FABULOUS!! Had a fun and fabulous birthday party on Saturday for Miss M who turns 6 on Dec. 20! She and 14 of her closest kindergarten and neighbor girl friends got together at a local bead store to try their handiwork at making bead necklaces. Oh my -- those girls were focused!! And they put together some beautiful one-of-a-kind necklaces --so pretty!! Since the day began with 4 more inches of snow, we weren't totally sure that everyone would make the party . . . but most did. It was a lot of fun. Thankfully, two Moms stayed to assist, so along with my neighbor high-school sitter, there was enough adult help. I don't know what I would have done without them! Most of the girls chose the larger beads for their necklaces, so those went together fairly quickly. There were a couple girls who decided to use the itty-bitty beads and it took a whole lot more beads and more work to get those necklaces finished! Thanks to my coworker, Jodee, we had the famous cupcake tower adorned with lovely cupcakes I baked the evening before. M decided she didn't like frosting, so we had a number of very plain cupcakes. No matter -- all that bead work made for some hungry little girls and they gobbled up the cupcakes accompanied by, you guessed it -- apple juice. Little M was just glowing with happiness throughout the party and the entire day. Whew -- a succesful b-day party -- what a relief!