a quite eggcellent day








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President Obama does pushups as the Harlem Globe Trotters watch


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President Obama plays basketball with former NBA basketball player Bruce Bowen


274 Responses to “a quite eggcellent day”

  1. 1 SueBee
    April 9, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Hey..did I make it?

  2. 5 Marth
    April 9, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I am first

  3. April 9, 2012 at 11:22 am

    How darling is that little boy in the jacket??!! Such a beautiful and fun day for everyone. Loved see the girls and Mrs. O in their spring colors and Bo gently doing his part.

    • 7 Ladyhawke
      April 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

      OMG what a cutie. If I was anywhere near him, I’d have to pinch those cheeks.

    • April 9, 2012 at 11:32 am

      I watched that dad hurry and put on his sport coat when PBO was arriving on the scene at the egg roll—-then I saw his little son in his little sport coat—-knew that they were all excited about their special day at the WH——so I was happy to see the president give them some special attention. The little guy is the cutest ever!

    April 9, 2012 at 11:23 am


    • 13 vcprezofan2
      April 9, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Have a good day too, Sue D!

    • 14 conlakappa
      April 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm


      The carrot comment, sorry, but with all the RW constant lies about the federal government/First Lady telling people what to eat, that strikes a discordant note.

  5. 15 utaustinliberal
    April 9, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Chips you are FANTASTIC!!!!!! You already have a clip of PBO reading Where The Wild Things Are and Bo chiming in.

  6. 16 amk for obama
    April 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Is tundra twit still hosting the show ?

  7. 19 isonprize
    April 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Chica, you are the best!! How cool is Bo barking when PBO tells the kids to “Roar their terrible Roars”!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • 20 Mel
      April 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Pushups Mr President? sooo cool I wonder if Mitt is watching this perfectly (FIT) man and intellectually
      capable walk.chuw. and do pushups at the same time!!! wooow.

  8. 22 Linda
    April 9, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Here is the e-mail for Bob Schieffer is anyone wants it.


  9. 23 utaustinliberal
    April 9, 2012 at 11:30 am

    FL Michelle Obama is now at the Play With Your Food Stage so click on that to watch her.

    • April 9, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Thank you! I’m getting dizzy trying to follow her around from channel to channel.

      Love her comments on the food tips.

  10. 26 amk for obama
    April 9, 2012 at 11:32 am

    lmao @ BO & Bo roaring their asses off.

  11. 28 AJ
    April 9, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Collegekay, you look fabulous! πŸ™‚

  12. 30 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 9, 2012 at 11:35 am

    OMG, that little curly-haired boy is sooooo cute! I just wanna pinch those yummy cheeks! Love my First Family — they look splendid!

  13. April 9, 2012 at 11:38 am

    President Barack Obama does pushups as the Harlem Globe Trotters watch

  14. 55 hopefruit2
    April 9, 2012 at 11:38 am

    OMG – this is from collegkay – right?!?!?

  15. 62 Melanie
    April 9, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Does anyone know the name of the chef FLOTUS was cooking with?

  16. 70 amk for obama
    April 9, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Congrats Kayla. Tell us all about it.

  17. 71 collegekay
    April 9, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I have a story to tell y’all. omfg. I talked to FLOTUS, Malia, and Sasha. They’re really cool peeps.

    • 72 donna dem 4 obama
      April 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

      I posted your pic from Facebook and Hopefruit just posted your tweet. I’m soooooo Happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • April 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Okay, I need a lie down. Collegekay, you are practically becoming part of the family πŸ˜† THRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLED for you!

      • 74 Pamela
        April 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        Maybe the First Family will create a baby-sitter-in-chief position for CK, and she can become a mentor/companion for the first daughters… Well, why not?

    • 75 amk for obama
      April 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Excellent. Congrats. Now spill the beans.

    • 76 hopefruit2
      April 9, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Collegekay – I can’t begin to imagine how thrilled you must be to actually speak to our First daughters and FLOTUS! Congratulations!!! We can’t wait to hear EVERYTHING πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • 77 miss pat
        April 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

        Yes tell us all about it. You look so excited in your picture. I’d be too. After they revive me with smelling salts.

