work, multiple trips to the hardware store, hedge trimming, car repairs, flower planting, vegetable harvesting, and hanging of curtains, among other things. Sadly, all of that - or at least the kid-free versions of all of that, but likely also the rapidity with which we managed to do all of that - will soon come to an end, since my mom will be going back home on Monday morning.
But we'll have our trip to Germany to distract us from losing our babysitter, dishwasher, seamstress, and gardener.
Here is our retaining wall after the flower planting:
I'm hoping my black thumb doesn't kill them as soon as my mom leaves.
And here is Benjamin's contribution to the landscaping, the dirt castle: