While the basement project continues and dust collects and settles EVERYWHERE (it is so thick already and the re-drywalling hasn't even started --aaaack!), let's turn our attention to something more fun, shall we? Someone special is turning 7 soon -- another reason to celebrate in December!! Yes, Miss Maddy turns 7 just a few days before Christmas. Since it is a very busy time for a birthday party, we are having her girlfriend party the first weekend in December. Then we'll have a family get-together on her actual birthday, so she gets to celebrate twice--yay!! In keeping with her fondness for all things "stuffed", her party is going to be at a Build-@-Bear-type place since there is no Build-@-Bear in our lovely city. It's the same general principal as BAB, but is called the "Animal Creation Station." Since she is a girl who LOVES stuffed animals, how divine to have her birthday party at a place where stuffed animals are created and celebrated!!!