Marilyn has her first best friend. His name is "balloon", and she LOVES him. Balloon was a gift from Great-Uncle Greg, and it could not have had a better reception. Marilyn carries him everywhere. He rides in the car with us, sits on the table during dinner, hangs out on the vanity during bath time. My favorite is watching her say "Hello Balloon", "Bye Bye Balloon", "Night Night Balloon". She is absolutely adorable when talking about her balloon, which she can do for hours. Thanks Great-Uncle Greg!!! Excellent Choice.