    • 78 Grab a Mop Grace
      April 9, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Tell us…tell us…
      wait…you can tell us later after you’ve left the White House.
      So excited for you.

    • 79 ChristiMTL
      April 9, 2012 at 11:55 am

      No way!! *faint*

    • April 9, 2012 at 11:55 am

      YESSSSSSS!! Can’t wait for the deets!!!!

      • 81 HZ
        April 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

        Chips and TOD Family, we are so blessed. Look at our own Collegekay standing on the WH lawn and then being able to get a talk with FLOTUS, Malia, and Sasha!!!! Wow!!!

        See, I told you all that we are a Very, Very, Very Special family with Great Energy running all through us. I am so grateful to our beautiful Chips for our great site which is such a haven for all of us.((((((((((((( We Love You, Chipsticks)))))))))))))))) TOD Family!!!!!!

        I was doing my prayers and meditations, and I just cried( With Much Joy) for the beautiful family that we have here. I thought of our Hachiko. I hope we are all remembering to send out good energy her way for her visit with Tucker today. May it be a good one.

        Thinking of POB doing those push ups, oh ,Lawd have mercy on us. We have a fineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and most gentle spirit in our POTUS. We have to get him re-elected on Nov. 6. A Must!!! We need to keep this beautiful gift in the Oval Office, and We Will. And do not even start me on our beautiful FLOTUS. Blessings, blessings.

        So ,let us have a Celebration within today for the many glorious rainbows of love, peace, joy, compassion, humor, giving of our blessings to others, and our total intellect to move forward in this wonderful place in our history right now.

        Where is our Yardarm756? I am worried now. Please, anyone heard lately what is happening?

        (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Sending out my hugs today to my TOD Family and our beautiful Chips))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

        Egg salad with dinner tonight to end the beautiful day for all of the lovely little ones who graced the WH grounds today with our beautiful First Family and all the beautiful staffers, SS, entertainers, and workers who made it such a wonderful day for those kids who will write about it all, one day ,when most of us will be on to another level. Just think, we made it all happen in 2008 ,and Will Make It Happen, by the Grace of God in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all who are PRESSING ON!!! HZ

    • 83 anniebella
      April 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      I loved it when FLOTUS said to POTUS “Thank You Honey”. πŸ™‚

      • 84 anniebella
        April 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

        Just look at that smile on Sasha’s face.

      • 85 itgurl_29
        April 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

        And I love his big smile after she calls him honey”. LIke a teenage boy in love with his dream girl! LOL

        • April 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

          “I think the president is gonna try to beat a three year old … which I hope he does not.”
          Hahaha, it cracks me up when she teases him like that. πŸ˜€

      • 87 Pamela
        April 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

        Iloved the way his face lit up when FLOTUS called him Honey, and the ever so gentle shrug of his shoulders when she said she hoped he didn’t beat a three year old at egg rolling! They are so lovely, gentle and funny! Beautiful, just beautiful family!

    • 88 Jewelz
      April 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm


      That’s Rachel Crow from the US version of the X-Factor. She was the girl that fell on the ground after being unjustly eliminated from the show. She sang one of the best rendition of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” that I’ve ever seen. She was simply outstanding. It’s on YouTube for anyone that wants to see it.

  18. 91 vcprezofan2
    April 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Geez Louise, Chips, WHEN are you going to ring the BELL when you change posts! There I am happily working in three spaces while you have left me behind!

  19. 103 Ladyhawke
    April 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Watching the first family interacting with their guests at the White House just makes you feel good inside. They are such gracious hosts. There will be lots of good memories and plenty of great photos suitable for framing.

    • 104 vcprezofan2
      April 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      LH, And watching their guests interact WITH them is exceptionally heart warming! America, you ‘done good’ with your 2008 choices! Please do it again in November, along with a straight DEMS ticket.

