For anyone who didn't know - we've finally gotten around to the big backyard project: terracing the hill from the house to the alley and replacing the deck. I'd say we're 75% there - the rock walls are almost all done but the rock stairs aren't in; the deck is built, but not stained, etc. But - today was the 1st day Louise got to play on it - so we've got pictures to share. It will be fantastic when it's done - some flat space for Louise to play in (maybe even enough for a game of Croquet) and a deck with hand-rails that are up to code (Louise can't fall through) and that's not painted blue. We're excited.