Sunday, November 22, 2009

Birthday Party

Katarina turned one on October 10th. We had her birthday party one week later. She loved the tiger cake that Grandma made for her. She is such a happy child and she loves learning new things. We love having her in our family. I look forward to celebrating more birthdays with her, though I think she is growing up too fast as it is.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Every Girl Needs A Meerkat

About a month ago my Katarina was looking at a Calvin and Hobbes book with my mom and she became fascinated with tigers. She would point them out in pictures and on cereal boxes and wherever else they happened to pop up. She soon learned how to growl like a tiger and that growl became the universal sound for every animal. It was all very cute. So, you may ask, what does that have to do with meerkats? Well, Jayme decided that Katarina needed a tiger and ordered her one online. When we opened the box we were a bit surprised to find a meerkat instead of a tiger. The company eventually sent a tiger and let us keep the meerkat for our troubles. During the intervening period we had a little trip to Astoria and a wild adventure on a little bridge:) Try and follow the little mind of a little girl as you look at the picture procession. We love our little Katarina!

I didn't add words cause I thought each of you could invent your own story about this that would bring a smile to your faces. We hope you enjoyed the story:)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Ya, I like peas. Don't ask why. It's just the way it is.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wild Adventures at Grandma's House!

So...we never post. Until we do. Now we're crashing at Grandpa and Grandma Glasmann's house while they party on the East coast and get squished by big waves. Not much to say but here are some interesting pictures of the adventure.

Checking out the front and back of a cop car..front was better...

Tomatoes are on....I looooove Tomatoes

Ya..I'm choking...and Mom was taking a picture thinking it was a funny face...(huuughghghgaaa)

What do you mean it's all gone?

Then these animals with big horns showed up around dinner...

Oh...and Grandma and Grandpa got new couches...And they are perfect for climbing on...I'm halfway up the back here...Thanks for the new jungle gym guys!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pit of Despair???

Once there was a semi-barren field that wanted to be something more... So after consulting the great source of knowledge that is the Internet...rules for the construction of a horseshoe pit were discovered and the field found a future!
So we visited the local hardware stores after doing some rough math to determine our needs and began to rototill the soil to make the process easier.

Then the two Glasmann men got to work with scraping out the pit and cutting up the lumber to make the frame...good thing we measure twice!After completing the frame it was time to core out a hole for our horseshoe pin...lets see...need 14 inches to be out of the ground and the post is how long? 4 feet??!!?? Keep turning!

The last part of the day was cementing the pole in place...cause all those ringers might make it loose otherwise, right??

Day two: We visited the local rock store for some sand and started filling after making sure the frame was level and in the right place.

After filling the pits, we bolted on the back stop to protect people from those who may be a little less accurate.
Then, we let Mom and Dad throw the ceremonial first shoes! Dad landed a ringer on the first throw! Guess all that work on the pit gave him some inside pointers...

What form!! Can you see the horseshoes in these pictures? The first part of the Glasmann amusement park is now in buisiness! When do we start on the mini golf??

Saturday, June 6, 2009

We're Back

So a month has gone by... You really haven't missed much. The three of us got a viral infection. Katarina and I got over it pretty quickly. It hit Jayme pretty hard. Katarina has had a hard time sleeping. She takes 30 minute naps throughout the day, which has been hard for me because 30 minutes isn't enough time to get anything done. Last night we started something new. I put her down around 8:00, like normal, then woke her up at 10:30 to feed her. She then woke up at 4:00, wanting to eat, but I just rocked her and put her back to sleep. Then she didn't get back up 'til 7:30. I am hopeful that we have started to eliminate her late night feedings and that we will all start to sleep through the night.

We got to spend time with Josh, Jayme's brother, before he left on his mission. He left last week and will be serving in Oklahoma for the next two years. Katarnia loved playing with uncle Josh while he was here. It is crazy to think that she will be almost three the next time she gets to see him. We are excited for him and can't wait to hear of his adventures.

We also celebrated our 4 year anniversary. What a long strange trip that has been. Since we have gotten married I have had mono twice, Jayme's thyroid went out, I had preeclampsia followed by major blood loss and a D&C, and Jayme has been sick for the last six months with multiple viral infections and bronchitics which induced asthma like symptoms and made it difficult for him to do anything. I am hoping that some day we will learn what we need to learn from all of these illnesses and maybe have a full year of health.

Jayme is starting to feel better. He is starting to see all of the things around the house that need to be done, but just haven't been done because I can only do so much by myself. He has come up with lists of things that need to be done and I just sit back and wonder how I am going add anything else to my schedule. Then he does most of the things on the list and leaves me with one or two. It is nice to have him back.

Here are some pictures from the last month:

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