  20. 105 amk for obama
    April 9, 2012 at 11:51 am

  21. 106 amk for obama
    April 9, 2012 at 11:56 am

    • 107 ChristiMTL
      April 9, 2012 at 11:59 am


    • 108 donna dem 4 obama
      April 9, 2012 at 11:59 am

      This is fantastic news cuz she’s gonna need every penny of it. Rove’s Super PAC is gonna throw everything including the kitchen sink to try and take her down. I’m glad she is raising money because we really need to re-take that Senate seat!

  22. 110 hopefruit2
    April 9, 2012 at 11:58 am

  23. 127 amk for obama
    April 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  24. 128 sherijr
    April 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I love seeing the respect folks show by dressing in their suits, ties.. even the children in their finery to meet FLOTUS & POTUS.. it touches me.. its a BFD imo.

    • April 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Totally agree. It’s such a beautiful and sweet sense of respect and joy for the place and the office. When I see people touring the White House in sweats, I cringe.

    • 133 anniebella
      April 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      sherijr, I totally agree. When meeting the President show some respect.

  25. 134 donna dem 4 obama
    April 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  26. April 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    This seems bad to me: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/04/09/netflix-gets-political-with-flixpac/ Netflix forming a PAC to push it’s anti-piracy agenda.

  27. April 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Warren raises 6.9 million, doubling Scott Brown.

    Boom, goes the firecracker!

  28. April 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    With negotiations set to begin Friday between Iran and six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program, Iran suggested a compromise late Sunday to eventually stop producing 20 percent enriched uranium.

    Under the proposed compromise, Iran would continue to enrich its low-grade uranium, and would stop enriching 20 percent uranium β€” which is viewed as the step below weapons-grade uranium β€” once Iran had enough stockpiled for its medical research.

    Iran’s nuclear chief, Fereidoun Abbasi, outlined the proposal on state television late Sunday, according to The Associated Press.
    Talks between Iran and the P5+1 group β€” the five permanent United Nations Security Council countries plus Germany β€” are set to begin on Friday in Istanbul.


    • 154 theo67
      April 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      I thought the Iranians have been saying they’re not enriching to 20% all this time. Now they’re admitting they’ve been doing it, and are prepared to stop? I really hope these talks make progress. This tension is not good.

  29. 155 Manny oke
    April 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Hello TOD Family,

    Could anybody please tell me why I really, truly like to see President Obama and his family in the white House for another 5 years.

    • 156 utaustinliberal
      April 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Because they are the absolute best? Because they’re sugar and spice and everything nice. πŸ˜€

      • 157 Manny oke
        April 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

        Well said. UTaustin and thanks a lot. Its nice to know that I am not the only one with an incurable Obama Virus

  30. 158 sherijr
    April 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    woohoo- new website set up by the Obama Campaign: http://www.barackobama.com/buffett-rule?source=20120409_ofa_ps&utm_medium=email&utm_source=obama&utm_campaign=20120409_ofa_ps

    Pushing the Buffet rule HARD.. please folks retweet, facebook it πŸ™‚

  31. 159 donna dem 4 obama
    April 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    So Chips you just had to go and post two of the “push up” pictures. Sigh!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

  32. 163 regularguy
    April 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    PBO is genuine. He has a great heart and soul
    and is ease with all kinds if people. Children
    in particular really take to him.

    • April 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      What is amazing about that video, Chips, is at the time I thought President Reagan was TOO far right. Now, the present crop-if you contrast them with Reagan demonstrate their radicalism.

      • 166 4morefor44
        April 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm

        that is 10 kinds of awesome! i noticed PBO put ronnie reagan on his side during that incredible speech last week where he torn apart “trickle down economics” once and for all. republicans and the media pundit heads will have headaches beyond belief by the time PBO gets done with this campaign. PBO is taking all their “tried and true” lies/talking points away from them once and for all. democrats 2012!

  33. April 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    President Obama plays basketball with former NBA basketball player Bruce Bowen

  34. April 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to announce in the next few days, a limited principle reduction on government backed loans.

    This is what the Administration had been pushing for!

