Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Surprise for Keeghan

Keeghan needed a new backpack for school this year. His one from last year got completely trashed... I don't know what those kids do in Kindergarten but they play rough! ;) Several weeks ago we started talking to him about what he might like this year. He still loves monkeys and all things firefighter so we went with that and started looking for something online. Everything we found was way too babyish for a 1st grader. We finally gave up.

Later that week I got an idea and called a friend of mine whose husband is a fireman. She thought it was a great idea and later that night I put a call out on Facebook and a plan went into action. We went to the mall and bought Keeghan a plain black backpack (which he thought was kind of boring, but decided was ok because it looked kind of cool) and told him that it would work for this year. In the meantime, firefighter patches from around the country showed up in our mailbox thanks to lots of great friends helping us. A couple days ago Frank stole Keeghan's backpack and brought it back today looking like this:

And here's Keeghan getting his new backpack: 

He was super excited and loved reading all the patches and seeing where they are from. Of course we have the Colorado Springs patch front and center... he can't wait to grow up and be a Colorado Springs Firefighter one day!! 

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this happen!! He's going to have the coolest backpack in first grade!! ;) 


Lynn said...

You know it's too cool for him to take to school now, right?
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Kathyb1960 said...

That is sooo neat! What a great idea! Makes me want one w/ FF patches and stuff too! LOL

Anne B. said...

Awesome idea!!! And when the backpack gets trashed, you can still cut the patches off and save them! Love it! (((HUGS)))!!!

Angel The Alien said...

He's a lucky kid, isn't he!

Cindy said...

No way?!? So awesome! What a brilliant idea. Mom of The Year!

~just me~ said...

It's not just Kindergarden.....happens to Gracie every year, lol. Keeghan's new backpack is totally awesome. You are just amazing!

Mel said...

YAY!! I see "ours". hehe Glad he liked it!