Or at least playing in some water....
Here is Southern California you've got to take the experiences with nature when you can get them. I'm definitely one of those moms who believes in getting dirty. You're only young once, so if she ruins a few pairs of pants or shirts, so what! She grows so fast it's not like she really gets to wear anything more than once or twice as it is!
Yup, wet pants and all, but at least we had lots of fun. That's what tennis shoes are for, right?
Are you comfortable letting your little ones get messy?