The lawnmower is working again ;) The tire is pumped up and fixed. Ronnie charged our battery (again), and it's rolling.
We tried to take a picture of me on dad's shoulders with mom riding the mower in the background but it didn't work, she kept missing getting in the picture.
We realized that if the grass is a bit longer when you cut it then you can rake it up pretty easy, and then put it around the bottom of plants as mulch. It doesn't cost us a dime but works pretty good so far.