Today was the Jr. First Lego League Expo in Seattle for the team that Keanan is on and Zac is the coach of, the Magic Builders! The kids looked great in their matching shirts and hats and they did such a great job presenting their "Disaster Blaster" Volcanco model. We are so proud of all the hard work they have done over the last few months!!
The Expo was held at The Museum of Flight and while the kids were waiting for their chance to present to the reviewer, they got to do a scavenger hunt. They did a great job working together as a team to answer the questions.
A major point of frustration happened at the end of the Expo when we found out that the organizers (who were not very organized) had not brought enough medals for all of the kids. There was no planning in passing them out, just a chaotic free for all. Since our kids did not push to the front to be first, they missed out and only 2 of the 6 on our team received medals. Keanan was not one of the 2 and was devastated (he is also the youngest member of the team). I was almost in tears with him. As I was holding him and trying to calm him down, the awesome kids on our team decided to give their medals to Keanan. I was really fighting back tears now. We were reassured that all kids will receive medals, they will be sent in the mail. Zac plans to send a letter to the organizers in hopes that this does not happen again. I am amazingly proud of our Magic Builders for being a true team in every sense of the word.
Playing at the museum after the expo with Uncle Casey and Auntie Jess
We can't wait for next years Jr. First Lego League!