Archive for October, 2007

Open House Invitation

We will be having our Open House for our new studio, Musical Footsteps, this Saturday, November 3. This is a great opportunity to check out the new setting before your first class there next week.

This means October 29-Nov 1 will be the last week we will be holding classes at the church. Beginning Nov. 5, we will be at our new studio location.

The address of our new studio is 1500 E Kansas City Rd Suite 25B, Olathe, KS 66061

This is a lower level space two doors down from Mr. Goodcents.

Since we have so many families, the arrival times are staggered to allow for parking.

Village – 10-11 AM

Family Time & Imagine That – 11-12 PM

Our Time – 12-1:30 PM

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Jen Mann-Li so she can plan accordingly for refreshments.


I hope to see you all there on Saturday!


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Almost forgot!

Needless to say, our convention was at a beautiful hotel in Schaumburg. After entering the bathroom, and turning on the lights, I was greeted with this.

Yes, you are correct, that’s a TV in the mirror. I never knew until last week that I actually need a TV in the mirror. No more straining around the corner to catch the weather!

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Convention Fun

Words could not possibly describe how much I learned at the Kindermusik Convention last week.  I came home ready to implement every single piece of knowledge I took away…immediately.  Of course, that’s not possible, but I do hope you will see a refreshed, renewed Miss Laura ready to take on the world and ready to help your child enjoy this amazing seven year journey we’re on together.

On Saturday evening, we had our end of convention banquet to have fun and celebrate each other and the wonderful Kindermusik programs going on around the world.

I know I’m not in my yoga pants on the floor, so for a reference, that’s me on the end : )



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So Happy!

I love flowers; flowers in vases, flowers in my garden, flowers at a greenhouse.  But I really, really love flowers in a plastic cup given by a student!!

Thank you Katelyn, it made my day!


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Magnetic Cars Game Piece Recall

Name of Product: Magnetic Game Pieces sold with “Cars” Themed Backpacks

Units: About 110,000

Importer: Global Design Concepts Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: Small magnets inside the four game pieces that were sold with the “Cars” backpack can fall out of their plastic enclosure. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of a magnet that became loose. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The 12 inch “Cars” Backpack was sold with four sealed game pieces that contain magnets. The game pieces included a red plastic car; a blue plastic car; and two red and black plastic disks that have “GAS,” “OIL” and “SERVICE” printed in red letters on the black perimeter of the disks. “Warning: Choking Hazard-Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years” is printed on the backpack hangtag. “Disney Presents a PIXAR film” is printed on the gray vinyl front of the backpack.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2007 through September 2007 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled game pieces away from young children and contact the Cars Backpack Recall hotline for instructions on returning the recalled game pieces for a free replacement “Cars” wallet or equivalent product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Cars Backpack Recall hotline toll-free at (877) 848-4070 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the

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The ranking order of a 3 year old

Overheard by my little one tonight at bedtime:

R: “Thank you God for hiring Santa to bring me the Lego Fire Station I want.”

Apparently Christmas is already a serious issue in our house : )

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So Much to Tell

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I spent an amazing 4 days in the Chicago area for our Kindermusik Convention.  I have so many things running through my head right now, and can’t wait to begin implementing them.  And…I made a shopping trip to Ikea and loaded up on some great stuff for our new studio : )

I can’t wait to see you all in class this week!

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