Sunday, October 28, 2007

Indoor Marching Band Extravaganza

Monday Night - October 29 7:00
A quick sampling of the BHS high band program followed by
the MARCHING BLAZE indoor extravaganza!

Suggested donation of $3.00
Bring your kids - it is in the gym, informal, great music
(and a look at the state champion drum line)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sweet Honey and the Rock

Kindermusik educators at our International Conference last week were amazed and blessed by the songs and heart of Sweet Honey and The Rock. If you ever get a chance to hear and see this group - don't hesitate.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thank you Jane

Thank you Jane, from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for Kindermusik Educators over the last 8 years. Your contributions in reshaping and stepping out in partnership with Kindermusik International has impacted us all in such a positive way. We can only hope to emulate your joyous spirit and kind heart as the new board goes forward into the future.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Good works

Meet Yael Benjamin, this Kindermusik's Inspirational Educator of the Year 2007. Yael is working with the precious children of Soweto in South Africa.

Being in Chicago this last week was a treat for my mind and heart. Especially seeing the joyous work that educators are sharing all around the world.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Hello from Chicago

I am not in the picture but these are the friends I am playing with in Chicago this week. Kindermusik educators from all over the country (Katie from IL, Ginger from MS, Julee from UT, Kathy from PA, Theresa from SC, and Jane from GA, Sonya from SD) We are practicing our variety show act to raise money for the Ruth D. Anderson Children's fund. It is all work and tons of fun when Kindermusik educators get together from around the globe.

(We miss you Molly!)

The Perfect Product

. . . for dancing with your little one. Visit the SECRET SHOP for these red dancing shoes and more super cool/sweet things.

Thanks Molly.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Tucker!

Tucker is a Scout

Tucker is a teacher

Tucker picks up the Baritone AND Trombone this year

Tucker plays and photographs Bass Guitars

Tucker has grown taller than everyone but Trygve this year.
(Lorelei's shoes are REALLY tall)

Happy Birthday from Chicago Tucker, You make us proud everyday.
I can't wait to see what your 15th year will bring,

Monday, October 15, 2007

Another Great use for sponges

Who knew? Besides perfectly great sand blocks sponges can provide protection from other prehistoric predators. More cute costume ideas here

Thanks Molly

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Sweet Lorelei

Welcoming our new puppy Dinah in October
Playing with a REAL well in Normandy
Flirting with Popeye in Honfluer in Northern France
Walking around Paris
Pretty pose for Homecoming

A quick look back at Lorelei when she was 16 - just a moment ago. We love you honey and are so proud of the person you are.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Mom's Club of Eagan -West ROCKS!

BIG BIG thank you to Sarah Wright-Walstrom for inviting about 30 of her friends to a Kindermusik FAMILY TIME class today. What fun we had, singing, tapping, galloping, creeping, and jamming together.

This is a lovely group of mom's check this previous post about their benevolent works.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Color up

Visit this Jan Brett site for a fun coloring game. Jan Brett is the author of all the books we love, The Mitten, The Hat, Annie and the Wild Animals, my favorite is - The Trouble with Trolls
and many others. Click around in her site for videos of how to draw things, cards and envelopes to download, crafts and games of all kinds.


This is what my boys have been working on for a few weeks. A trebuchet. They are hoping to fling a bowling ball (or a pumpkin) 100 yards. This one went 23. They're getting there. The "treb" is made of spars (small straight trees) that are lashed together with twine - just like old times. This began as a project to teach the Scouts how to lash. . .