Back to School Excitement

Back to School excitement is in full swing! Even though my little one is not quite school age, we are getting in on the fun with back to school shopping, and planning ahead for the fun season filled with pumpkin patches, a visit to AListGrandpa’s house…and her first BIRTHDAY party!

  • We use our mobile phone for everything! First of all, it is perfect for list creation. I no longer have to keep track of stray pieces of paper. At any given period of time, I have 10 lists going! These may include items of clothing I want to buy our little one, a packing list for our next trip on the airplane, grocery shopping lists, and lists of to-do’s in preparation for her party.
  • We also use our mobile phone to capture baby’s milestones! We recently sent AListGradpa and AListAuntie a video of baby girl crawling up the stairs for the first time! We also love to snap photos of items we see at the store, and send them to friends/family to get their input! This is so helpful, as it is a big time-saver. Of course, we also use our phone to check out photos on social media sites of our friends and their little ones as they head back to school! (We love to see the precious outfits and the sweet smiles of their faces.) We know that day will come soon enough for us, and it will be a bittersweet day. In the meantime, we are enjoying every second with our baby girl, and staying organized with our mobile phone.
  • We recently noticed that Sprint has some great options for smart phones that make managing a busy life a little easier. If you are in the market for a phone, you may want to check out Sprint’s Buy One, Get One Free promotion for their new HTC One. It looks like a GREAT product!

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Kids In Need Foundation, Back-to-School

Hello! Today is the last day of August! Everyone is getting ready for Back-to-School time, which makes me think about the kids who do not have the supplies they need when they show up to their first day of school. The Kids In Need Foundation is a not-for-profit with a mission to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Foundation does this through 24 resource centers across the country, where teachers can “shop” for free supplies. The Foundation also supports a teacher grant program; all K-12 educators nationwide are eligible. Finally, the Foundation supports a school box program to help get supplies to students in rural areas. The Kids In Need Foundation 2010 gala and business luncheon is on September 29 at The Depot in Minneapolis. The gala reception is sponsored by Target. For more details on the gala and luncheon, visit the KINF site. You can buy your tickets online here. To learn more about the Foundation, or to make a donation, you can “fan” the Kids In Need Foundation Facebook site. Cheers to a great school year!

Garnet Hill Backpacks

When I was growing up, Back-to-School often meant a cool new backpack. This year, we received the Happy Sunflower pattern from our friends at Garnet Hill. We are loving these sturdy-yet-stylish backpacks! They even have a water-bottle pocket! (Remember the days when drinking water during the day meant a stop at the water fountain?) I also like the padded shoulder straps! Those packs get heavy! Check them out at Garnet Hill $39.50.