Sam had just turned 7 months, and boy was he loving being 7 months old!
Jack was having fun painting, and failing at keeping it off of his fingers... it's fine with me if he gets messy, and I keep telling him that, but that boy never has liked being messy! (Though the same cannot be said for his hair... I am pretty sure that his hair has decided to be a perpetual mess just to thumb its nose at us!)
And after painting, we played with bubbles...
... and Jack mowed the lawn, stopping intermittently to stomp the bubbles that the lawnmower spit out.
Sam tried to crawl after Jack, as he was fascinated by the noise of the lawnmower. Unfortunately he wasn't very fond of the grass. That, and, you know, he hadn't quite figured out how to crawl yet!
Yes, I think it's safe to say that we thoroughly enjoy our backyard... and that I should probably go buy some more bubbles and blue paint!
And a video! I tried to post a longer one that had more laughing and less frantic breathing, but it was having difficulty uploading so here is a shorter one: