Saturday, October 31, 2009

On Halloween night 5 years ago........

at 3:03 a.m. to be exact Jonah was born. I can't believe our little Jonsey is 5 years old. This year GI Jonah and a few of his other GI friends rendezvoused for a top secret mission which was located at the military base other wise known as the bowling alley. Jonah always likes to have a very themed and sort of costume party. This year we had all of the kids bowling in little army helmets it was pretty cute. Here is
Jonah's 5 year old interview :

Favorite color: green
Favorite food: pepperoni pizza
What do you want to be when you grow up? A garbage man (Say what?)
Favorite thing to play? With his new Bat Cave
Favorite show to watch? Spiderman Spectacular
What sports do you like? Soccer
What things do you like to do around the house? Play in the backyard
What do you like to wear? Anything with Super hero’s on it and his Sketcher z strap shoes
Where are some of your favorite places to go? “To my friends”
What things make you happy? “When I get tickled”

We are so glad to have Jonah in our family he such a blessing to have around. Happy Birthday and we love you!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumkin Carving Time!

I can't believe it is that time of year again. This year we had some trouble finding pumpkins. We went all over the place last weekend and everywhere seemed to be sold out. We finally had success at good old Smith's. They had loads of them so if you are in the same bind check there because they let me go in the back and they had a bunch. The kids love carving and , "digging out the guts" as they would say. It is a messy task and so Rob takes them into the garage for this messy task (so don't mind the messy garage pics). One of the first years we carved pumpkins my dad (Tots) was her and he roasted the pumpkin seeds and so now every year my kids expect me to do the same. Yeah they are tasty but man is it a messy job. Thanks tots for passing along the tradition and the job to mom.... By the way Tots you will be here to roast the seeds next year right ? :) Hallie had fun as they put the seeds in the bowl she had her own spoon and so she mad sure they were good and stirred. Jonah was the monitor, he made sure everything was getting done. He did not want to stick his hand in the pumpkin it kind of creeped him out. Mackay helped with everything, he pretty much had his own pumpkin under control. From gutting to carving the boy was trying it all. Big thanks to daddy the pumpkins turned out great.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In Remeberance Of My Cousin Phillip Workman

Phillip was the first grandchild on the Sotelo side of the family. On Monday October 19th he passed away unexpectedly at the early age of 36. He suffered a massive heart attack. Phillip will be terribly missed. Growing up I always thought of Phillip and I still do think of him to be a very kind and intelligent person. He always had a kind and gentle domineer about him and he would do anything for anyone. And this boy could play the classical guitar like nobodies business. Phillip we will all miss you very much. Till we meet again...

ABC 15 NEWS and AZ CENTRAL *** An Arizona National Guardsman and Peoria resident suffered cardiac arrest and died while training at Camp Williams in Utah Monday.
Sgt. Phillip Workman, 36, was participating in a physical training test when he had a heart attack. First aid was administered at the scene, but he was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Maj. Paul Aguirre, spokesman for the Arizona National Guard, said Workman was physically fit and officers weren't aware of any health issues.
Workman enlisted in the Guard in 2006 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 with the 1-158 Infantry, also known as the Bushmasters for its storied service in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy.
Viewing is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Regency Mortuary, 9850 W. Thunderbird Road, Sun City. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Masonic Temple, 345 W. Monroe St., Phoenix, and burial will be in the National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Rob Is The Big 3-0!

Rob hit the big 3-0 yesterday and poor guy had to spend it working. He had a big meeting to boot. His parents were very kind though and came and watched the kids and he and I went out to PF Chang's for dinner. Then the kids helped me make a tasty chocolate birthday cake. Rob got some fun new stuff to pimp his new/old ride with (I will post about it later), needless to say he did all the birthday shopping for himself this year because when it comes to car parts and tools this girl does not have a clue.