Our patio overlooks the apartment's playground. At first Gracie was scared of the grass, but once she realized she could get to the swings if she walked in it she was truckin' across the little span of grass between our patio and the playground. Once she hit the sand she came to a fast halt though. She'd pick up her foot and wiggle her toes, looking up with an expression that clearly read "my feet are dirty!!" Josey taught her that sand is fun and we've since bought a cheap shovel and sand sifter that she loves.See, Gracie, sand is fun!