It's that time of year again when the kids (and adults) get to play in the leaves. I can tell the trees are growing year to year because the pile keeps getting larger, and it takes more and more lawn bags to haul them all away (in our city, you can put yard waste in special collection bags and they are picked up and composted). The kids are growing every year, too. Ian was a great help this year with the leaves. The pile was too deep, though, for Annaliese to get in and out of on her own without help.