Oliver and Lily's friends, Taylor and Mason, left AGAIN to go away for a week, so as soon as they did, Oliver built a plane so that he could catch up with them. We checked out their flight times and wrote down the plane number, just in case he spotted it from above. Oddly enough, Brahm ended up being the test pilot for that flight....and Oliver decided that the plane probably wouldn't have flown well after all...
The good part about our friends leaving is that we got to have Brahm's friend, Gavin, over two different days. We LOVE Gavin, and the kids had such fun with him! He and Brahm went grocery shopping with me one morning, and they even tried resting for a while together! (note the word 'tried'. This last approximately 2.7 seconds.)
My parents came over one night so Dad could help Joel finish siding on one portion of the house. HOORAY that our siding is getting SOO close to being done!!! And the bonus? We have a multi-colored house for a while!
We had some other fun friends come to our house one morning for lunch and a play date. 7 kids, and Lily was the only girl....that was a LOT of energy! But we love having Braden and Luke, and Levi and Griffin over! (And somehow, the boys decided their shirts needed to come off....)
Oliver and Joel playing cards. You can't be a true Smith if you don't play cards.
The fourth of July is a HUGE hit at our house. It is one our kids' favorite days of the WHOLE year! They LOVE fireworks! We finally went to a tent and bought a basket of them, and then spent the next two nights lighting them off. Brahm got in on the fun, too!
(Brahm dropping poppers, followed his immediate reaction...)
(Oh, after picking out fireworks, we had to stop by Twisted Cow to try their new Greek Yogurt soft serve! Nothing wrong with a little market research, right?)
My brother Tyler and his family came somewhat unexpectedly for the week and stayed with my parents. We were THRILLED they came, and were so excited it worked to see them one evening!
My hilarious nephew Elias, and me. This kid cracks me up.
Finally, two summer-y pics of Brahm. He makes the "beep" sound when he pinches his chest. Crazy kid.
And blueberries. He loves them. And asks for them after every nap,
along with his milk, of course....