The Holiday Season is fast approaching, and with it, holiday sales and deals! From a 50% discount at Bellevue Art & Frame, to discounts on photography sessions (yes, there’s still time to get your Christmas card photo done), kids classes (15% off swim classes), fitness classes ($50 off bootcamp) and more, we’ve a rounded up the best discounts around town for mom, baby & kid related products.

PS – Shopping for a new school for your kiddo? ‘Tis the season of school tours and admissions. Don’t miss the open house and tour opportunities below.

Sales, Discounts and Deals
$20 gift certs for $10 at The Toy Place at Bellevue Art & Frame
Bump Bellevue Black Friday Sale
The Early Birds Save 10% on Lobird® Stationery!
Fall Fun at Mockingbird Books in Greenlake
Sat. Nov. 13th is Neighborhood Toy Store Day at Planet Happy!

Consignment Shops
mamaswap.com – Consign online and local!
Paron’s Closet 1 year Anniversary! Save 20% off Saturday Nov. 27th

Photography
Holiday Mini Sessions with Alyssa Rose Photography
Enjoy $50 off weekday portrait sitting w/ Libby Lewis Photography
Winter Portrait Special with M. Larson Photography
Last Chance for Soulful Portraits in time for the Holidays with Mary Grace Long Photography!!
2nd Annual Santa for Soul with Sandra Coan Photography!

Schools
Bellevue College Parent Education Open Registration
Montessori in Renton – Tour and Apply Now!
Enrolling now at Eastside Montessori School
Save the Date: The Evergreen School Speaker Series, November 11
Giddens School – offering a balanced approach to learning

Classes
Twirl your Tots in Spanish or Mandarin at Polly-Glot Tots
15% off of  your reservation at Safe N Sound Swimming
Holiday Blast Bootcamp, $100. Save $50 at Seattle Weightloss Bootcamp!

Playtime
Parents Date Night!  Movie Night at the Cottage!
KidsQuest Children’s Museum Gingerbread Lane

Childcare
Annie’s Nannies: Holiday Helpers Available!

Kid’s Haircuts
Go ORGANIC at Beach Comber Kids Cuts!

Parenting Resources
Season of Giving: Think of PEPS!

Dentists
$150 Macy’s gift card from Bryan Brenner DDS


Sales, Discounts and Deals

$20 gift certs for $10 at The Toy Place at Bellevue Art & Frame
With the holidays fast approaching what better way to help stretch that holiday budget than a $20 gift certificate for just $10! Just mention that you saw it here. This offer is exclusive for Red Tricycle subscribers, limit 2, one for you and one for a gift. This is the perfect opportunity to check out our expanded selection of specialty toys, art materials, custom framing, kid and adult art classes. At The Toy Place at Bellevue Art & Frame.  Offer expires 11/30/2010.
In Uptown Bellevue!
425 453-8959
www.bellevueartandframe.com

Bump Bellevue Black Friday Sale
Bump Bellevue will be having a Black Friday Sale on selected items. All sizes and shipments of Daily tea will be 20% off.  10% off all diaper bags in stock. We carry petunia, Cake, Oi Oi, Storksak, baby mel, Timi and Leslie and others.  10% off most maternity clothing (excluding designer denim). Brands such as Olian, Maternal America, and NOM.  Buy (pre -order a phil and teds stroller and recieve a $20 gift card for Bump. The New Phil and Teds Explorer is Fantastic. Bump also now sells Mountain Buggy.
Come See us Black Friday at Bellevue Square.
425-454-2867 (BUMP)
Bump Maternity
Bellevue Square
www.bumpbellevue.com

The Early Birds Save 10% on Lobird® Stationery!
Our beautifully illustrated personalized note cards make the perfect gift. Lobird® stationery, described by People Magazine’s Celebrity Baby Blog as “Jaw dropping gorgeous” offers a beautiful selection of holiday photo cards, invitations, gift tags, note cards, calendars and more. Enter the code “redtri02” at checkout to receive 10% off all purchases made from November 5 through November 12, 2010.
Be an early bird!
Visit our online shop:
www.lobird.com

