Opening the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll

Uploaded by whitehouse on 09.04.2012

Announcer: And now, singing our National Anthem,
please welcome Rachel Crow.
Rachel Crow: (singing) ♪ Oh, say can you see ♪
♪ By the dawn's early light ♪
♪ What so proudly we hail'd ♪
♪ At the twilight's last gleaming ♪
♪ Whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪
♪ Thro' the perilous fight ♪
♪ O'er the ramparts we watch'd ♪
♪ Were so gallantly streaming ♪
♪ And the rockets' red glare ♪
♪ The bombs bursting in air ♪
♪ Gave proof thro' the night ♪
♪ That our flag was still there ♪
♪ O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪
♪ O'er the land of the free ♪
♪ And the home of the brave ♪
The President: Good morning, everybody!
(cheering and applause)
How about Rachel Crow?
Give her a big round of applause.
I want to wish everybody a wonderful Easter.
And we are so thrilled that all of you could join us here today.
My job is very simple: It is to introduce the powerhouse of the
White House, the one truly in charge, as Malia,
Sasha and Bo all know -- the First Lady of the United States,
Michelle Obama.
(cheering and applause)
Mrs. Obama: Thank you, honey.
My job is simple as well.
I just want to officially welcome you all to the White
House Easter Egg Roll.
It is a beautiful day, perfect weather.
We are so excited to have you all here.
We've got a great set of activities planned for you.
There's something for everyone.
We're going to be over there doing a little egg roll.
I think the President is going to try to beat a three-year-old
-- which I hope he does not.
But we also have a wonderful yoga garden.
We've got some story-time guests.
We've got great readers here this year, as we do every year.
You can get your face painted.
We've got wonderful musical guests.
Rachel was amazing, and she's a really sweet kid,
which is more important.
We've got wonderful athletes here.
We've got Chris Evert -- my gosh.
And many, many others -- the Harlem
Globetrotters are here.
You can do an obstacle course.
We're going to be down at the kitchen learning how to do some
healthy cooking with the -- some of our celebrity chefs.
So it's a wonderful day, and I hope you all enjoy it.
I hope you put on your comfortable shoes.
We've got ours on, right, all the Obamas here.
So on behalf of our family, I also want to wish you all a
happy Easter and a happy Easter Egg Roll.
So in the theme of this year's Easter Egg Roll, let's go,
let's play -- let's move!
(cheering and applause)
The President: Thank you, everybody.
Have a great time.
We'll see you down there.
(cheering and applause)