    Of course, writing down the principal does not cost tax payers Any money, but Fox just reported it will cost tax payers 100 billion dollars.
    Fox cannot help but lie, it’s what they do so well! 100 billion dollars, ridiculous!!

  35. 184 whatisworking
    April 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Good Morning TOD family

    This story made my day
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  36. 186 whatisworking
    April 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

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  37. 188 whatisworking
    April 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

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  38. 192 hopefruit2
    April 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    HAHA! Like most of the GOP, the more people find out about potential candidates, the LESS they like them. No wonder even Goldman Sachs is now saying that PBO should be re-elected.

  39. 193 hopefruit2
    April 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    So what ever happened to the PETA protest planned for today’s festitivies, or the LGBT couple who planned to approach PBO today?

    • 194 utaustinliberal
      April 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      I saw the LGBT couple on Thomas Roberts show earlier on MSNBC. They were two fathers and they have an 8 year old daughter. They admitted that under PBO they had gotten a lot of benefits that protected them in the workplace but they still felt that PBO hadn’t done much for them. πŸ™„ Roberts reminded them that this was an Easter Egg Roll, where they and their daughter could just have fun and not bring the nastiness of politics to the WH on such a nice day and nice event. He told them that the Easter Egg Roll wasn’t a place for politics and interest group issues, but they disagreed. He wished them luck and a Happy Easter.

      • 195 aristac
        April 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

        “They admitted that under PBO they had gotten a lot of benefits that protected them in the workplace but they still felt that PBO hadn’t done much for them.”

        Then they can vote for Romney, that should make them immensly happy

        • 196 hopefruit2
          April 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

          True, with a Romney Presidency, they wouldn’t even see the WH lawn on Easter much less be given a platform to protest and make demands. There is a time and place for everything, and today was not one of those times for a protest.

      • 197 ChristiMTL
        April 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

        I’m surprise Dan Choi didn’t join them and chain himself to the Easter Bunny.

      • 199 Lorraine
        April 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

        Some special interest groups with NEVER be satisfied.

      • 201 MsKitty (@michelec64)
        April 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm

        Not to mention the fact that this administration has gone out of their way to include families w/same-sex parents to the egg roll, as well as other WH events.

        If this was President Romney or President Santorum they would be escorted off the WH premises as soon as they showed up, that is if they were even invited in the first place. What a couple of ingrates.

  40. 202 Dudette
    April 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I’m just grinning from ear to ear at the cuteness explosion in those pictures and videos. Cute kids, cute First Family, cute Easter Bunny, cute Globetrotters! Just cute, cute, cute! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  41. 205 jacquelineoboomer
    April 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Okay, I just got here. It’ll take me all day to catch up, with this amount of goodness.

    1. President Obama doing push ups. Alrighty, then. Hallelujah.

    2. CollegeKay! So adorable. (And lucky!)

    3. All of the Obamas are wearing Easter egg colors but the President. Do better next year, people.

    4. That little girl in the images in the long blue coat = future fashionista! Love her.

  42. 206 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Good afternoon TOD fam!

    Here is link to theEaster Egg Roll program and activity books:

    Click to access wheer12-program.web_.pdf

    Click to access 2012_easter_activity_book.pdf

  43. 211 lamh35
    April 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Sorry to threadjack so early, but I really need some advice ASAP!!!


    I applied for a job at this hospital in NOLA. I just receieved an email from them asking me to provide 5 references. 2 of the references should be from direct/past lab managers. My current job is where most of my experience comes from. I am a good tech and I am well qualified for this position, but I am wary of asking for references from any of my current managers because firstly, I haven’t told anyone but my closest friend/acquaintances that I am looking for another job. I haven’t told any of them that I am looking for a position in NOLA either, so my current manager have no idea that I’m looking for other work. Secondly, they have been really petty in the past (and are kinda petty overall, which is one of the reasons I want to leave) with other people I know who have left, and if I don’t get this position, then I will have to keep my current job and I KNOW that they will make my life here very uncomfortable, which I just do not want to deal with.

