The White House opened its doors this afternoon for the 134th annual Easter Egg Roll, and the Easter Bunny stood by the President’s side!
A marine band played medleys from Indiana Jones and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the President said a few words to thousands of children assembled on the sunny South Lawn of the White House.
He then introduced his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama as "the one truly in charge."
The day was filled with activities as Michelle warned the President not to get too competitive.
Mrs. Obama said:
"I think the President is going to try to beat a three-year old. I hope he does not."
Mrs. Obama listed through the day’s activities, including book readings by actors Julianne Moore and Forest Whitaker, a basketball clinic led by NBA stars Mitch Richmond and Daryll Dawkins, and musical performances by several “tween” performers including Janelle Monae and Cody Simpson.
More than 30 thousand children were expected to participate in the day-long activities.
The President himself partook in several of the activities, beginning with refereeing a few rounds of the egg role as starstruck parents looked on.
He soon came to the aid of one young boy who was having a particularly tough time getting his egg over the finish line. When the two managed to get the job done together, they shared a mutual high five before an army of press cameras.
That was followed by a quick stint at the basketball court where the President was forced to complete a couple of push-ups after missing three jump-shot attempts.
"Somebody saw me cheating on my push-ups," Obama joked after members of the press grumbled he did not fully complete them.
The more-than century old event officially dates back to President Rutherford B. Hayes. Watch as the President parties at the Easter Egg Roll.
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