Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Letter 2010

So I am behind on posts, I need to upload Jasmin's videos of her school program and I will soon, lots of pictures too...we just have been recovering still so everything is behind.

Here is the update letter, when you get your christmas card from us ( sometime like next week I will mail them :) ) it directs you here for the letter and pictures. So here goes.

One word can describe this year and that is FAST! Where did it go? We got pregnant in March and somehow it was December before we knew it. We tried to fill the summer with as much as we could, tons of parades, Jasmin took a tumbling class, Seven Peaks season passes with Aunties and Uncles so went there a couple times a week. Then school started, so off to Orem 3 times a week for that; then Jasmin made the competition team so dance 2 times a week... poor Ryken is so ready to be in school, he cannot wait until next year. He is so full of energy, we might have to look into spring soccer this year.

Christmas came early for our family, 16 days early to be exact. Zackary was born on Dec 9th, and has been a joy since. Both Jasmin and Ryken love him; Ryken can't wait for a buddy to play with and Jasmin loves holding him and kissing his head. Mommy and Daddy love how mellow our little guy is.

Steve and I are well. He is still at Pepsi and I still sell Close to my Heart, Usborne, and now Scentsy from home. We both enjoyed playing basketball with our ward this year and keep busy with our church callings ( Steve is still assistant cub scout master and I enrichment coordinator and both of us still on ward activities committee. )

We look forward to 2011, hopefully it will bring good fortune in the shape of us selling our home and getting a bigger one now that we are a family of 5. We wish all those who are reading this many blessings and good health to you and your loved ones.

Merry Christmas! And may your new year be very happy!

~The Lewis Family
Steven, Clerissa
Jasmin, Ryken, Zackary

Monday, December 13, 2010

Zackary Steven Lewis

Born December 9, 2010 at 10:23 am
Weighed 8 lbs 6 oz
20.5 inches long

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Concert Pictures 2010

So sad story about the concert. Jasmin's solo was number 2 of the night, that part isn't sad but awesome! During her performance she kept staring at the ground and moving stage right ( or left? ) when she was supposed to be centered. SO after she was done and I head back to help her change, I was like ready to question what happened... she knows that routine and LOVES to perform it. I get back there and she is almost in tears because apparently she saw a big white spider on the stage next to her when she started. Seriously, we saw kids playing with this spider before hand and I almost squished it and totally regretted not. There are parts in the number where she is on the ground, so can see why it was freaking her out. When asked why she didn't stomp on it, she said "that wasn't part of my dance" Hilarious :D

Concert Videos

Dinosaur and Bean Museum Fieldtrip 2010

last of halloween 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

catching up, with more to come

Here are two fun events from october. Jasmin is not in the first one, she had dance during the parade, so sadly missed it but bro had a bucket to collect candy for her in. Then Steve and I went to the Nitro Circus and didn't even take a pic of ourselves, argh! Enjoy the fun motor cross pics.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

too grown up

So I don't think I weighed everything out when Jasmin made the competition team at her dance studio. The extra hours of dance class, the extra costumes and the makeup and hair. Today we learned how to do their hair the way her teacher wants and how to do the make up....can you believe she is only 5? Granted all the other girls in her class are like 8-10, so maybe it isn't too drastic for their parents... maybe? But man it was blowing my mind to see her looking this grownup.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

random thoughts pt 2

um so yeah, half of my post was missing from last time, and I was kind of depressed it was gone and put off doing it all over again, so here is my attempt to do so... finally ;)

The kiddles are getting so big, it really does blow my mind. They play together so well... most of the time ;) Sometimes it is like cats and dogs, no lie, but 90 percent of the time the do everything together. Which I think is why Ryken misses Jasmin so much when she is at school or dance. Some of the games they play, make me laugh so hard. They love to play puppy and take turns being the owner and being the puppy... I know, we will have one some day, but I want to wait until we are done having kids so I have energy to train a puppy. They love to take turns spinning each other in the swings, or playing "rescue" by the castle, or going shopping, the games are endless...