Fall Fun at Mockingbird Books in Greenlake
Join us for Fall Fun at Mockingbird Books from 10am till 2pm Tuesday, Nov 23. We’ll have harvest-themed treats to eat and crafts to create and our 11am story time will feature some favorite seasonal books.
Then at 2pm on Saturday, Nov 27, help us welcome new local author/illustrator, Maggie Smith as she shares her newest book “Christmas with the Mousekins” – a story with crafts, poems, recipes and more! We’ll try out some special Mousekin-inspired treats and make a project from the book. Hope you can join us!
Mockingbird Books
206-518-5886
www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com

Sat. Nov. 13th is Neighborhood Toy Store Day at Planet Happy!
Don’t fret if the playground is wet – come to Planet Happy and make your own buttons or bath salts. They’re the perfect gift for family & friends. While you’re here – check out our clothing sale. 100% Organic T-shirts, Onesies, Yoga Pants, Booties & Socks are 25% off (while supplies last). Join us on November 13th as we celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day. There will be fun, games and free buttons all day. Plus, we’re staying up late – we’re now open for play until 8pm everyday! Mention “Red Trike HOT LIST” for $5 off a $25 purchase in November.
Planet Happy
Ravenna/Bryant
www.planethappytoys.com

Consignment Shops

mamaswap.com – Consign online and local!
mamaswap.com has great deals on cool weather clothes and gear so you can bargain hunt in your PJ’s while the kids sleep! Mamaswap is an online consignment community for Seattle parents that lets you buy and sell gently used kids clothes and gear. Less expensive than eBay and less hassle than craigslist, one of the best things about using mamaswap.com is our ‘Swap Meets’ – a three-hour window scheduled every 2-3 weeks where sellers and buyers exchange goods purchased on the site in person as well as mingle. We’ll even list your stuff for you at the swap! What could be easier?
mamaswap
support@mamaswap.com
www.mamaswap.com

Paron’s Closet 1 year Anniversary! Save 20% off Saturday Nov. 27th
Come help us Celebrate our One Year Anniversary on Saturday November 27th and Save 20% on your entire purchase of new and consigned merchandise. Enter our drawing for a Gift basket full of many woderful items and get a balloon for the little ones! We look forward to seeing all of you and Thank all of you for your support.
Paron’s Closet
In the Wallingford Center
www.ParonsCloset.com

Photography

Holiday Mini Sessions with Alyssa Rose Photography
Alyssa Rose Photography is offering holiday mini sessions on November 14th, 20th and 21st. Perfect to get a jump on your holiday cards and presents for family! Cost is $195 plus tax and includes a 30 minute session at our Greenlake studio, 24 holiday cards OR a single digital file to create your own PLUS a $125 print credit. To sign up, email info@alyssarosephotography with your preferred session date or call 1.866.417.0072.
Alyssa Rose Photography
info@alyssarosephotography.com
www.alyssarosephotography.com

Enjoy $50 off weekday portrait sitting w/ Libby Lewis Photography
Fall is a great time for family holiday portraits. Yummy sweaters, falling leaves, bright cheeks. Sittings include custom albums with 30-35 4×6 images plus an online gallery! For the month of November mention “Red Tricycle” when booking a weekday session and receive $50 off the sitting fee!
Libby Lewis Photography
206-465-2115
www.libbylewis.com

Winter Portrait Special with M. Larson Photography
Winter in Seattle can still be a great time for portraits – put on the cute winter hats and jackets and let’s go outside! Big kids can twirl with umbrellas and jump in puddles. Or, tiny newborn babies can stay bundled up at home and M. Larson will bring the photography studio to you. Mention “Red Tri” when you book and receive $50 off an outdoor portrait session before December 20th!
M. Larson Photography
206-284-3276
www.mlarsonphoto.com

Last Chance for Soulful Portraits in time for Holidays!!
BOOK YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION between NOVEMBER 1st and 27th. We shoot at your home, the Arboretum or the studio. Schedule now to create beautiful portraits for holiday gifting! STUDIO@MARYGRACELONG.COM
Mary Grace Long Photography
206-624-7474
www.marygracelong.com

2nd Annual Santa for Soul with Sandra Coan Photography!
Sandra Coan Photography is offering Santa Photos once again!! This one day only event will take place on Saturday, November 27th at Sandra’s Greenwood Studio. Packages start at $25.00 with a percentage of proceeds raised going to Ballard based foundation Soulumination (www.soulumination.org).
Spaces are limited and filling up fast, so call or email for your appointment today!!
Sandra Coan Photography
www.sandracoan.com
206-841-2260

