March 13, 2009

Favorite Things Friday-My caring kids & Scrapbooking with Coffee

Jacob has a test today in math. It is on area and circumference of a circle using II (3.14). He had to figure out the radius or the diameter with the given numbers. I explained it to Jake and he was still frustrated. Brad said we should call Robbie, so we did. Rob got off work at about 8PM (after working 12 hours). He was at our house by 8:15. About and hour and 15 minutes later, Jake was the king mathematician! He had a handle on it. Robbie even made up a few quizzes for Jake to take before Rob left. Robbie is amazing at math. He is working for an auditing firm in their tax department. Four people have been laid off in his department, but not Rob! We know that after tax season anything could happen, but Robbie is worth his weight in gold. This is a great job and he is doing very well, but they are lucky to have him (no bias from his mother :)!)

Robbie called this morning, on his way to work, to see how Jake felt. He wanted to know if Jake felt ready for the test. Jake was very confident and really wanted to do well. We'll see how well, later today. Stay tuned...
What my favorite thing of all of this is the unselfish way Robbie has been. He helped Jacob and he truly wanted him to do well so Jacob would feel good about himself. Robbie shows his love in many ways, but this is one of my favorites! Thanks Robbie, I love you and I'm so proud of you!

I love to scrapbook. It is therapuetic for me. I like the organization of it, I like the creativity value and I love to record our memories! A great time for me is to grab a cup of coffee with vanilla creamer and a small squirt of whipped cream, be in comfortable clothes, have the tv set turned toward my area in the family room and scrapbook while my children are at school. This perfect combination only occurs when there is a full moon so I have to take advantage of it when I can:)!

These are the two pages I completed yesterday. I'm tempted to do some more today, but this is probably the only leisure time I can squeeze into this day. Oh well, I did it yesterday. That will have to do until the next full moon:)


He And Me + 3 said...

I love scrapbooking too. Love your pages. Great job. That is so sweet of Robbie too. Great pictures of them working together.

Anonymous said...

Page looks great mom! I'll see you in a little for St. Baldricks.

Kristin said...

Isn't it so neat to see what you have tried to instill in your children all those years in action? Everyone that knows Robbie knows he has a kind heart - but this story is extra touching - big brothers can be the best. I'm sure it meant a lot to Jacob and will mean even more as he gets older....They are both smart and caring just like their Mom!.....I am with you on the coffee and the scrapbooking. "God, can we please live closer so Leslie and I can scrapbook together once a week? Or at least drink coffee and talk?" :) (from my lips to God's ears...:) )
BTW, great pages!

The Emery's said...

I love scrapbooking! I just wish I had time for it :(

I'm even proud of your boys. How weird is that????