It is SO nice to have kids old enough to help with the yardwork and such.  In fact, at this age they WANT to rake leaves.  The kids raked leaves from the neighbor’s yards even, and went down to the bus stop and raked leaves from the street.  Can’t say they did the most thorough job, but they were having lots of fun with it and any time the kids can be outside enjoying the (rare) sunshine- it’s great!  Their “playing” even motivated me to go out and take care of whatever was missed in our yard, and I pruned some of the new growth from one of our trees.  Yay!

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy:

Riley raking leaves at the bus stop. There's A LOT of them!
This is how they moved the piles up the street!
After Brooke was accidentally "raked" she decided she'd better just sit out.

I was hoping to get some pictures of the leaf piles, but no luck.  We’ll try again this weekend when we rake the leaves AGAIN in the (hopefully) nicer weather!