Schools and Classes

Bellevue College Parent Education Open Registration
It’s not too late to sign up! Bellevue College’s Parent Education Program is currently holding Open Registration for classes for children age 0-7 and their parents. The program provides educational and social experiences for children, including circle time, music, art, and sensory play. Parents are informed about a wide range of topics (feeding, potty training, SLEEP!, family fun) by BC Parent Education faculty. Classes are offered in locations all over the Eastside (Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, Renton, Sammamish and the Snoqualmie Valley).
Bellevue College Parent Education
425-564-2365
www.bellevuecollege.edu

Montessori in Renton – Tour and Apply Now!
Cedar River Montessori, age 3 through 7th grade, is conveniently located in Renton off the Maple Valley Highway. A 12 acre wonderland, the school strives to foster the social, emotional and academic growth of its students. Download an application from our website and schedule a Wednesday tour at 10 a.m. or visit our Open House on Saturday, February 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Highlights include a large garden, before and after care, a summer program with swim lessons in our own pool, and a supportive community.
Call 425-271-9614 to tour.
No application fee. Apply now!
www.cedarrivermontessori.org

Enrolling now at Eastside Montessori School
Now enrolling for January 2011! School resumes January 3rd (post winter break) and there are currently 3 spaces available. The Eastside Montessori School offers a Primary Montessori program for children 2-1/2 to 6, harmonizing a balance between the three age groups and genders.  We are A.M.I. affiliated; teachers with an AMI diploma hold a credential that is internationally recognized by Montessori schools and classrooms around the world. Call us at 425-213-5629 for more information, or to arrange a tour for yourself and your child. Tours are available Monday through Thursday starting at 1:00 p.m.  Visit us at www.eastsidemontessorischool.com.
Eastside Montessori School
425-213-5629
www.eastsidemontessorischool.com

Save the Date: The Evergreen School Speaker Series, November 11
The Evergreen School Speaker Series continues Thursday, November 11 with professor Kurt Fischer speaking on the topic “Mind, Brain and Education: Building Usable Knowledge for the Classroom.” The lecture will take place at the University of Washington in Kane Hall at 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the public; all educators and parents are encouraged to attend.
Cost: Free
The Evergreen School
www.evergreenschool.org

Giddens School – offering a balanced approach to learning
Each child at Giddens School is valued for his or her unique character. Students are supported and validated as they pursue their educational paths and together they grow to recognize and support one another on this journey. Giddens School offers a balanced approach to learning. There is equal emphasis on academic, social and emotional development. Children act as leaders in their community and agents of their own learning – experiences that prepare them to become leaders in their communities.  Please come visit us during one of our two All-School Open House dates: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Giddens School
Central District of Seattle
www.giddensschool.org

Twirl your Tots in Spanish or Mandarin at Polly-Glot Tots
Polly-Glot Tots language classes is expanding to Twirl Cafe in Queen Anne with winter classes in Spanish and Mandarin. Parent/Child immersion and drop off classes start Jan 10 for ten weeks. Classes include music, BrainDance, crafts and more for $209 incl materials. Curious? Visit one of our free trial classes in Kirkland, Childish Things or Twirl. Visit our website for more information, a full listing of classes around town and registration. Write to info@pollyglotttots.com or call 206 861 9698 for questions. Enter “red-tri” promo code to receive 10% discount on your winter registration!
Polly-Glot Tots
206-861-9698
www.pollyglottots.com

15% off of  your reservation at Safe N Sound Swimming
Safe N Sound Swimming is a unique and exceptional swim school.  Our water educators are dedicated to the development of each swimmer and in providing a positive experience. We have taught thousands of confident, water-aware swimmers during the last 24 years.  We have found that one-on-one is the best way to learn how to swim safely!  Our services are provided year-round at two locations, Seattle and Bothell, and also include a swim team, pool party rentals and swim camps.  Call today to reserve your child’s swimming lessons or birthday party.  Mention “Red Tri” to receive 15% off of  your reservation!
Safe N Sound Swimming
www.snsswim.com

