A first lady known for her flora and fashion got a little unsolicited help with both today from a toddler.
On a visit to Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Center, Michelle Obama became an object for decoration by 20-month-old Lily Oppelt, who covered Obama’s face in floral stickers during a Easter card-making session.
Oppelt was one of 14 children, ages 6 months to 8 years-old, participating in a pre-Easter celebration when the first lady stopped by. The children all have a Wounded Warrior parent receiving care at the facility.
In the middle of her brief remarks, a child interrupted Obama to present her with an Easter Card.
“Let me see. Oh, my gosh. It’s Happy Easter! I love it!” she said, receiving the unexpected gift.
“This is the best part of my day — with so many great families, you guys. But, more importantly, I get to shine a light on you all, our military families and our military kids,” Obama said. ”Because you all are our heroes, especially our kids. Do you know — hey, hey, kids, do you guys know you’re heroes?”
“Yes,” the children replied.
“You guys are heroes. You’re — yes, that’s Spiderman,” Obama said responding to one child’s gesture.
“Spidergirl,” interjected one mother.
“Spidergirl, yes. An important hero,” Mrs. Obama replied. “Because you guys do what you do and make your parents’ lives so wonderful, they’re able to do the job that they do. And I know your parents couldn’t do this without you guys. So we’re so proud of you all.”
First dogs Bo and Sunny were also along for the visit. Mrs. Obama brought a basket of cookies in the shape of the dogs and the White House; she also gave the children tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll, which is next Monday.