Speaking of birthdays, party season seems to be creeping up on us here in New York City. One of S’s friends (a boy) fell in love with a plush rolling backpack that R. owns during a playdate here at our apartment, so I wanted to buy him a similar one for his upcoming 4th birthday. The brand is Kreative Kids and the usual retail price is about $35, so I wanted to find a better price somewhere else. I found them on Ebay and chose this Plush Rolling Monkey Backpack for $20.95 (there was no bidding competition). I don’t know what it is about this plush “luggage”, but preschoolers go nuts for it and love pulling it around (even if there is absolutely nothing inside). And it’s perfectly sized for travelling…whether to the airport or just back and forth to the living room. Check out more of the designs available from this Ebay seller here.