Holiday Blast Bootcamp, $100. Save $50!
Seattle Weight Loss Bootcamp is bringing back our “Holiday Blast” 4 week bootycamp program in time for the holiday season. Get back into your skinny jeans! Join other moms for four weeks of results driven workouts and weekly personalized nutrition coaching. Just $100 for Red Tricycle moms. Save $50! Start right now or with the next session beginning November 29th. Call for information or to register, 206-852-4427.
Hour long morning classes
We meet at Greenlake Park.
www.seattleweightlossbootcamp.com

Playtime

Parents Date Night!  Movie Night at the Cottage!
Bring your children to Blossoming Buds Cottage on Saturday, Nov. 20th from 4:30-8:30 for our monthly movie night while you enjoy a well-deserved date night and they enjoy a night full of play, a movie and pizza! We will be watching the movie How to Train Your Dragon.  Space is limited so call now to make your reservation.
$40/1st sibling $20/second sibling Third sibling FREE!
**$20 non-refundable deposit required to hold a spot.
You can now follow us on Facebook for weekly updates!
Blossoming Buds Cottage
Seattle/Wedgwood/U-Village
www.BlossomingBudsCottage.com

KidsQuest Children’s Museum Gingerbread Lane
Family Gingerbread Workshops
Dec. 4, 10am-Noon & 2-4pm, at Hilton Hotel Bellevue
We provide materials & snacks for you to create the house of your dreams …PLUS we clean up the mess!
$20/member family, $25/non-member family.
Pre-registration required.
Gingerbread Lane Display, at Hilton Hotel Bellevue
Dec. 3 – 9
Enjoy professionally built & decorated creations, vote for your favorite and bid in the silent auction to benefit KidsQuest Children’s Museum. On Dec. 4 local celebrity judges will announce winners and Newcastle Elementary Chorus will enchant you with a holiday performance.
Click here for info.
KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Bellevue, WA
www.kidsquestmuseum.org

Childcare

Annie’s Nannies: Holiday Helpers Available!
The holiday season is upon us, and wouldn’t it be nice to have some help checking items off your list? Annie’s Nannies can help! We have ON-CALL NANNIES available for holiday parties and date nights. We have PARTY HELPERS available to help you during your holiday entertaining: setup, serving, and cleaning up. We have FAMILY ASSISTANTS available for wrapping, shopping, organizational projects, and decorating.
NOVEMBER SPECIAL: Book 2 On-Call jobs in November, and get one FREE!
Call us today to avoid the holiday rush! 206-784-8462
Annie’s Nannies
206-784-8462
www.anihouseholdstaffing.com

Kid’s Haircuts

Go ORGANIC at Beach Comber Kids Cuts
You can now feel totally confident that at Beach Comber Kids Cuts your visit will be totally safe and toxin free…they are now ORGANIC! All of the products used and sold are labeled with their toxicity level based on http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.org’s safety ratings. They also use only earth friendly cleaning products.
Beach Comber also offers a huge play area for before or after your child’s service and over 100 movie titles to choose from during the service to make the “Dreaded” haircut as painless as possible! They now offer four cutting stations for more availability during the busy times!
All this and you can now easily book on line through the business’ home page!
Book online at  www.beachcomberkidscuts.com or call (206) 302-9760 to book your kiddo’s Holiday do now!
Beach Comber Kids Cuts
206-302-9760
www.beachcomberkidscuts.com

Parenting Resources

Season of Giving: Think of PEPS!
Many a Red Tri reader has found their “friendship family” through PEPS, an organization dedicated to bringing together new parents to discuss the trials (and joys!) of the crazy newborn who’s just joined your family. Want to become part of the wider PEPS family? Donations of money and/or time (particularly volunteering as a newborn group leader) are always gratefully received. Step up for families and give back to PEPS! An investment that will not fail.
Program for Early Parent Support
206-547-8570
www.peps.org

Dentists

$150 Macy’s gift card from Bryan Brenner DDS
Why not soothe your fears with a little retail therapy? Dr. Bryan Brenner is giving away a $150 gift card to new patients with completion of their exam, cleaning, and X-rays. Leave his office with a healthier, cleaner smile, and then head out to Macy’s to do a little shopping. Just in time for the holidays! This offer is for new patients only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Check website for information on Dr. Brenner, his hours, and how to schedule an appointment online.
206-762-2573
www.bryanbrennerdds.com