For birthday and Christmas, we give one gift of 'stuff' and one experience gift. This year Cyan asked for horseback riding lessons. It quickly turned into one of her passions.
Here is Cyan at one of her much loved horseback riding lessons. She has 1 1/2 hours to do all of the things it would take if she had a horse, then ride, and brush them down when they are done. It is a highlight of each month for her, and she just LOVES to ride. I am sure there will be more pictures coming of this experience for her, as we will be doing it for a long time. :)