the garden is really coming along as is the studio that stick is building. we are so lucky to have this green space for our little one to explore. it's such a joy watching him discover all the secrets this garden has to offer, and watching him as he experiences his take on the world around him. with this in mind we have finally, after much deliberation decided to keep the small pond in the corner. the educational benefits appear to out weigh the potential safety issues. after all, where these days do children get to witness the froggy hug first hand?