I finally got around to borrowing some leaf rakes from our neighbor, Marge. We've never owned a home with trees big enough to bury the yard in leaves before. It didn't take long to get it all raked up with everyone pitching in. The only annoying part was having to be the "turn police" as each kid wanted to know how soon their next turn using the rake would be.
Of course, when we finished and combined all the piles, we let each kid do the obligatory jump into the leaf pile. For some of the kids it was the first time they'd ever done that. It was funny watching the younger ones show Miss Lady how to do it since she was nervous about the idea.