LOVE the saddle shoes, Scout! I had Ella and James in them until they could protest. Personally, I do recall that my mother (and yours, too, Libby, I am sure) had me in them until faaaarrrr longer than I could protest. Oh the heel blisters (in 1974, '75, '76, '77, '78, '79...). I think that today's Stride Rites are much kinder. Darling child. Enjoy 2012 with her!