Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Rollin' at the Egg Roll


Yesterday was the White House Egg Roll. It's quite a fun family event--and it's free! Well, there is the cost of a good night's sleep the Friday before, but other than that, it's free. Michael's the traditional camper of our family, but this year, since I am neither pregnant nor nursing, he told me I should take a turn to experience it. I was fine with that and honestly thought it sounded fun. Then I heard the weather forecast. Long story short, it actually snowed on us in line. It was quite cold, but we survived and got tickets to the great event.

This year there were several really neat entertainers lined up for the kids.
Miley Cyrus, of Disney's Hannah Montana did a couple of little concerts and Mary Pope Osborn, author of The Magic Tree House series, did a reading from a couple of her books. There were also tons of characters who walked around for photo opp's--anything from Peter Rabbit to Little Nutbrown Hare to a giant Peep (even Michael had to get his picture taken with that one). Marlee couldn't wait to get her face painted and loved the beautiful flowers a volunteer put on her cheek. Mason did the fitness obstacle course and got to pet a live crocodile at the animal station. Maia really loved the Miley Cyrus and Jonas Brothers concerts, but as an aspiring writer, I think she might have liked listening to Mary Pope Osborn even more. Mackenna seemed to love taking it all in and was especially enamoured with the bunny-ear visor she colored herself. I think my favorite part was that, for the first time in like four years, it didn't rain! It was a little chilly, but DRY. My kids all had such a great time. It was wonderful to spend the last day of Spring Break together as a family doing something so incredibly fun. It made my horrible night's sleep on Friday night all worth it!

11 comments:

Cheri said...

What a darling family picture! I'm glad it was fun. We were thinking of all of you brave line-waiters on Friday night.

The Loveridge Family said...

How fun...you're making me jealous. We didn't go this year, but maybe next year when we think Carson will enjoy it more. It sounds like so much fun, but the sleeping out part always makes us think twice :)

Jann said...

I had no idea this event was happening. When you talked about it earlier, I just thought you had an in somehow to get the tickets. I am amazed you stayed in line all night. What time did you get in line? I think I will try that next year. It sounds like fun.

Cami said...

That sounds way fun! I wonder if I'll have the energy to go out and do that sometime.

mendy said...

Jann, we had a huge group of people made up of SM, C1, Laurel, and another ward or two. Some people took everyone's stuff down and set up camp at 2:30 p.m. Friday and we were all in place by 10:00 p.m. for the sleepover. Tickets are given out at 7:30 Sat morning. If it hadn't been SO cold, it would have been great!

Julia said...

sounds like you had fun! What a fun family thing to do :)

The Pugs said...

Lucky you! We wanted to go SO bad, but the in-laws were in town. I'm so glad for you that it didn't rain!!

Corinne said...

Yes, I have a feeling that next year is the year we got for it. Hopefully it will be a bit balmier. Looks like you all had a fantastic time!!

The Jensen Family said...

I am so impressed you did the Friday night ticket wait!!! Way to go. It was a fun event. I am glad you guys had fun to.

Brenda said...

Very cute picture!! We had a great time too. I was a little worried Bri wouldn't think it was worth it, sleeping in the snow etc., but he actually said he would do it again next year. Yay!

Jenni said...

I'm so glad you guys had fun - we did too!! I just love the whole thing, but then again I've never been the one who camped out - way to go with sleeping out in the freezing cold! :) That's such a cute family picture!!

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