Sunday, June 12, 2011


I've decided to start celebrating half-birthdays, and the main reason is that Grant's birthday is immediately after Christmas and then he has to wait another entire year for new toys and games. At his age, I want to always having age-appropriate toys in the house, but I don't want to buy him gifts, particularly toys, for no reason - bringing me to the conclusion that we will celebrate half-birthdays from now on. Besides, I know how lame it is to have your birthday right close to Christmas and then have to wait and wait to get something new... so we are also celebrating my half-birthday - hurray!

But to the point: I need help deciding which of these adorable backpacks to get Grant. I simply cannot choose! He has a smaller moose backpack from my Aunt Pat (thank you!) which is very cute, but it has some damage from something being spilled inside and the liner is ripping. We all love it, but it's just time for something a little bigger.

Tell me which one you would choose for Grant, and I will be eternally grateful! Your votes will go a long way towards my decision!

Thanks everyone! Here is a little tidbit: from the beginning, some of the decisions in Grant's life have been determined by a vote, including his name. For those of you fortunate enough to participate, you were right, it's perfect! And, by the way, can you believe our little Grant is about to be two-and-a-half! I can't!


  1. I vote zebra or penguin!:)

  2. I was going to say cow or monkey, but when I saw the dog it totally takes the cake! Very cute!

  3. I vote for the frog because it reminds me of his little housecoat when he was a baby.

  4. Definitely the zebra, so cute!

  5. Alison ChattertonJune 13, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    The frog reminds me of one particular Halloween we celebrated about 6 years ago, but I am favoring the penguin!

  6. Zebra! Cracks me right up. I'd say penguin second, but it appears his wings get rid of side pockets?