I think it should be mandatory for all base houses to have fountains in the backyard! The kids are always so anxious to go outside at my parents house and it isn't for the beautiful scenery or for the nice weather. Nope. It's for the fountain! Of course, you can't play in a fountain without a fishing net to scoop out any leaves that might fall in and also don't forget to have some rocks around to wash.
But most importantly, make sure that you have several buckets around to fill with water so that you can make sure the fountain never gets empty.
Thanks Mom and Dad for letting them get crazy with the fountain!