April 13th, 2009
05:13 PM ET

Video: Easter egg roll

The Obamas celebrated their first spring at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday by hosting one of the oldest presidential traditions — the annual White House Easter egg roll.

More than 4,000 area schoolchildren were estimated to take part in the festivities on the White House South Lawn, which kicked off with a joint appearance by the first family and the Easter bunny on the residence's famous Truman Balcony.

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  1. Dwayne

    If America was on the right track it would be teaching its children the hidden meaning of the unleaven bread in the days of unleaven bread . I guess the Obomas are talking to the Easter Bunny instead of Christ .

    April 14, 2009 at 6:22 am |
  2. alohame

    this is an excellent tradition and it's nice that for the first time I have actually seen it on you tube. Obama is a man of the people and I am sorry now I didn't vote for him but I am glad he is president since he signifies hope.

    April 14, 2009 at 2:47 am |
  3. Jean Baker

    What President Obama whispered to the Easter Bunny:

    Come on, I'll show you where Michelle planted the carrots if you tell me where Bin Laden is hiding.

    April 13, 2009 at 11:09 pm |
  4. jon klemens

    can you 'hare' me now?

    April 13, 2009 at 11:02 pm |