At the same time that Charlie started in Reception, Lexie started a new term at Kindy. Two full days a week.
She loves it.
From 9am until 3pm, she is utterly engrossed in the craft, the stories, the hatchling chickens, the new computer, the sandpit and the trampoline.
She loves that she has her own little friends, and is greeted by lots of other eager four year old little girls when we arrive at the gate.
Today was no exception.
Apart from today was a bit special.
Lexie has a new kindy bag.
She is resigned to being the "hand me down kid", poor Lexie. She is the final girl of a lot of girl cousins. Her wardbrobe is FULL to bursting of gorgeous (but second hand) gear.
Last term she was the posessor of a (fairly scruffy) hand-me-down kindy bag. (Which was a bit babyish, apparently, as it was Winnie the Pooh?)
So can you imagine her utter pride and delight at her very own new kids backpack........
It is from Mooo, and it is just lovely. They have a whole range of school bags that can be designed from a huge array of colours, sizes, designs and color patettes, so they suit literally any child or family. (I am quite tempted to get one for myself to be honest, as a gym bag?)
I ordered Lexie's last week, and despite her being fairly choosy on the colour, size, design and palette, as well as opting to have it personalised, it arrived in two days. (Amazingly fast service. Which is handy to know as Mooo also stock name labels and name tapes, which I have a habit of losing and needing to order at the very last minute.)
Lexie opened the package when it arrived, and I honestly thought she was going to cry with joy - she really really loves it. So much so that she insisted on taking it to bed. Like only a four year old can. And she is happy to pack and unpack her "new school bag". Long may that habit last.
The bag is robust, and the zips seem to be sturdy, which is good, as it's always the zips that seem to go first on my kids school backpacks. The straps are soft and slightly padded, so they don't cut into Lexie's shoulders. Less whining, thank you.
It has to last four terms of intense rough and tumble. I have a feeling it will, and that Lexie will continue to love it.
So if you are in the market for new kids bags of any kind, head over and look at the Mooo site? Their stuff is divine.
And if you would like to be in with a chance to score a $50 gift voucher to spend with Mooo, all you need to do is leave me a comment below, telling me what your favourite item is that you find on the Mooo site. Easy as!
Terms and Conditions - Mooo Voucher Giveaway is available for Australian residents only. Voucher does not include shipping costs. Voucher cannot be redeemed for cash. Voucher valid for items up to the value of $50: no change given for unused amounts. Winner will be chosen by Random.Org. Winners announced via email on Weds 03.11.10