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!