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finalhotlistThis is the time of year to start planning holiday photos and we have some great deals. Also, we have a slew of great Halloween events to share and some great incentives to get in shape with fun new fitness programs. Check it out.

Photography and Holiday Greetings

Portrait special in time for the holidays!
Clare Marie Photography is offering a portrait special to help you get ready for the holidays. All baby and family sessions are $300 and include a disc of all high resolution files, ready for printing or creating your holiday cards. This is a special offer that is good through November 15th and is based on availability, so reserve your spot now!
Clare Marie Photography

Work With A True Photography Professional
Have you been disappointed with your last photography experience? Not satisfied with the creativity or felt like the photographer didn’t really know how to connect with your children. I specialize in working with just families and children and have been a professional in the Seattle area for over 10 years. We work either on location or at our fabulous natural light studio. Let me help you create your family heirlooms. Check out my blog for the latest images and tips for your next session. Mention Red Tricycle during September and October to receive two complimentary signed mattes.
Heather Quintans Photography
Children and Family Portraits

Photography Workshop from Teddi Yaeger Photography
Have you ever wished that you could learn how to take better photographs from an expert? Do you want to improve the quality of the family photographs that you do take? Nothing could replace the priceless gift of a professional portrait, especially one that captures you with your children. But I know that you witness dozens of picture-worthy moments every day, and I want to help you to create the best photographs possible. I will explain what makes a photograph great (subject matter, composition, lighting, etc.), show you how to use the camera equipment that you already own, recommend some equipment to add to your arsenal, and teach you tricks to turn your children into the perfect subjects. The fee is $129 and includes beverages and snacks, as well as a DVD of the presentation to review at home. The workshop is currently capped at twenty participants, so you must contact me today to reserve your spot! Offered on Sunday, October 25th from 1-5 pm. Location TBA.
Teddi Yaeger Photography

Back to School Photos ::Great Idea:: Great Deal:: 20% off
Back to school is an exciting time for kids!! It was my favorite time of year growing up, the fall leaves, the new clothes seeing old friends – such great memories! What better way to capture these amazing moments than through photos! I’m running a back to school special where by mentioning Red-Tri you receive 10% off – but if you participate in my BLOG special you could be the one lucky winner of a FREE family portrait session!! Visit http://www.barbiehull.wordpress.com/ for rules & information.
Barbie Hull Photography
Seattle, WA

Seattle Wedding Photographer | Barbie Hull Photography, Seattle, WA

The Perfect Holiday Card – here’s a simple way to check this off
Making a list and checking it twice? Trying to figure out just how you’ll send the perfect holiday card this year without exhausting your mind or budget? Paper Locket’s cards are highly personalized, ultra stylish and luckily simple to order! Their hand-touch design process ensures that all your photos (1 to 6 of them) are sized, edited and artistically arranged in any one of their customizable 2-sided card designs. And finally your holiday greeting will say exactly what you want it to say. Click on a favorite design, pick the online proof you love, and in only a few days you’ll have impressive cards arrive on your doorstep filled with your very own holiday cheer. Order by November 11th and enjoy 20% off! Or use coupon red10 and receive $10 off your order any other time.
Paper Locket

Halloween Fun and Playtime

Costume Party at Dizzy’s Bus Stop – October 24th
Come to our 3rd Annual Costume Party at Dizzy’s Bus Stop on Saturday, October 24th from 4 to 7pm. Dress up your little goblins in their Halloween costume for an evening of games, crafts, tumbling and of course trick-or-treating. Costumes are not required, but we’d love to see the little ones all dressed up! Cost $7/child. Mention Red Tricycle and save $1 off admission.
For Kids Crawling to 8 Yrs Old
Play & Learn Facility

Izilla Toys Free Events
Music with Doug Fleming Jr.: Bring your little ones to dance, sing, and try out a variety of instruments.
Tuesday Oct. 13th and Tues. Oct. 27th 10:30-11:30 am. Mini Pumpkin Painting: Paint some mini pumpkins with washable tempera to take home and Halloweenify your house. All ages.
Monday, October 19th 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Family Game Night: Join us as we play some of our new and classic favorite games and enjoy free, delicious Piecora’s Pizza and refreshments. We’ll be playing some “Halloweeny” games this month. Ages 4 and up
Wednesday, October 14th 5 to 8 pm. Izilla Toys Big Halloween Party: Join us for Piecora’s Pizza, face painting by the lovely and talented Jackie Brulotte, and screenings of fun and spooky(ish) Halloween shorts. Suitable for all ages. The first 25 families to RSVP to info@izillatoys.com will receive a special gift bag and coupon!
Friday, October 30th 5 to 8 pm.
Big Fun for Everyone

Halloween Spooktacular is back and spookier than ever!
Take your ghouls and goblins to KidsQuest Children’s Museum for their annual Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, October 29th from 5-8pm! Make your own trick-or-treat bag and visit each station to fill it with crafty goodies to take home! Visit Dr. Jekyll’s Laboratory or take a stroll on the cake walk. There are lots of spooky, kooky activities to enjoy! Costumes are encouraged! Special event pricing of $5 for KidsQuest Children s Museum members, $7 for non-members. No PRIME Card, passes or additional discounts apply. Register online or just show up for a spectacularly spooky good time!
KidsQuest Children’s Museum

