US President Barack Obama acts out a line while reading
'Where the Wild Things Are' during the 136th annual Easter
Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.
US President Barack Obama didn't take any chances on the
basketball court during this year's White House Easter Egg
Obama stopped shooting after making one out of three shots
from the foul line Monday -- not a great percentage to be
sure, but much better than last year's 2-of-22 effort.
"The worst shooting I have ever done," Obama said of his 2013
performance before heading to the tennis court for another
activity at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
The president and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed hundreds
of children and parents who massed on the South Lawn for the
136th edition of this event.
In addition to basketball and tennis, Obama did some book
reading - Where the Wild Things Are - and, of course,
officiated an egg roll.
"Hey, my brother, you've got to be ready!" he told one egg
As he pulled in some two dozen kids for photos and high
fives, the president said: "Everybody is a winner!"
Earlier, Obama officially welcomed egg roll revelers to the
White House during brief remarks from a White House balcony.
"Is everybody having fun?" Obama said. "Happy Easter! This is
the biggest event that we have at the White House all year
long and it is our most fun event."
The day featured live music, cooking stations, storytelling,
and sports and games.
Up to 30,000 people, each with timed tickets, were expected
to cycle through the South Lawn during the day-long event.
Obama joked that he has two main duties on this day every
year: Officiating an egg roll and introducing his wife, the
In her remarks, Michelle Obama stressed the themes of health
and fitness, urging adults to make sure "our young people are
active and healthy."
She also advocated healthy eating, saying that "I'm going to
be over there on the chef's stage doing some demonstrations.
I want to make sure that kids know that healthy eating and
being active can be fun."
The first lady also praised volunteers as well as a special
guest: "And we want to thank the Easter Bunny, as always, for