updated 05/22/2013 AT 9:40 PM ET
•originally published 05/25/2013 AT 3:20 PM ET
Like other busy young families, the Jolie-Pitt clan has weekends of comforting domestic frenzy. On a recent balmy spring Saturday, Mom busied herself returning phone calls and correspondence while her young children got underfoot. Meanwhile Dad tried to stay on top of mounting work projects as the older kids enjoyed a raucous playdate with pals in the yard. That afternoon Brad, Angelina and their bright, beautiful and sometimes exasperating crew – plus one family dog – piled into a van for an outing.
“Nothing seemed different,” says a family source of the scene at the couple’s compound in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles on May 18. “The kids were all laughing. Angie seems like she always does – very happy and just focused on her kids.”