President Barack Obama, First Lady Obama, and their daughters Malia and Sasha are pictured at the White House Easter Egg Roll at the South Lawn April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition dating back to 1878 during the presidency of President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Tens of thousands of kids from across the country descended on the White House’s South Lawn on Monday to play football, basketball and golf and watch performances from the likes of Sara Bareilles, Justin Bieber and the cast of the hit TV show “Glee.”
Oh, and they also got to roll some eggs with the president and first family.
President Obama appeared at the top of the White House steps about 11 a.m., wearing a checkered shirt with his sleeves rolled up. He spoke only briefly before turning things over to his wife, whom he described as “the best speaker, the smartest and best looking of the older Obamas.”
Michelle Obama, in a floral print shirt and pink cardigan, used the opportunity to highlight her campaign against childhood obesity, pointing out that in addition to the traditional egg rolling, kids could play basketball, football and golf and participate in other high-energy activities on the White House lawn. The theme this year is “Ready, Set, Go!” — a sort of homage to the first lady’s obesity effort. Read More