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Milk + Bookies Story Time

With celebs like Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Chris Pine, Dave Grohl and DJ Lance Rock ‘babysitting’ my JetSet Tot, I was first in line when doors opened!

Over the weekend Jet-Set Tot and I ran into some super cool celebs at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles in support of Milk + Bookies™ Third Annual Story Time Celebration. For those unfamiliar with Milk + Bookies™, they are a national charitable organization that focuses on literacy promotion and service learning by inspiring children to give back to the community by using books as currency. With celebs like Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Chris Pine, Dave Grohl and DJ Lance Rock ‘babysitting’ my Jet-Set Tot, I was first in line when doors opened!

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What a super-fun day! The Jet-Set Family had a BLAST! We were invited guests of the sold-out event where we had a day of family fun featuring story times narrated by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), DJ Lance Rock (Yo Gabba Gabba!), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen (Modern Family) reading their favorite children’s stories; creative arts & crafts by little junebugs; photo flipbooks from the super cool mobile flipbook station Now Flip This, and lunch followed by delicious McConnell’s milkshakes and Isabella’s cookies to enjoy! The pint-sized attendees were then asked to browse the free books gifted by Scholastic, Inc. at the giant “bookstore” and inscribe them with a personal message or drawing which will be donated to local children who do not have access to books through programs like School on Wheels, Ready Set Read, Boys and Girls Clubs and LA family housing.

Rainn Wilson and Gwen Stefani, were also spotted throughout the day mingling amongst the guests with their children. And there is no wonder why because at last year’s event, the celebration raised an impressive 3,000 books for foster care organizations Children’s Bureau and Westside Children’s Center.

While Jet-Set Tot was hanging out with Gwen + Gavin’s adorable kiddos, I was secretly hoping we could arrange a prom date 12 years early! *sits by the phone wait for Zuma Rossdale to call…*

Read, Give, Grow! I can easily say this is my favorite event so far this year and that’s saying A LOT since one of the events was with President Obama! I cannot wait until next year and I want to personally thank the Milk + Bookies team for such an exceptional event!

Throughout the year, the Milk + Bookies™ event model is available to anyone wanting to host their own book party!  For more information on how, please visit www.milkandbookies.org, or check out Facebook and follow on Twitter.

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