It is very hard in Phoenix to actually get through the summer and figure out some fun things to do without baking too badly. We function like you would if you were having a blizzard. We basically stay inside all summer. Unfortunately, the schools haven't figured out a better time for being on break around here!
My daughter and I were getting a little bored a few weeks ago and thought we should plant something in our planter. We had some old pots that were left behind by the last people that lived in our house. We basically turned the pot upside down and painted it to look like a little mushroom house.