Michelle Obama, dog Bo deliver Easter treats to military families
April 4, 2012 6:34PM
BETHESDA, MD - APRIL 04: To kick off the Month of the Military Child, first lady Michelle Obama participates in a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at the Fisher House on Walter Reed National Military Medical Center April 4, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Fisher Houses are "comfort homes" that enable family members to be close to their military loved one during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Obama delivered Easter candies, visited with military children and gave away tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll during the visit. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to distribute Easter treats from the White House pastry shop to military families staying there.
Mrs. Obama was joined by family dog Bo, briefly wearing bunny ears, as she greeted the families and children who were decorating Easter cards with stickers, cotton balls and crayons. She introduced the Portuguese water dog as “my only son.”
The first lady carried a basket full of Easter cookies— decorated with pastel colors and images of Bo and hatching eggs.
Mrs. Obama also brought tickets for the families to attend the White House Egg Roll on Monday.
“Come ready to play,” she told the kids about the annual event held on the South Lawn.