Speaking of having kids... I am almost 7 months along, and I am not sure where that went? Granted I know I am the size of a cow whale, so easy to believe 7 months, but man it seems like it was fast. Little brother is going to be here soon and the whole family dynamics are going to change. I wonder how it will be... right now little man is such my snuggle bug, I hope that doesn't change. He seems excited to "teach baby brother how to shoot the ball ( basketball )" hopefully that excitement stays once he is actually here. We honestly have no names in mind for little brother, NONE. We know middle name will be Steven, and just can't seem to come up with any good first names ( good equals sounds well with steven as middle name and isn't a name with a bad connotation or has already been used )

We have been having insurance issues that are incredibly frustrating. Long story short, our insurance told 3 different people ( myself included ) that we could have Ryken's teeth fixed at UVRMC and then after all is done a bill is now 10 times what is should have been... and now we have to have baby brother over at Timpanogos in Orem instead of at UVRMC that is down the road... I was not very happy about this entire situation and still am trying to get things ironed out, so has been a weighing issue on my stress level lately.

On a happier note fall seems to be around the corner and I.AM.SO.EXCITED!!! Fall has always been my favorite season. I love the crisp air, the smells, the food, the football, the holidays, LOVE IT! I have been trying really hard to be on the ball this year and have all events I want to attend planned out, so to not forget to do anything. Pumpkinland, safety fairs, free craft nights, trick or treating EVERYWHERE!, party for any and all reasons, can you tell I love this time of year?

Ok, well that is all for now, I know I had other updates and thoughts to share, but my brain is kind of fried, being a cow whale makes it hard to find comfortable way to sleep at night and having to go to bathroom every other hour because baby brother seems to be parked on my bladder don't make for a very conscious mommy.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Random thoughts

So I finally got pictures up, hope you are all enjoying them.

Some updates...

Jasmin is loving her preschool and dance classes. She is a super star and on the jr crew :) Which means competition teams. She is having a ball being with the big girls.

Poor Ryken wants to go to school so bad, when we drop sister off or when we drive past a school he starts asking to go. He loves big trucks, since we have had like nonstop construction around us this whole summer, he is always asking to see the big trucks.

Watching the two of them play kills me. They are getting so big. I mean, five years ago this week we became parents... where did that go?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jasmin's Birthday 2010

Jasmin wanted a Cinderella birthday party this year, and she got two! Her school class is so big this year that I split it up and did a school party and then a church friends party. Both were a blast :) She thoroughly enjoyed herself. Then we had the Richters over that evening and had pizza and then Auntie Jujee took us out for Maceys ice cream. The Lewis side came on sunday and we had cupcakes. Then on her actual birthday we took her to Chuck-a-rama and then to Kmart to pick up the new tinkerbell movie and let her pick out which doll she wanted ( you get the doll for .97 cents if you buy it same time as the movie ) and then home to open the costume she wanted for Halloween this year and to watch our new movie as a family. She told me it was the best birthday ever :) Hopefully I get that reaction each year ;)


Hailey's Pamper Birthday Party

Jasmin was invited to a Pamper Birthday party for her friend Hailey. She got to have her nails done and hair done and dress up with her friends. Mommies and siblings were invited to come for cupcakes and so go to see the end results of all the pampering :D

Hoogle Zoo 9/11/2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

First day of school 2010

Jasmin misses the deadline for kindergarten, so she is going to another year of preschool with Ms Konnie. This year she is doing the afternoon class that meets 3 times a week, woowee. She was so excited to be back in school. She wanted princess hair to match her new princess outfit. This is mommy's attempt at princess hair :)

end of summer fun 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I know, it's about time

that I post some more pics. No one wants to here about my doings.
You visit here to see pics of my kiddles. I want to apologize for the few of me, they are proof of what a cow I am turning into. Thanks hon, for taking them :p

I am so ready for fall, ready for cool weather, schedules, and holidays! I know Jasmin is getting antsy for school and dance again. Poor Ryken wants to go to school too, so am going to do my best to come up with things to do with him during those times.

Enjoy the slide show :D