Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Legos and Smiles :)

My little man loves Legos...as in really LOVES Legos. And while they are a wonderful and educational way to learn and grow, they are everywhere. I step on them, suck them up with the vacuum cleaner, kick them across wood floors, and silently say bad words in the middle of the night when they crunch under my bare feet. After Brainy Smurf's birthday, Christmas, and Hanukkah...I had a minor meltdown because the Legos in his room were out of control. I was never quite sure how to handle the growing amount until I saw this...

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What can I say? I'm a sucker for good advertising. And this was great! It's called a Swoop Bag and it was designed for little ones that love legos. I immediately went to their web site to check them out. About five minutes later I was convinced that this would be the best way to keep all those Legos in one spot. He picked out a bag in Star Dust Blue and a few days later it arrived at our doorstep.

If you have kids, and your kids have Legos...go ahead and buy one. Fabulous. Wonderful. Well-Made. Easy. It is everything it says it is. We now have Legos in one place. And they stay in one place. This bag rocks my socks. Seriously.

But the smiles part of this isn't about the smile this bag brought to my face...it's about the smiles it brings to everyone else's face. A percentage of every sale goes to Operation Smile, a nonprofit organization that gives smiles to children born with birth defects. This is such an important charity to my family that this year Brainy Smurf didn't get Legos from his grandparents. Instead, he got this...


Sometimes, life is all about legos and smiles...

Rachel :)
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3 comments:

Morgan said...

Wow! That is so cool! I love the letter too - so sweet. What a great and caring idea. =)

vanessa said...

That bag is a great idea. I was excited to help my nephew build some legos things he got for Christmas but then I looked at the directions. I'm not smart enough for that! The letter is so sweet. That is a great thing the grandparents are doing, surely a gift that will never be forgotten!

Niki MyScandinavianHome said...

What a lovely letter! Something for the 'grandchildren' to learn from and cherish! I, on the other hand will get one of the lego bags and cherish that as long as my children are small!! - thanks for the tip!