Then we paved a larger portion of the yard:
We added a canopy and a chair/table set for 6 people, great for barbecues and other outdoor meals as a family:
We fixed up our veggie and herb garden:
We began planting some tropical plants/flowers (we need to add a few more, but this was a good start). I guess Lydia got kinda pooped out...
Then we assembled a nice playground area for Lydia. She already loves it, and we haven't even completed the swing portion:
Today Richard rented a stump grinder and removed the two large stumps. Tomorrow we will finish leveling the ground, plant more flowers/plants, and use mulch to cover the area under the playground. I would also like to buy Lydia a playhouse for outdoors and a kiddy pool. This should be such a great area for her this summer (and next school year)...and hopefully one day her little brother will play with her, too!
More pictures to come as we complete this project!