egging them on!

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama read a book titled “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” to children during the annual Easter Egg Roll

President Obama participates in a ‘Let’s Move’ basketball clinic with members of the NBA, WNBA and the Harlem Globetrotters

President Obama shakes hans with retired NBA player Darryl Dawkins

First Lady Michelle Obama flips a crepe at a cooking station as Al Roker, Kelly Ripa and Chefs Jacques Pepin look on

69 Responses to “egging them on!”

  1. 1 Jessica
    April 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

    How cute was the little boy helping out his baby sister. He’s an eggcellent (lol 😉 brother and will probably make a great dad one day.

  2. 2 mtmarilyn
    April 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

    That little girl will have a great memory!! All those children are so lucky. Wish I was there. We have such a compassionate President.

    Have a great day everyone!

  3. 3 P
    April 25, 2011 at 11:41 am

    The kids are so cute!! Yes egg them on Mr. President! LOL!

  4. 4 Fred
    April 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Papa’s got back 😉 😆

    cute kid though 😆

  5. 7 professorx10
    April 25, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Fred LOL

    You are right. I caught myself staring. ROFL

  6. 8 professorx10
    April 25, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Pres Obama
    has got it going on lol

  7. 9 P
    April 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Awww lil Sasha face got cut out the pic, she’s seems so short compared to everyone else because they are all so TALL! I like that pic of Bo and the President’s reactions to him…he’s paying attention Mr. President lol! I love this family including Bo! They are so beautiful 🙂 :).

  8. 10 anniebella
    April 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    That’s our President, all the other kids have made it across the line, he wants to stay there and help the last little girl make it across. He’s a good man. Did you see the little boy asking the President to give him a high five. I hope everyone had a good time today.

    • 11 anniebella
      April 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      I wish I was there. I’m still holding onto that wish to meet our President and First Lady someday.

      • April 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm

        I feel you anniebella.

        That is also my wish. I’m thinking I need to take a trip to Washington maybe next year and hope that I get to see the President by some miracle!

        • 13 anniebella
          April 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

          donna….we have to get him re-elected for four more years, and I believe my wish will come true. I’ll make it come true.

  9. April 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    AP has some highlights of the Easter Egg Roll…

  10. 17 Perry
    April 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Yeah! I look foward to seeing clips/photos from the Easter egg roll….First Lady looks fabulous…I want her dress.

  11. 18 Asher in Boston
    April 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    OMG, this is so great and cute. I envy the little ones. Hehehe. Chipsticks, you are the bomb. Thank you, thank you. I am like the little kids all giggly watching this. Love our first family.

  12. 19 Debz
    April 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for posting the videos. Watching the first family with kids is so much fun. It’s wonderful to see how much our President loves kids.

  13. 20 P
    April 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Oh Chipsticks you are really on a roll today girl and we are loving it!!! Bo is the cutest pooch alive!! Look at him pawing the Fist Lady lol..looks like he is initiating a page turn lol…I love it!!! and that photo with Bo and Malia brings that saying ‘a dog is man’s best friend’ he’s like a guard over her..I think he’s like a second secret service for the Obamas…have no fear Bo is here to protect and serve! Thanks a million Chips and everyone else who made today fantastic 🙂 !! ps Had to comment again lol sorry..

  14. 21 Fred
    April 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    that picture of Bo with his paws on Mrs Obama is lovely and the one with Malia makes you go aww 😉

    thank you Chip 😀

    • 22 Fred
      April 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      wait a minute is that Chris Evert in all black on the court with President Obama? 😮 I could swear she and Lindsay Davenport were diehard Rethugs 😮

  15. 23 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Too cute!

    Nice to see Mama Robinson and Bo — haven’t seen them much recently :-).

    Everybody looks lovely, from the smallest to the man himself. Great pics, thanks Chipsticks!

  16. April 25, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Those are some really funny pics of the President playing tennis.

    Hey I found some more footage on the BBC


  17. 25 professorx10
    April 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I would love to see
    President Obama Play BBALL

    Get his dunk on. He is great. I saw him back on the campaign trail back in the day kicking it.

