Besides being a little overgrown at the moment, our back yard is a pretty cool place to hang out. We've got it all fenced in, there is a patio for BBQ's, and a lot of grass to run around in for Ben. He also likes to ride his bike down the hill, which is just big enough for him to be scared, but small enough for him to get a thrill out of it.
Today Ben decided that he wanted to search through the pachysandra to find some sticks. It was a good 40 minute project. Score some quiet time for Mama! Plus he cleared the yard of sticks - bonus for lawn mowing Dada!