Jumping in a leaf pile is like a rite of passage for kids all around. A few days ago I pushed some leaves around the yard with my foot until a small pile was made, and the boys had a blast. (Not the most efficient way to make a pile, I know, but I was improvising). Today, when Nathan said he was going to go out and rake, I got the boys all dressed for fall weather (coats and boots) and headed out with them.
The boys had about four decent sized leaf piles to choose from, and they made use of almost all of them. Elias definitely had more fun than Simon, who is just a bit too uncoordinated to run in boots, but both boys had a great time running and jumping in the leaves. Here are a few pictures of our fun time: