My kids love to roll around in the leaf piles. It's such a great joy to them. We're surrounded by trees and, yes, there will be a lot of raking to do. This is what our deck looks like so far and most of the leaves have fallen out.
Emma collecting sticks
Jumping on the leaves
Looking for more sticks in the playground
Emma won't look at the camera!
There are so many leaves, I think it's time to pull the leaf blower!