Fw: FLOTUS pool report #1

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Sent: Monday, March 28, 2016 10:53 AM
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Subject: FLOTUS pool report #1

Greetings from the South Lawn, where 35,000 guests have been invited to participate in the 138th annual Easter Egg roll. The theme of the day's event is Let's Celebrate!

Flotus and potus stepped onto the blue room balcony at 10:38 with first dogs Bo and Sunny and the Easter Bunny.  Flotus is wearing a navy blazer and green tunic and black pants.

The president thanked the First Lady and they shared a hug before she grabbed the mic.

"Happy Easter egg roll day!" She said they day is "bittersweet" because it's their last Easter egg roll.

"When Barack and I first got here one of the goals we had was to open up the White House to as many people from as many backgrounds as possible," she said--kids, families, and military families.

Says more than 250,000 people have come over the past 7 years.

First Lady says she couldn't be more excited--broke out in a little mini "whip and nae nae" dance--Says they want to celebrate all of the "diversity" on the south lawn today through egg rolling, dance, and a "fun run" around the white House'

"We love you all and we're grateful for the love and support you've shown us all these years," she said.

Potus and flotus then descended the stairs of the balcony where they joined their eldest daughter Malia, wearing a light gray tshirt.

At 10:47am they entered the egg rolling station. The First Lady bent down to help a young girl in a printed dress give her egg the final push it needed to cross the finish lawn. They then posed for a pic with families. Potus held a baby. They shook a couple hands and gave put hugs. The First Lady greeted a group of children and posed for a pic with some adorable young ladies in cute outfits.

The marine band has been performing on the Blue Room balcony throughout the morning. At around 10:35am, they played  beautiful renditions of songs from the hit movie Frozen, including "do you want to build a snowman" and "let it go"

Children in their Sunday best have been whacking away at colorful wooden eggs along the damp grass. Thankfully, the morning drizzle has subsided and the sun is shining bright.

Tony award winning singer Idina Menzel sang the national anthem.

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