Our backyard is done! No more dirt and rocks! (Okay, rocks, but rocks we want.) The landscapers moved our water retention area across the yard, laid bricks, moved in a lot of rock, and installed artificial grass. The grass is made of plastic and therefore needs no water! The garden pots are planted with herbs, a tomato, and green beans. I need to find strawberries for the one remaining pot. The girls’ kiddie pool is filled. The water doesn’t stay as warm as you would think, but they don’t seem to mind. Finally, the patio furniture has been purchased. We have a great shaded nook to relax in our new comfy chairs. Love it!