White House Egg Roll 2017

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.



Waiting in line was a bit tortuous, but we managed to have some fun.



This was the official image for the 2017 Egg Roll. After entry into the first holding point everyone was given an event program with details for the day.


We made our way on to the South Lawn, ready to “Roll”. (Pun intended)



Our kids were the first ones for this round of the event. They took full advantage of having the field to themselves.


Dutch was a little unsure of the Egg Rolling… he eventually caught on, but when things don’t come easy the first time, frustration sets in quickly. ha!


Zadie, always meticulous in all she does. Slow and steady wins the race.


An action shot of the Egg Roll 2017.

White House Egg Roll 2017

Daxx is celebrating, but I am pretty sure he didn’t play within the rules. ha. He like the method of using the spoon to throw the egg, as opposed to “rolling” it down the lane.

White House Egg Roll 2017

We played a few rounds of Corn Hole on the Lawn.


White House Egg Roll 2017

The kids patiently waiting for the Book Nook to begin. We ended up bailing before the reader showed up (late) to the party.

White House Egg Roll 2017

Smiles on the South Lawn.


I managed to get a picture with the kids.




Dancing on the South Lawn of the White House. I am not sure if this will happen ever again… so neat!


We met up with some of our friends. It was so cook to sit around and visit, while looking over my shoulder to see all the festivities that were going on.


Daxx being Daxx. ha!


Zadie’s new favorite friend, Reagan. Reagan teaches Zadie’s ballet class on Thursdays.

White House Egg Roll 2017

Family photo!

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  • Reply Nancy Fisk

    HE is Faithful! Love how your family (extended included) makes the most of every opportunity. Look forward to seeing D.C. through your eyes of wonder❤️

    April 18, 2017 at 1:03 pm
    • Reply Heather Duncan

      Thank you Nancy!! An adventure for sure! Thank you for your encouraging words!

      April 19, 2017 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Debbie Priest

    What a fabulous post and pics!! An unforgettable event in the life of the Duncan family!!!

    April 18, 2017 at 2:03 am
    • Reply Heather Duncan

      Yes, so unforgettable. We feel so lucky and blessed to have had the opportunity to go!

      April 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Heather Duncan's #1 Fan

    So cool!

    April 18, 2017 at 1:31 am
  • Reply Jamie Clack

    Beautiful pics and commentary! XOXO Jamie

    April 18, 2017 at 1:20 am
    • Reply Heather Duncan

      Thanks Jamie!! Wish we could have frolicked the lawn of the White House together… next year!? haha!!

      April 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Anna

    SO GREAT!!!!!!!

    April 18, 2017 at 12:59 am
    • Reply Heather Duncan

      I know!! Such an amazing experience! We are forever grateful!

      April 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Thoughts welcome, please share.