We took the off the old porch stairs (that we reattached temporarily) when Colin built the small retaining wall this summer. Despite our barrier of a plant pot and a toy stove, the kids climbed up and jumped off the back porch. We needed some new stairs. Today stonemasons Jesse and Mark installed our new step and a small landing. Charlotte was very interested in what was going on. She sat on the porch and watched for a while, and then later watched from inside, standing on a stool so she could watch through the back door window.
The landing is made up of four large stones. Mark and Jesse chiseled the edges so that they fit close together. Calvin and Alistair were eager to help with putting down the manufactured sand.
I will post a photo of the finished layout soon.