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!! ;)