We've been using the backyard while we can ie: before the mosquitoes descend. Jack is all about going outside right now, whereas Liam just wants to stay inside and draw, play with Lego or read comic books.
Last weekend we managed to lure him outside by bringing out paper and crayons for him. I love how his drawings are getting more and more complex... while always of superheroes, of course. Next year I definitely need to do a better job of organizing and documenting his artwork.
Your kids don't have to be front and center of every photo. Although the truth is I couldn't step far enough back in this week's photo to get them both fully in the frame. But I like how the extreme crop came out!