That was 3-year-old Owen Carr's question to his cousin,Kenna Brickman,5.
At this year's White House Easter Egg Roll,there were two answers.
After the cousins used oversized,colored spoons to roll colorful hard-boiled eggs down a 24-foot,grassy lane,they found a hill on the South Lawn and rolled themselves to a stage at the bottom. Then,they did it again. And again.
The children,along with their brothers and sisters,were in the first group to cross the egg-rolling finish line after President George Bush blew the whistle.
After spending the weekend at Camp David,Bush,first lady Laura Bush and their daughter Jenna stayed in town for their last chance to host the Easter Monday festivities,which began in 1878.
“This event is one of the happiest traditions on the White House lawn,” Laura Bush said. “It's always fun to see the South Lawn filled with children.”
More than 22,000 people redeemed tickets that allowed them inside the presidential gates for hours of games,face painting and entertainment,including Disney teen rockers,the Jonas Brothers,who sang the national anthem from a White House balcony.
Patrice Brickman,Kenna's mother,said her two oldest daughters were among the pre-teen girls racing to stake out front-row spots to hear the brothers perform when they moved to a stage on the lawn. Mickey Mouse and characters from Sesame Street were also part of the show.
“This is so great,the Easter Egg Roll,the rolling down the White House lawn,” she said,gesturing to her family.
Her husband,Scott Brickman,said this is the first time the family has come to the event. They celebrated Easter at their home in suburban Potomac,Md. “We had 40 people yesterday at our house,” he said.
They got their tickets from the president's sister,Doro Bush Koch,who is a family friend.
“It was a fairy tale,” Patrice Brickman said. “The kids are out of their minds.”
Laura Bush and the president thanked all the participants,including celebrities who volunteered to read to children. “So be sure and listen,” said the first lady,a former librarian.
Among the most popular readers were former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman,former first lady and presidential mother Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush.
Hundreds of pairs of little ears obliged as the first lady's mother-in-law and daughter read “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Arthur Meets the President.” They made the stories interactive by asking children to act out scenes with growls and yells.
As chocolate marshmallows disappeared into already sticky mouths and children posed for endless photos,volunteers dressed as Peter Rabbit,eggs,and former first ladies,the readings were the only thing resembling the classrooms where some of the older children would normally be on Monday.
For Emily Wild,an unexcused school absence for her 6-year-old son,Henry,was a necessity.
“You only get to do this once in a lifetime,” she said as her other son,Peter,3,had his face painted.
She said her family,from Alexandria,Va.,is close enough to attend every year,but their attempts to secure tickets usually fall short. This year,a neighbor camped out beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday for Saturday morning's ticket distribution. Her tent was 20th in line.
“She's crazy,” Wild said. “There were over a thousand people with tents.”
To see more photos from the 2008 White House Easter Egg Roll,visit this photo gallery.