Ellie's path to superstardom has started small; she was in a local tv spot about a gift shop and candy store which is owned by people our nanny knows. They thought that Ellie was adorable, and asked if she would be a kid looking at toys in this program.
So here's the link. It won't let me embed the video, so you'll have to go to the page and look at it. She doesn't appear for long, but it's adorable.
She had a great time doing it, and was paid in toys. The cutest thing about the whole arrangement was that although she has retained exclusive title to the stuffed giraffe she acquired, she brought home another toy that she decided to share with Margaret because, as she explained, "that's what nice sisters do, isn't it Margaret?" Margaret agreed, but looked as if she might want to further explain that that was what nice younger sisters do.