I've put together a super quick version of all the pictures I took at Lily's 6th b-day party (both at Old Pueblo gym as well as the restaurant) and all 197 should be up here by the time you read this.
I've got much higher quality versions of all of the pictures that are up there, so just ask and I'll send them out. A lot of them were also auto color-balanced instead of me doing it by hand, so I may be able to improve the colors or reduce washed out parts on them as well.
I really do like my new lens, though I think I'm going to have to carry both around with me when shooting something like this in the future. Having to back 25 feet away from the kids on the jumping castle was silly, and switching lenses takes just a few seconds. The vertical grip is good, and I'll have to play with it a little more before I reach a verdict as to how I feel about the battery life.
Going forward for indoor stuff I'll probably have to bring my better flash, which means I have to replace my human arms with some variety of robotic actuators or something. Holding a camera (and telephoto lens, and battery grip, and external flash) with the combined size and weight of a bowling ball at eye-height starts to be a bit of a bummer after a while... :-P
Oh, one other piece of news... If you'd like to be emailed each time we update this blog, let me know. There's a setting that I can update on my end to add emails to a subscription list.