Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Roll Over, Rover!

Madeline and I have been busy on the web, searching for the perfect dog picture of Rover. Doesn't he look like a Rover? Of course, Madeline and I are partial to black and white dogs. We will post a picture of James, our Boston Terrier, tomorrow. Rover is the star of the "Our Time" class right now. We enjoy all our puppy songs so much! Make sure to wag your tail this week!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Long time, no post!

It's been awhile since my last post! I guess time does fly!
Our Kindermusik classes have started, and they are wonderful. We still have openings in the toddler and baby classes, so call Lorene or Stephanie and enroll!
We are offering a "beat the winter blues" baby special, and it promises to be a wonderful activity to do with your baby during these long winter months.
My tip for surviving the winter with your baby/toddler....stay active! If you have to do a stay at home day, be active indoors. Play with Balls, dance to music, bang on pots and pans, and race cars. Take advantage of this wonderful snow to explore the outdoors. Take a walk at the Nature Center, build a snowman, go sledding at Skinner's Hill. While you are outdoors, make sure to take some great photos--maybe even in black and white--and pop them into some little Valentine cards later to send to Grandma and Grandpa.
Remember, any Thursday can be bring a friend day to Kindermusik. Please email me in advance, if you can. Mark your calendar now--we will be at ECFE on Feb.10. It is a party you will not want to miss!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Good habits for the New Year

I just took a look at Helen Peterson's post on turning off the TV! It is a wonderful reminder on making good habits for the New Year! Visit it today! The story about Shay is also a real tearjerker. As a mother of a very special boy, I could relate to the story.
Here is another wonderful picture--Troy and Keenan.
Troy is a wonderful KinderDad and I appreciate that he let Stephanie run away to Greensboro with me for the Kindermusik convention!
Isn't this weather just incredible? Take a walk, go for a stroller ride, get out and enjoy it!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Class Schedule Changes

Happy New Year!

We are excited about the New Year and anxious to see what the year 2007 will bring!

I am making some schedule changes for my classes that I want to make sure are posted today! With all the bad colds and other diseases, I think it would be best to hold off on class a little while.

The toddler "Our Time" class will begin next week on Thursday (January 11)for the 9:30 class. The Monday night toddler class will begin on January 15 at 6:00.
The baby "Village" class will begin on January 18th at 11:00.

There is room in all the classes, but please call soon so that we have all the materials needed.

I have added pictures of the Goosen family to this blog. They have been a faithful Kindermusik family from the start, and I am so thankful for them. They will be attending the 9:30 on Thursday class, so come join them! It will be fun!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year!

Isn't it amazing how much life can change in one year?
We don't have life changed by babies anymore at my house, but we did ... 4 times!! And it was wonderful, just like the little one in this picture. (I believe that this is Noah Sash, with his mom Sarah--aren't they cute?) This New Year, our life is changed by a puppy making a mess, teenage boys with endless appetites, a little girl not feeling well, and a 12 year old who just wants a ride to Target, please.
So, in light of all this, it is time to make some resolutions for 2007. NONE involving food or calorie counting...only resolutions that can be kept. As an example....I resolve to take the puppy for a walk and not think about how I should be cleaning my house. I also resolve to SING in the car with my children---even if it means listening to THEIR music on occasion.
Today I may be more sentimental in saying all this, but after attending Rachel Aase's wedding, I saw again how quickly time flies as we are parenting. A few days ago she was a little girl in my musicals, and today she was a beautiful bride walking down the aisle.
Maybe that is another reason I love KINDERMUSIK! It gives you time with your child, it builds up the family, and it creates a bond that lasts for a whole lifetime.
As always, feel free to post your resolution. And remember---no resolutions about food or calories!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Our Time

Here is another one of the cutie pies we have enjoyed in the Thursday night Our Time Class.
Last night they enjoyed a Kitchen Commotion Band for their final celebration class. Miss Stephanie is always so creative and comes up with such wonderful activities for her classes!
I hope everyone enjoys the wonderful holiday before them and can experience the marvel of Christmas through the eyes of their child. As the parent of double digit children, I have to admit that I am envious and jealous of you! I miss the days of Fisher-Price Castles under my Christmas Tree! Parenting is the most wonderful ride I have ever been on, make sure you enjoy every moment of this time.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Two are more fun than one!
The two sets of twins in the Thursday morning class have show us that is a very true statement.
Today we saw Dominic do all the circle dances! Elizabeth loves to snuggle and play with scarves. Tommy and Hannah always tell about the last "hurt", and love story time. I admire these moms for placing this value on Kindermusik and enrolling their kids in our program. In Minnesota, with our cold weather, and in our "sick" time of the year, there are many days that it would be easier to stay home. But, if you do stay home, winter can be very thank you, Moms, for putting your kids in their jackets, mittens, hats, boots, and car seats, and coming to Kindermusik.