Since the fire pit area is raised with steps, the kids think it's a stage! And even better are the two raised tables on the benches. So when I walked outside, I found them doing the whip and nae nae like this...
It doesn't look like it, but we are getting close. The brick still needs to be treated to make it lighter, and the bench will be regular cement color- the white is just a treatment they put it on it. And of course we need trees, lots of them, to cover up the hideous block wall. I'm told this will all be completed within the next few weeks!
We made the final decisions yesterday (appliances, lighting, tree/shrub selection, ground cover, etc.), and our contractor says everything goes fast now!
The water line tile is in. It looks boring, but I love it.