We have been keeping 2 liter bottles of water in our shed for years and years for our food storage, and finally we decided to get 5 gallon containers instead. Now came the chore of emptying all those 2 liter bottles out. So we invited a bunch of the neighbor kids and told them to empty all the bottles. Megan said in the end " THIS WAS THE FUNNEST CHORE EVER" I'm just glad she thought so.
And, yes we have begun another season of soccer. So far it has kept us busy and wears the kids out enough that they are ready for bed by 8pm every night.