Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama and first dog Bo brought a basket filled with White House Easter Egg Roll tickets to military families Wednesday at the Fisher House, home for recovering military veterans and their families, in Bethesda, MD.
Obama once again rang in the first day of spring with a trip to the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The first lady spent time speaking with military parents and children, signing Easter cards and handing out "Bo" shaped cookies.
Obama also paid a visit to wounded war veterans in the hospital at Walter Reed.
Earlier this week, the White House warned that the annual Easter Egg Roll held on the South Lawn could be canceled if Congress doesn't reach a deal to fund the federal government. Though both Congressional Republicans and the White House have indicated they intend not to let that happen.
Obama did not mention to the children that the event has become a fragile political egg for the administration.
"And one other thing I come bearing. We do this really cool thing at the White House around Easter every year. It's called our Easter Egg Roll. Have you guys heard of the Easter Egg Roll,?" asked Obama.
"I brought tickets for all of you to come…So the Monday after Easter, you guys are invited to my house to hang out, okay?" Obama said.
The public has not been allowed to "hang out" at the White House since the Obama administration canceled public tours due to forced spending cuts, in Washington referred to as the sequester.
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the egg roll was still on.
"Because we distributed tickets to the Easter Egg Roll far in advance of the actual event, we alerted all ticketholders that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty, including the possibility of a government shutdown," Carney said.