White House BTS: Melania kisses babies, Ivanka plays mom at congressional picnic

President Trump and the first family hosted Capitol Hill lawmakers at the White House on Thursday evening for the annual congressional picnic.

From first lady Melania Trump to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, many members of Trump's family and inner circle were present at the summer event on Thursday. The first lady could be seen socializing with crowd attendees and holding at least one baby, while President Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka had her hands full with each of her three children.

Check out scenes from the White House congressional picnic:

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First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby as U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) greets members of the congress and their families as they attend a congressional picnic event at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A kids gives gives a thumbs-up to U.S. President Donald Trump as he greets members of the congress and their families as they attend a congressional picnic event at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Ivanka Trump (R), daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, plays with her daughter Arabella Rose Kushner (L) in the Rose Garden during during a Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is �odeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York.� (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks as he hosts a Congressional picnic event, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer delivers beer and wine to members of the media at a press riser during a Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is modeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) (L) and his wife Julie (R) attend a Congressional Picnic at the South Lawn of the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is modeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is modeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the Congressional picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump hands a toddler back to her mother after posing for a photo with her and his First Lady Melania Trump at the Congressional picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks as he hosts a Congressional picnic event, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby as U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) greets members of the congress and their families as they attend a congressional picnic event at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd L) acknowledges the crowd as first lady Melania Trump (L), and Vice President Mike Pence (R) look on during a Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is �odeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York.� (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
First Lady Melania Trump hold a baby as U.S. President Donald Trump greets members of the congress and their families as they attend a congressional picnic event at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Ivanka Trump (2nd L), daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, and her children, daughter Arabella Rose Kushner (R), sons Joseph Frederick Kushner (3rd L) and Theodore James Kushner (L) watch remote control toy sail boats in the fountain at the South Lawn during a Congressional Picnic at the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is modeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Kellyanne Conway (2nd L), counselor to President Doanld Trump, talks to guests during a Congressional Picnic at the South Lawn of the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is modeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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President Trump addressed the notable absence of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise after he was shot during an attack on lawmakers practicing for the congressional baseball game, saying "it's our hope that this unity that was displayed that evening can maybe continue to grow and thrive."

Trump also noted that Scalise's wife and sons got the "A tour" of the White House.

"Sometimes we give the B, the C, the D," Trump said. "And the F-tour is like, 'Here it is, let's get out of here!'"

Spicer was pictured at one point with a box full of beer, which he was reportedly bringing to members of the media. Former Trump campaign manager and current White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was also pictured on the White House lawn.

Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire pointed out that the charcoal being used at the picnic was made in Mexico. Trump's presidential platform has included a focus on policies catering to his often repeated "Buy American, Hire American" motto. Purchasing charcoal from Mexico for a major White House event could be seen by some as in direct opposition to what his own rhetoric has called for.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, White House Chief of staff Reince Priebus, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Secretary of Commerece Wilbur Ross were all also present at the Thursday picnic.

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