It was time to address the backyard patio. It was completely unsafe & unusable for us. With Henry's curiosity & mobility, we had no time to lose. I quite like the look of it all. The gates in front of the steps will go up tomorrow, and then we will have a perfect little outdoor playpen for Henry. Hopefully this will satisfy his desire to go outside while satisfying mommy's desire to be able to watch him from the kitchen sink. We'll see how that goes.
WAY BEFORE (4/2008):
A few weeks ago:
AFTER (gates not included yet):
I'll work on adding landscaping in the flowerbeds probably sometime this fall. I think that will add a lot to the aesthetic, but so far so good I think.