    I am thinking really hard about using Senior Techs instead of supervisors, I’ve already written to the recruiter and explained the “hostile” work situation that could occur if I asked for references and did not get the job.

    I have a feeling that I could possibly get this job, the only stickling point for me would be pay rate. I have the experience to ask for the higher pay scale which would still be about $2-$3 less than my current job, but once I’m home in NOLA, I can supplement that income with a PRN job just like I currently do.

    Unlike with the CDC job I applied for my gut tells me that I have a REAL chance of getting this position if I can just get an interview and before that happens, I need to deal with the references situations.

    Anyone have any good ideas on what I should do?

    • April 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Ask the recruiter if you can provide alternative refs. Its not a good idea to ask current employers/employees to be references.

      • 213 lamh35
        April 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm

        I know of 2 former employees who were more “senior” techs who I am still friends with who can provide references from my current job. I also have a current employee who is a friend of mines who was just as excited as I was over the CDC job and she was very upset when I didn’t get the CDC job. She is currently a Senior Tech (MT III) to my lower tech (MT II).

      • 214 miss pat
        April 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

        Good advice. You don’t want to lie but sometimes you have to and then ask for forgiveness. Get some people you know to vouch for you, some good friends or former colleagues who have moved on. Good luck.

    • 215 AJ
      April 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Recruiters are all too familiar with this situation…a peer or a person who is senior to you in some capacity should be adequate. Also, if there is someone who can vouch for you who is senior in your field yet not at your current job, that person might also be acceptable as a reference.

    • 216 jacquelineoboomer
      April 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      I’m sure you know best, considering all of your circumstances, but not always a good idea to tell a potential employer that you’re in a work environment that could turn hostile if you ask for references and did not get the job (potential employers usually know that, and will ask you if it’s okay to contact your present employer, but sometimes potential employers instead blame the victims, sometimes subconsciously). I know you said you’ve already mentioned it, but might be good not to bring it up again, if you can find references elsewhere. Just a thought; don’t mean to sound as though I know your situation better than you know it!

    • April 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      I’d go with references from the Senior Techs, lamh35, for a start and see what happens. If the hospital in NOLA has any further questions, I’m sure it will ask. I’d try the ST route and see what happens.

  44. April 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    President Barack Obama acts out a part of the story while reading from the book ‘Where The Wild Things Are’

    • 221 utaustinliberal
      April 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† The Wild Rumpus sure does look like fun!

    • 222 Dudette
      April 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      LOL! Don’t be surprised when this shows up in a GOP ad. It’ll be enhanced with fangs and blood dripping down. Ooooo – look at the scary, black, muslim, socialist, Kenyan, elitist, vampire President. Hide your children, hide your dogs, hide your wives, hide your grandmas. Be afraid, people, be very afraid. πŸ™‚

  45. 230 Linda
    April 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Facebook announced in a blog post that it is buying photo-sharing service Instagram.

    Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Timeline, “For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.”

    Facebook said it had paid approximately $1 billion for the two year-old company.

    Instagram, which was founded in 2010, recently shared that it had attracted more than 30 million users.

  46. 231 vcprezofan2
    April 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I find it quite interesting that this parent here who was never fussy about Easter eggs or egg hunting when there was a young ‘un in the house has now sat through the WH Easter Egg Roll for the third consecutive year!!! This is definitely the Obamas’ fault! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  47. 232 hopefruit2
    April 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  48. April 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Man! I missed all the fun πŸ™‚ now to catch up :-).

    CollegeKay, how wonderful for you :-).

  49. April 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm


    A woman with long fingernails takes photographs of U.S. President Barack Obama during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 9

    • 235 Liberal Librarian
      April 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      The first thing I think of when I see nails like that is “How the hell do you, um, do your business?!”

  50. April 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    *** now, get this one***

    An anonymous Vietnamese Man, bought the Town of Beuford Montana for 900k bucks.

    I am not sure if I like the idea of Foreign business men and or Governments, Buying Towns.

    As a matter of fact, it’s scary!