  18. 26 P
    April 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Bo what are you doing to the President there? Do you want Mrs Obama put you out the white house!…those tennis photos are killing me LOLOLOLOLOL!!

  19. 27 collegekay
    April 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Hey guys!!! I’m still here at the White House finishing my shift (typing on my iPhone fast so please forgive me for typos). I can’t wait to tell ya about my experience and show pics. See ya soon ❤

    • 28 professorx10
      April 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      What, you work at THE WHITE HOUSE?

      Please tell us when you come back and have pics film all the good stuff.

    • 31 hopefruit2
      April 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      I can’t wait either!! You must be on cloud 10 🙂 Thanks!!

    • April 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      I am so jealous Collegekay.

      I can’t wait to read about your account of your experience at White House today.

    • April 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Whooooooooooooo hooooooooooooo, fantastic!!! (Collegkay is a volunteer at the Easter Egg Roll) 😉

    • 34 P
      April 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm

      OMG I ENVY YOU!! But please share with us as soon as you can!

    • 35 MeaBloom
      April 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      O.kay,, I’m officially GREEN!!!! Volunteer or Not,, you are so lucky. Did you shake POTUS’s hand? Did you hug FLOTUS? Did you get one of those extra cool eggs????

    • 36 MTmarilyn
      April 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      We all will be waiting with baited breath for this report. I am so jealous!

    • 37 collegekay
      April 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      OK! I’m back after an exhausting day but it was sooo worth it! I got to there at 5am and I worked until 1pm. The First family came out at about 10:20. My shift was in the ellipse but someone gave me something to take to lost and found, so I went onto the south lawn. Talk about good luck! The First fam was just coming out as I was going in. Whenever they are outside, people are NOT allowed to leave the south lawn. So basically I was stuck on the south lawn for an hour! LOL. I wasn’t complaining though. So I went over to the story time station where I saw the first fam (and Bo!) up close and personal. Mannnnn is our President HOTTTT. It doesn’t help that it was already like 80 degrees out and he was sweating. Ok, let me stop. Hehehe. He came over and I took his picture and shook his hand. It’s the 3rd time I’ve gotten to shake his hand but each time it still makes me want to faint. His hands are so soft and he very nice! He makes secret service really nervous because he’s the type that wants to try to greet everyone. So cordial and polite. Gosh my already overly obsessive crush has maximized x1000. Anywayyyyyy. First Lady O is gorgeous and tall. I went to watch her over at the cooking station with Kelly Ripa. I had a little video but I’m having trouble uploading 😦 I didn’t get to shake her hand but I was close to her and snapped a few pictures. Both of them are great with children. It’s amazing how down to earth and approachable they are; it’s like they’re apart of your family. I had a great time 😀 😀 😀

      Pics of Mr. O and Lady O

      • April 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

        Those photos are absolutely beeeeeeeeeeeautiful Collegekay, thank you so much for sharing them with us – just posted them in their own thread. And what a great report!! You’re a star 😉 Thrilled you had such a great day!

      • April 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm

        Wonderful. You and us fans are fortunate.

        Have a great holiday.

      • 40 Fred
        April 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm

        CK thank you so much 😀

      • 41 P
        April 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

        Awwwwwww so lucky!!! Thanks for the information :). You’re prob exhausting but glad you enjoyed it!!! nw let me watch those pics..

      • 43 sherijr
        April 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

        Oh Kay thank you for that first hand report- it means so much to hear first hand impressions- what a great day for you 🙂

      • 44 MTmarilyn
        April 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm

        Oh, collegekay, these are wonderful! Congratulations! I am so jealous. I think the President is so hot and I have only seen him once and not up close. Oh, WOW!

      • 45 anniebella
        April 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm

        collegekay, if I was a mean person I would be mad at you, but since I’m not mean, let me say, you lucky dog you. I wish I was there with you.

