First family hosts its last White House Easter Egg Roll

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One year-old Ava Johnson plays a game during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Storm troopers, presidential displays of athleticism and that looming bunny — just another Easter Egg Roll on the White House South Lawn.

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle marked their final Egg Roll on Monday, kissing their way through the sea of babies (and their parents) who convene annually for the event. It was the 138th time that youngsters gathered in the president’s backyard to roll eggs on the grass.

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama read Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" to children at the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2016. Some 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! / AFP / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama read Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” to children at the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

“Today is a little bit bittersweet for us because this is the Obama administration’s last Easter Egg Roll,” the first lady said during remarks kicking off the festivities. “If we think about what we’ve accomplished over these past seven years, it’s pretty incredible.”

During her remarks, Michelle Obama even offered a preview of one of the day’s entertainers: “Whip/Nae Nae” singer Silento.

Obama said she was proud of her attempts to open up the event and imbue it with more opportunities for aerobic exercise.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: President Barack Obama plays basketball during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. The tradition dates back to 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes allowed children to roll eggs on the South Lawn. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama plays basketball during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

That included a go on the White House basketball court, where the president failed to sink the single three-point shot he attempted (he avoided another embarrassing 2-for-22 round, as he did in 2013).

And he made some solid forehands on a makeshift tennis court though a whiffed backhand he blamed on his gear.

“This looks like a little bit of a flawed racquet here,” Obama said. “It must be the equipment.”

Many celebrities also were on hand for the big event, including Jay Z, Beyonce and their daughter, Blue Ivy.

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