  51. 243 Linda
    April 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Mitt Romney will speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting on Friday. According to the NRA’s website, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are also scheduled to speak.

    Romney has previously stated his support of the Second Amendment and said he owns guns. β€œI believe in the Second Amendment, I’ll protect the Second Amendment, I have guns myself,” he said in Ohio in late February. β€œNot going to tell you where they are. Don’t have them on myself either, all right.”

    In 2007, Romney said he owned guns but later clarified that they actually belonged to his son.


    This man is not capable of telling the truth.

  52. 244 collegekay
    April 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I’m back! I’m so exhausted but it was sooooo worth it! Ok so I got to the WH at 5am this morning to start my shift. I was an egg roll volunteer, so basically I helped the kids roll the egg and stuff. So yeah anyway…. the First Family comes out around 10:30 and I’m like OMG they’re going to come over here. I braced myself… kept it cool ya know. πŸ˜‰ PBO comes down… ahhh he’s so fiiiiiiine. After the kids rolled the eggs, I went over to FLOTUS and the girls and I just stood by them. Finally, I worked up the courage to say something — I mean this *IS* a one-chance-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    I said, “Hi Mrs. Obama.” She said “Heyyy” all enthused and she gave me a half-hug (faint). She’s so tall and gorgeous in person… FLAWLESS skin! I’m not exaggerating. So yeah, then I go on to say “wow you guys are so tall… goodness.” Sasha, Malia, and FLOTUS laughed. Seriously, Sasha is 10 and she’s my height! I said, “I’m short, people think I’m a 14 year old kid when they see me, even though I’m grown.” (lol) FLOTUS said, “well we’re a different family ya know. And you’re taller than Sasha.” I said “yeah that’s true.” Malia said “you can take advantage of that.” Meaning, I look young so that’s a good thing. Sasha laughed.

    Then FLOTUS said “when you get to be 48 like me you’ll be grateful for that.” I said “yeah, but you look GREAT for your age.” She laughed and kinda half-hugged me again.

    This little convo lasted like 30 seconds. By this time, PBO is about 10 feet away from me taking pictures with a group of kids (the ones you see in this thread). He comes over near me and I said, “Hi Mr. President.” He said, “Hey how are you?!” I shook his hand with my head down blushing. He’s so gorgeous I couldn’t even look him in the eye. So serious. After that it was over…. they went over to the Story Time area to read to the kids. I wish I couldve got pictures, but we weren’t really aloud. I’m just grateful for the experience.


    • 245 aristac
      April 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      you are the envy of everyone here lol

      • 246 anniebella
        April 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

        aristac, Dam right she is, the only one collegekay didn’t mention was Bo and Grandma. I didn’t use to like dogs, but thanks to Bo, I like them now. Bo is the best dog since Lassie.

    • April 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      I am proud of you for not fainting πŸ™‚

    • April 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      OH man! that is so cool! And when you get your phone call you can say that you two met at the egg roll event.

    • 249 jackiegrumbacher
      April 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Oh College Kay, you were so lucky to have an experience only the smallest percentage of the population will ever have. Someday, you’ll be able to tell your grandchildren this and they’ll look at you with awe. When PBO calls you, you’ll be able to tell him you’re old pals who met at the Easter Egg Roll. By the way you’re as cute as a button and it was really great to see your photo. As a fellow shortie, I can sympathize with your being not much taller than Sasha. It’s a pain not being able to reach the top shelf of anything and never being able to see above the next shoulder in the crowd. But, in your case, cuteness makes up for it all.

    • 250 sherijr
      April 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Oh I’m so excited just reading of your experience Kay- how wonderful and perfect! Happy happy for you!

    • 251 donna dem 4 obama
      April 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      I am so, so happy for you. I told you Mrs O is georgeous in person. She is a stunning woman. I wish everyone could get to meet her in person. Did you notice how thin PBO is without his jacket? πŸ™‚

    • April 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Oh my goodness, what a fantastic experience, ck!!!! All four Obamas at the same time!! I bet it felt like a total time freeze and the POOF!! It’s gone. We keep hearing the girls are very sweet and it sounds like you saw that, too. WOW, so happy and excited for you.

