Another reader actually suggested an Etsy store that I had just discovered a few hours before her comment- Blue Calla. My reader said that she had purchased a purse from Blue Calla and really liked it and also said that it was "perfect quality". I had discovered Blue Calla in a search on Etsy for toddler backpacks and am now in love with this little bag:
Seriously, tell me that isn't the most adorable, girly thing ever! I want it in my size as well as in Vivian's!
I also really drooled over the Skip Hop backpacks, particularly the bee. So cute!
Sadly, in the end I had to be practical. Ethan saw a Thomas backpack on clearance at Target yesterday that he had to have and the price was right, so that's what he'll be using. And Daniel pointed out that we had an old backpack from Ethan's daycare days that would be the right size for Vivian, so I can't come up with a valid excuse to buy a new bag for her either. Darned financial common sense :)
Here are the kids practicing for the plane trip with their backpacks!
Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post. Just passing on some information about things that I'm drooling over!