After much deliberation, we have made some choices.
I give you my oldest daughter's backpack:
It will match her yellow winter coat!
With this binder.
What for my soon to be middle schooler? I was thinking along the lines of this.
But when he heard that they make these - BYU backpacks- he was all in.
I myself am not crazy about the light blue or the price ($58!) My genius friend thought it would be just as easy to make one yourself.
Under Armour backpack (Marshalls $25) + BYU embroidered patch (Bookstore $4) = Cheaper and better looking.
As for the 2 youngest, we are reusing last year's backpacks. Even if they have these totally adorable backpacks for my little girl.