    • 255 vcprezofan2
      April 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      CK, Thanks for sharing your terrific experience with us. One more to add to your memoirs. πŸ˜†

    • 256 COS
      April 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      So cool collegekay. Really happy for you. We will live vicariously through you. πŸ™‚

    • 257 Pamela
      April 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Oh, Kayla, how incredible! You had better take a nap, or maybe not, you might wake up and think it was a dream, so you had better not sleep ever again! It will surely be the coolest thing ever to tell PBO when he calls you how you enjoyed meeting him and his lovely family at the Egg Roll events! I am so touched and pleased for you! Well Done, you waited to get home to faint! wondering how long it will take your feet to touch the ground! ((((((:;)))))))

    • 258 MsKitty (@michelec64)
      April 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      That’s so awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    • 259 hopefruit2
      April 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Collegekay, I’m so excited to hear of your great adventure – actually meeting the First Family in person! Thanks for sharing with us πŸ™‚

    • 260 Dakota
      April 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      I am soooo thrilled for you collegekay!!! What a fabulous memory for you! And I’m so proud of you for not passing out! LOL!

    • 261 0388jojothecat
      April 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      You are so lucky Collegekay. You’ll get another chance to talk to PBO you know…..

    • 262 anniebella
      April 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      collegekay, what can I say? You got a chance to meet the Obamas. Dam girl, I wish it was me. But I am so happy for you. Meeting FLOTUS is my life long dream.

  53. April 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    OMG! Have you all seen this hilarious bumper sticker from Democrats.org?


  54. 265 sherijr
    April 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    so since I’ve shared the horror of my plumbing problems the last few days.. I want to share GOOD news πŸ™‚ YaY was talking to my neighbor.. kind of a jack of all trades sorta guy, who’s always pleasant.. just informed me that he had done plumbing for over 12 yrs and is now on his way to rent a roto-rooter machine for me.. and is going to do the job for me himself.. at probably a considerably less cost. I’m so thrilled.. yes I am thrilled to have a plumber. None of the local plumbers called back, I tried them again w/ no luck.. and its going on 4 days since I shut everything off. Anyhoo.. no more plumbing whines from Sheri ~

    • April 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Wow, that is so wonderful. You must feel so relieved. So nice to have such great neighbors.

      • 267 sherijr
        April 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

        You know we don’t talk much, me and my neighbors.. we’re indoors so much of the year in Nd with the bitter cold we often have.. but I have to say this guy is always kind.. and to offer to do this today just makes me so grateful meta. Camping out in your house is okay.. but not something I wanted to do long term πŸ˜‰

        • 268 Pamela
          April 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

          This is an angel, and even if you have to pay him, so what, angels need to make a living too! I’m happy to hear of this development! Could be a new turn in neighborly relationships also! Good for him, good for you!

          • 269 sherijr
            April 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm

            yes he was definitely my angel today.. he finished in just a couple of hours.. was only going to charge me $50 on top of the equipment rental of $35.. I gave him $70 though as I would have paid almost $200 to the plumber. I still came out ahead, plus can take a shower!!

            • April 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm

              Sherij,it’s called karma. You, my dear, were so terrific in co-ordinating Haichiko’s need, and it all came back to you.
              What you give out, is what you get back. it’s as simple and not so complex as that.

              • 271 sherijr
                April 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

                that sure does seem to be true today ladyjazz.. I am happy for the good karma… and I’m thrilled beyond belief at all of the goodwill being given to Hachiko.. that has been truly wonderful to witness πŸ™‚ Happy day to you too ~

  55. April 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm

  56. 274 CEB
    April 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Best First Family ever!!!!!

    Just got in and opening the site is like opening a present and finding everything you ever wanted inside. Going to go slowly through every post and comments to savor the moment. Sdee you later.

    Thnks so much Chips for once again making us feel that are there.

    Go CollegeKay!!!! What a wonderful experience for you.

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