I finally decided what to get Sophia for her birthday. I really wanted to get her something that could become a yearly tradition, preferably something collectible. I remembered that my friend Clare got one of these dolls every year for her birthday from her parents. I always thought they were so pretty, lined up along the top of her dresser. It took me awhile to track them down, since I didn't know the name of the company that produces them, but at last I found them. I can't wait for Sophia to unwrap it next month! Of course, this year, she's likely to be more interested in the wrapping than the present, but I feel confident that in years to come, she will love this tradition, begun on her very first birthday.