7/3/2009 - Arrived a few days ago, but I waited to fill out her registration and "birth certificate". Her Aunt Susan and her second cousin, Lesley both had dolls and maybe she will like them too. She put the first one in her arms so gently and held it like a real baby - very carefully. I usually wouldn't have gotten this, but she got a stimulus spending check to supplement her monthly funds and after bills were paid, we waited until her birthday and I went ahead and got her a few things that are useful, able to be appreciated, able to assist her in learning and to help her (when it cools off here in Texas) with exercising and using the muscles in her legs and rest of her body and putting that connection together where she can work her lower extremities better. I have faith that it's possible. We named her doll Aslyn Victoria Marie Norred. This was the only one we could afford of the series; even though they have several beautiful ones. Maybe later we'll get another for her, who knows. It's darling, however and I'm charmed - that's for sure and I'm not the baby doll type. We got her a bike, big wheeler, clothes, puzzles, art supplies, drink cups, a couple of items to keep food and other items off her school uniforms when school starts, as well as new clothes in the three sizes she's between right now in different brands (you know how that goes). I'm a pretty good shopper. I take my time, go for the best bargains at the best times between stores, and don't get more than we can afford. The sad part is that after all was ordered and started to ship in via mail order (saving us gas and time shopping - when most can't be found in stores anyway - and we have great delivery people who work very hard. ), Kenneth left, work has slowed down and we are struggling to pay rent, electricity, and get groceries. I will do my best to be a technician and mommy and clean and keep house and keep and make appointments and deal with everything in between like sales, advertisement, licensing, taxes, and what I have to do.