We have been in DC 4 weeks this upcoming Wednesday. I just can’t believe it. Everything is different here… so good, but so different. (More on that later, I promise.) Yesterday we were given some very coveted tickets to the White House Egg Roll. It was one of those, right place, right time moments. I have heard of the event, but never in a million years thought we would have an opportunity to attend.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the White House Egg Roll, it is one of the few public events held at the White House. They open up the South Lawn and fill it with games, Easter festivities, and all things K.I.D. This year they offered egg dying, cookie decorating, concerts, book reading, egg hunts and their infamous “Egg Roll”, along with various other activities.
In order to get into the event you must obtain tickets, stand in line for 2 hours (with three children), go through 3 security check points, and spin hay into gold. (I kid…but, really…I have learned it is a very difficult event to get into)
After doing all the above, I couldn’t believe that we were the first ones on the lawn for our group. Since no one was ahead of us, we went straight to the “Egg Roll”. Knowing this event would fill up the fastest, I was ecstatic to see open lines and waiting volunteers. They eagerly handed the kids their wooden spoons. With their spoons in hand and eggs in sight, all three kids took off! It was both fun and quick.
After the Egg Roll we waited for a story at the “Book Nook”, but the “celebrity” was 25 minutes late and we bailed. We only had 2 hours on the lawn and we decided our time was better spent doing other things.
The lines were long by the time we made it to the cookie decorating and the egg dying stations. Spirits were high and all the kids were excited to be there. I kept looking back thinking to myself, “I can’t believe we get to be here!” A very surreal moment for this Oklahoma girl, for sure.
I have so much more to write, but I wanted to share our pictures while the memory was fresh on my mind. Urban life definitely comes with a steep learning curve, but one thing I have learned quickly is how friendly and kind everyone is. We are so very grateful.