      • 46 meta
        April 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm

        OMG, how wonderful for you, College Kay!! It’s my dream to visit the White House while the Obamas are in residence. I love your story and agree with you on all points!!

  20. 47 MTmarilyn
    April 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Keep them coming. How I wish someday to go to this. Everyone has such a good time. Especially the President. Sure hope this is a relaxing fun event for him and helps renews his energy.

  21. 48 Sonjia Duncan
    April 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Such fun the First Family, First Grandmother, and Bo!

  22. 49 MeaBloom
    April 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    These are wonderful pictures. They all look so lovely. And the pictures of him playing tennis are awesome. What I really want to see is a video of the book reading. It’s look like it would be great. This week is going to be good one. I can’t wait.
    Love the first family.

    Thanks for sharing.


  23. 53 kelly
    April 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Oh LAWD *dead* at those tennis pictures. What a man……I love my beautiful fun free spirited president Obama. 😀

  24. 54 Me4obama
    April 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    How can this great man get away with those tennis pictures. Am rolling on the flour with utter shock and laughter.

  25. 56 Hachikō
    April 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Anybody watching the WH livestream? There’s a girl singing right now and I didn’t catch her name. Love the song she just sang. 🙂

  26. 57 Me4obama
    April 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Chipsticks you have over done yourself. You have made my day. Thanks.

  27. 58 halo
    April 25, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Chipsticks, any video of him shooting baskets?

  28. 59 Titti
    April 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Chips you’re spoiling us with this plethora of pictures, thanks mate and thanks Video Qeen Donna. Nice to see the whole family, those tennis pics of the Prez are just too funny. Everyone appears to be having a great time.

  29. 60 anniebella
    April 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you all for the pictures and the videos, since I can’t be there this is the next best thing. And call me bias, but don’t we have a lovely First Family. BO is pretty cute too.

  30. 61 Perry
    April 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Chipsticks, have I told you lately that LOVE this site!:)

  31. 62 StR
    April 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Looks like they made Malia take part in the easteregg roll – isn’t it for real little kids? Maybe she was just helping other kids – I hope that is the case.

    • 63 Jessica
      April 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      It’s officially 12 and under (or at least the entire event is designed for 12 and under). I doubt they made her do anything but it was nice to see her participating.

  32. 64 Suzanne
    April 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    What a wonderful set of pictures and videos. Malia looks so grown-up and tall! Sasha is cute as always and President Obama and Michele looked like they were having fun. What an incredible event! They had so much going on, great weather, and they were all in the midst of everything. I would imagine they love doing things like this. They seem to enjoy children so much. The President encouraging the little girl to make it to the finish line was adorable. Thanks, Chipsticks!

  33. 65 V C prezOfan2
    April 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Thanks, Medames Chipsticks, College Kay, and everyone else who contributed. It makes me feel like a part of me (the happy, funloving part) was there. 🙂

  34. April 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    What a treat to see these pictures and videos. Our First Family has an amazing ability to draw you in and make you part of the festivities. Thanks Chipsticks.

  35. 67 GGail
    April 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Chipsticks – you have such an inviting site that everyone eagerly assists you and we get bonus coverage of everything OBAMA! Thank you everyone for all that goes on here at TOB! I love seeing our First Family. They all seem to have adapted to the situation at the White House very well. I was happy to be able to hear Malia and Sasha speak – and speak very well with midwestern accents. Clear and concise words and animation. Secure and self-assured young ladies. Wonderful, simply wonderful! And Bo – sitting and laying down on command – you go Bo! Grandma looks well. I am so happy and proud that this is our First Family! Thanks again Chips!

  36. 68 CEB
    April 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks, Collegekay, dotster and everyone else who contributed to helping us to enjoy the Easter egg roll with the Obama Family. Best year ever!

  37. 69 UT Austin Liberal
    April 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Chipsticks thanks soooooooooooooooooooo much for the pictures and videos. I loved hearing the First Daughters read “Where The Wild Things Are” and I kept cracking up whenever The President said “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”. The whole family looked so gorgeous. I have such a HUGE smile on my face. 😀

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