Thursday, February 25, 2010

Getting back to normal

The snow is finally melting, and life is getting back to normal (whatever that is!).  I am gearing up for my Spring #1 Session at Tiny Toes which begins next Monday.  This week I am finishing up my makeup classes from the snow storm and working on a marketing plan for next session.   In March, we have costumes to order for the June recital, shirts to order for the Brambleton Ribbon Run that we're sponsoring, and a Picture day for all of my adorable little dancers! All while choreographing and cleaning dances for my big girls and getting them ready for competition.  March will prove to be a busy month indeed.
I volunteered for my first Saturday evening church service last week and I was blessed to be in the 3-4 year old room....we had 8 little ones that wanted me to feed their baby dolls and teach them a ballet class Tiny Toes style!  Even the boys enjoyed it:)
Kris began his bootcamps at the studio last week....we have about 35 signed up right now between my dancers and our Biggest Loser contestants!  I am still sore but really looking forward to Friday's workout again.
This week, I put together our Birthday Party guide since I've had a lot of ballerina mommies requesting parties! Yay! I hope that these will grow as the months go on.
Last week, I officially became "published" with an article on the IAMModern Kids' blog!  Looking forward to writing more for them and some of the other avenues that are interested in my perspective!
My exciting news of the week:  I had my first interview with the Leesburg Today about Tiny Toes!  Hope to see a writeup in a week or so about the company, its role in the community and the unbelievable growth that we've seen!
Did I say growth?  I meant explosion!  We have 85 little ballerina princesses scheduled to join us at Tiny Toes this session! I couldn't be more excited!!!
Since this is a ballerina kind of post this week, here are some pics of my favorite Trina in Training:)


The Johnsons

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snow My Goodness!

The official reading today in Leesburg was 34.5" for our February 5-6 Blizzard! Kris spent a good part of Friday shoveling to get ahead of the mounds of snow that came Friday night into Saturday....then spent Saturday morning digging out what Mother Nature so kindly left for us.  Loudoun County Schools are already cancelled for Monday and Tuesday and we're supposed to get another 10-12" Tuesday night.....I hope all of this settles down before next weekend when I head to NYC:)

Kayden currently measures 33.5" tall....this snow storm had  her beat! But not in spirit!  Friday night, we went on a family walk around the block (around 11:00 PM) and Saturday she kept pointing outside and saying "walk!" "walk!".....she loves the snow! Sliding around in it, digging with her shovel, eating it! I can't wait till next year when we can take her skiing!!

Our nighttime walk Friday night!

The Biggest Snowballs Ever!

Kayden loves to catch snowflakes on her tongue!

Helping us dig out!

34.5" !!

Besides all this snow business.... Kris and I had a really fun and productive weekend!  Saturday Kris and I (mainly Kris) worked in the basement - he hung the drywall where the fireplace used to be and fixed the ceiling.  Same with the Bathroom where we had the leak. Today he threw the mud up and tomorrow he'll sand....should be ready to paint by the middle of the week....just in time for the next whopper of a storm!

Our neighbors Terry, Regina and Maia came over last night for dinner and a baby date!
Kayden and Maia both wanted to dress up as Cinderella and I was HAPPY to assist:)

Looking forward to another exciting week in Princess land:)

~The Johnsons