White House Easter Egg Roll

Squeeeee! We got to go to the White House Easter Egg Roll!!! In our attempt to do any and everything while we live up here I entered the lottery for tickets to the event. There were five different time slots and I had to rank them in order of preference. We didn’t get my preferred time, but the second one.

So, that meant catching a bus from the house at 6:00am! It was an early morning but it was worth it.

I described it to someone as Disney-esque in that everyone was there to make sure you were happy.

We did the traditional Egg Roll first

and then I let the kids decide what we were going to do. We did kind of coerce them to do some yoga (for you Heather),

then we did some hoola hooping,

face painting,

snack eating (courtesy of Whole Foods) and smoothie drinking,

craft making,

seed planting

near Michelle’s famed garden,

and general gawking.

This is the view the Prez sees from the White House. That’s the Jefferson Memorial in the far distance.

Several celebrities were there. We didn’t see the President and First Lady. They showed up at the time slot after ours, but that’s ok. We did see the cast of Glee (although I would have had no idea had they not stood out), Sara Bareilles,

and Reece Witherspoon.

There were tons of celebrities there throughout theΒ day, but alas, attendees are only allowed a two-hour time slot to get everything done.

It was so neat to be that close to the White House and to take in the coolness of the event.

And when we left the girls each got a commemorative wooden Easter egg and a box of Peeps. Score!

Here’s to being able to go again next year!

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17 thoughts on “White House Easter Egg Roll

  1. I am amazed and impressed that they had yoga as an offering! And snacks from Whole Foods?? Seriously? Is the entire world starting to finally pay attention to health concerns?

    Looks like you all had a GREAT time! What a fun thing for the girls to have as a memory!

    • Vicki says:

      Michelle’s initiative is getting fit and they “rolled” that into this year’s Roll. Har har. I think they offered yoga last year too though. It was laid back and there were kids there doing the poses as well showing the kids in the audience how to do it. If you could swing a day of leave you should apply in the lottery next year, or the year after. It’s a lot of fun!! It’s always the Monday after Easter.

  2. Du says:

    Great post! And it was a lot of funny. My hat’s off to the White House folks who organized this – they maximized how many folks could go but had enough activities for everybody to try different things out.

  3. I was wondering how many pix you had from this! They were definitely worth the wait. I particularly love the shot of you and the girls with the White House in the background.

    Sounds like a great day and looks like you had awesome weather for it, too!

    That’s it for the prez’s view, huh? Nice, but I think I’ll keep mine. πŸ™‚

    • Vicki says:

      I have so many more pics too but they’re not really blog worthy (not that many of the ones I posted are). As for the president’s view, I think they purposely keep the trees cleared between his view and the Jefferson Monument. I think I remember hearing or reading about that. Although he probably doesn’t get to take in this view very often.

    • Vicki says:

      Thanks! I think it’s a blessing that we were able to go. I hope to be able to do it again next year while the girls are still young enough to enjoy it πŸ™‚

    • Vicki says:

      You’re right. There is so much to do here and we’re trying to do as much as we can. Sometimes we get ourselves too busy, but the kids will (hopefully) have great memories of all that we’ve done. I’m taking lots of pictures and making digital scrap books so they’ll at least have pictures πŸ™‚

    • Vicki says:

      I’m so glad that we’re living here during the spring. Everything is so beautiful and then to be able to do something like the Egg Roll at the White House is just a blessing!

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