Forecast for the summer: wet!
Using the hose as a sprinkler, before Matt reminded me that we own a sprinkler (two, in fact):
Erin and I playing in the sprinkler in the back yard:
Also in the spirit of water play, I wanted to also try an idea I saw on pinterest via friend and fellow mom-blogger Lauren Lynch: bathtub paint. *All you do!* is mix baby shampoo, cornstarch, water, and food coloring in an egg carton. I think that naturally crafty people such as Lauren probably just have a sense about the correct amounts of these things that will yield the right consistency. Arty stuff does not come naturally to me, however. So the “paint” was more like either colored water or goopy, gluey globs. But Erin didn’t know the difference and had an awesome time.
Anyone who tries this should be comforted that the paint rinses easily off bathroom tile and the bathtub. But have a spray bottle of bleach ready for the grout. Unless you like pink grout.