I ran to tell Vince: "Someone has played a practical joke on us, but it's a good one!" He took one look out the window and said "This is good?!" I guess he hasn't been missing our previous yard as much as I have. LOL I was actually happy to see the leaves!
And, yes, it was a joke~or rather more of a fun surprise for my kiddos. My sister, Kari, and her friend, Tiffany, decided it would be fun to spread leaves around our backyard before we got home from our trip so the kids could play in them. Kari knows how much they love playing in leaves and they have missed their *old* yard, too. The best part of the surprise: they said it comes with the guarantee of leaf clean-up whenever we're ready for it!