They started collecting MLP toys at birthdays and Christmas and other such things. I felt like I was living in My Little Pony world.
Somewhere along the way, though, it shifted. Suddenly it wasn't just these cartoon ponies captivating the girls--it was horses in general. They are enthralled with all things equine. They get horse books from the library (non-fiction ones, no less)--every time we go. They love spotting horses when we're out driving. Natalie does a pretty spot-on neighing sound. They have added some really realistic-looking horse figurines to their toy collection. They love them.
Reading the library books with them has taught me a thing or two I didn't know (I can't say I was ever much of a horse fan, so it's not hard). I think we might kick off the school year with a horse unit study I have--both girls will enjoy that, and it might help us ease back into the school routine. Might as well leverage their obsession while I can, right?