It's amazing how much fun kids can have in a pile of leaves. Especially when they are dry. We don't have a lot of dry days in the fall. We were lucky enough to have an entire week of dry weather and quite a bit of wind to pull most of the leaves down. The kids got home from school to a big pile in the middle of the front yard and they were so excited. I mean, really excited. Like Christmas morning kind of excited. It was so great to see them having so much fun.