Connections and Classes

Join a PEPS Group – Just the Support You Need
Since 1983, PEPS – the Program for Early Parent Support – has helped parents connect. PEPS Groups offer a chance to meet, share, learn, and grow together. Newborn Groups are offered in the daytime or evening: PEPS matches together groups of 12 parents (moms and dads) in the same neighborhood with babies who are all close in age, and they meet in the homes of group members for 12 consecutive weeks with a volunteer leader who ensures that everyone is heard and respected. Baby Peppers are for babies aged 5-12 months, and Little Peppers are for families with two children under the age of three. Programs are offered at 7 sites throughout King and Snohomish Counties. Fees are reasonable and scholarships are available. For more info and to register, please visit our website.
PEPS (Groups Everywhere)

Monday ClayDays at Paint the Town – Time to Get Your Hands Dirty
Come to Paint the Town every Monday in October to get your hands in clay and create whatever projects you want – coil pots, figurines, slab projects, you name it! We’ll have raw clay, tools and lots of samples and instruction to help you make fun and interesting pieces. Open to ages 3 – 103, and no reservations necessary. October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 3:00 – 9:00pm. We’re charging $20 for a 2 1/2 pound chunk of clay, which includes return visits for painting and glaze firing. What a deal!
Paint the Town, U. Village

Canape Cooking Class on 10/22 , “Soups From Scratch”
Chef Jay DeLong is offering a “Soups From Scratch” cooking class at the J.F. Henry Store in West Seattle. Visit our website to see the menu & reserve your seat! Space is limited.
Thursday, October 22nd @ 7pm
$65.00 Per Person

Music — A One-Stop Shop for Child Development
Did you know that there really isn’t a separate intelligence or talent for music? Music requires a synthesis of all the intelligences working together mathematical, motor-planning, spatial, language and socio-emotional. So, when you involve your child in a quality music program such as Musikgarten, with a clear sequence of instruction, you will be strengthening all those important life skills. Each of the 20 Musikgarten programs in the area is taught by a highly trained early childhood music specialist. Attend a free preview at a location near you. Classes by age for newborns through 9 years.
Come for the Fun, Stay for the Education.

Shopping & Sales

Childish Things Turns One! Anniversary Sale October 17th.
That first year sure goes fast, sleepless nights and blurry days but it is all worth it. Our goal was to create a shop that was EASY for parents, easy to shop in and easy to sell to. Based on the compliments from our customers daily, we believe we have met that goal and would like to honor our customers with a traditional first anniversary gift of paper. Bring this paper to receive 20% off ALL gently-used items, and 10% of ALL new items including See Kai Run shoes, Ergo carriers, Hatley rainwear and more – one day only – Saturday, October 17th. Not combinable with other offers. P.S. Halloween will soon be here. We’ve been buying costumes all year. Stop by soon for the best selection!
Crown Hill/Greenwood

Big 20% OFF Sale – All gear and apparel!
TinyTrekker.com had a great selection of outstanding outdoor gear and apparel for those Tiny Trekkers in your family. Whether you are looking for a great family camping tent, awesome down jackets or even a new sport utility stroller, TinyTrekker.com had a ton of great options. Founded by outdoor minded parents for outdoor minded parents, we do our best to make sure we only sell the best gear for your family outdoor fun.
Use code REDTRI109 to get 20% OFF your purchase today!
Mercer Island, WA

Mommy’s Night Out at Kibbn Oct 15, 6 -9 pm
Join us on the red carpet for this exclusive charity event for over 200 guests. Cal lthe girls and get this on the calendar! Complimentary champagne, Fall trunk show, 20% off your purchase with donation to Eastside Baby Corner, first 50 purchases over $50 receive oh-so-coveted swag bag and tons of raffle prizes for all guests, Doors open at 6 pm and there are no tickets required.
Redmond Town Center


Fun October Fitness – New Redmond Boot Camp and More!
Aim to be Fit Women’s Boot Camps has a new 30-minute boot camp at the Redmond Athletic Club! Starting Tues, October 6, the camp will meet Tues and Thurs at 8:30am and Saturdays at 10am. You do NOT need to be a RAC member to join. Try it out for 2 weeks before you commit (what gym or personal trainer have you ever tried that’s willing to let you try before you buy?) There are still spaces available in my Shoreline, Edmonds and Silver Lake boot camps, too. Come to our Mom’s Pampering Night in Lynnwood on Tues, October 13 from 6-9pm at Meadowdale Community Clubhouse. We’ll have various health and beautyprofessionals there to take care of your hair, nails, give massages, etc. The event is a FREE thank you to moms for all their hard work getting their families through the back to school rush. For more information, contact Mark at mark@readyaimfitness.com. I love you and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it!
30 Minute Women’s Boot Camps
Try It Out For 2 Weeks Free!

Early Bird Gets to Run for Less!
Learn to Run with strollers! Moms who want to start running, Mommy Caravan is geared for all levels. We start off walk/running and gradually run more and more and getting new runners geared up for the upcoming 5k s. 6 week classes starting soon!
Where: 2-Greenlake Classes
When: Wednesday class starts October 21st at 10:30 am.
Thursday class starts October 22nd at 10:30 am.
How Much: $85 for 6 sessions (1 x a week) $105 for 12 sessions (2 x a week)
Register and information – http://www.mommycaravan.com
Questions? coachbeth@runningevolution.com
$10 off for RT readers who register before October 10th.