We had some wonderful family fun this past weekend. It all started with a Spinbot Party at the library that Derek got chosen for from a drawing in the summer reading program. He got to take Lily as a guest, and they had a blast! The first part of the party was a demonstration from the Robotics team from a local high school.
The kids were seriously in heaven! And it was pretty cool :).
Then they all got to play with their spinbots, of course. (Each kids that got chosen for the party won a spinbot.)
There was a table where they could build robots out of marshmallows. I don't know which Lily and Derek liked more, building them, or eating them.
They also won prizes by "pinning the gear on the robot."
It was a great party, and they had a blast. And it took place in a gorgeous new library in town. It was amazing and had all these cool toys and exhibits in the kids area!
On Saturday, I was shooting a wedding, and so Kevin came along as my date. It was one of those situations where you are a guest and a photographer - which gets tricky. Luckily, Kevin was a good sport and was content to have his ipad as his date for a lot of the time.
It was also a tricky picture situation. The wedding was at noon at our local chapel, which made the lighting awful, and not many places to take their portraits. Thank goodness for the red brick wall in the shade, or I am not sure what I would have done. I think the portraits turned out nicely though, and you can see some of my favorites on my photography blog :).
That afternoon, we had gorgeous weather - no thunderstorms. Kevin had tried to blow up our old kiddie pool earlier in the day, only to discover that it had holes in it. Because of that, he went and bought a new one.
The kids LOVED it! It even had a little sprinkler that sprayed water out of its tail, which made it even more fun.
At one point, they took a snack break, and Arthur kept trying to eat Lily's snack, after he finished his own, of course.
The most entertaining thing, was watching Arthur in the pool. He would climb in and out, play in the sprinkler, and splash and laugh. It was so much fun!
Here is a little video of the fun :).
It was a wonderful family weekend, and I loved getting to enjoy some of the last summer weather. And as if to put a perfect ending on things, the sky was gorgeous, as it usually is in the summer here :).