(This is the before... hopefully next year I have a nice lawn photo for the after...)
We extended our fence to the south, put in two garden beds and moved the kids play area (dirt pit) to the back of the house. Our front yard was pretty much completely excavated after Alice's birthday party (big kids can really dig) and earlier in the summer Mumsy referred to our front yard as "Tobacco Road" so let's just say it was getting pretty junky. We found a couple of my old toys when we leveled the part of the yard where my sandbox was 35 years ago. I actually remember Dad going down the Payette River and shoveling in sand for it. Clyde and Alice have already claimed the vacant garden bed as their new digging place and we filled the other with raspberry plants from Mumsy's Raspberry Ranch.