With summer in full swing, I'd been eyeballing kiddie pools for Henry for a few weeks. I had about decided on a little crab pool at Target, then two weeks ago I stopped in a new Goodwill store in town looking for a filing cabinet, and saw a stack of the exact same pools, still in the box for $4.95 each! We filled it up for Henry last week, (and a few times since then), and he had a blast!
He's always loved bath time, so we're not at all surprised that he had so much fun just splashing around and laughing in his little crab pool. It has a little sprinkler that he loved playing with, but we ended up turning it off because he kept putting his face in it!
Besides his little pool, I've been thinking of some other outside toys that would be good for him to have this summer. This is our short list...
Fisher-Price Bubble Mower - I saw these in Target while I was checking out the kiddie pools. I had forgotten all about them! I remember playing with them when I was little! Henry loves watching his Daddy mow the yard, and he's really started to love playing with bubbles, so I think this could be a big hit! Plus, it retails for only $20, so it's definitely on the lower end of the price scale than some of the other outdoor toys we're looking at.
I LOVE the batmobile:
but we've always kind of wanted to get him the Little Tikes Cozy Truck mainly because Daddy has a truck. Our friend Lucas has the truck, and Henry loves it too! Plus it's tailgate folds down so you can haul stuff! ;) I just wish it's eyes didn't look so creepy. When did they start putting the eyes on these things? They didn't have them when we were little, (man, that makes me sound old!!), and I prefer them without the eyes. Am I the only one???
So, I thought we were just trying to decide between these two, and then last week I found the Little Tikes Spray and Rescue Fire Truck:
which could be fun since Henry loves firetrucks and his favorite fire truck book right now. Do any of you have a Cozy Coupe? Which do you recommend?
We're also looking at water tables for Henry, but I don't even know where to begin to narrow them down! The Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship is one of my favorites, but I honestly don't know what I'm shopping for, I just think this one is pretty cute!
We'd also like to get/build Henry a picnic table, since I think he's starting to be the age where he could use it. It would be great for play dates as well! Ideally we want to build him one based on this Ana White plan. You know, since we have so much free time lately. ;)
So that's our summer fun wish list! Do any of you have any of these toys? Any other toys you can recommend?