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04/17/2017 01:06 pm ET

These Photos Show The First Trump White House Easter Egg Roll Actually Went Pretty Well

Sean Spicer wasn't the Easter Bunny, so there's that.

Well, it happened.

Even though it appeared the president had to be reminded to put his hand over his heart during the national anthem, and the Easter Bunny is still a thing of nightmares, the Trump White House managed to host its first Easter Egg Roll on Monday, and it wasn’t the pastel-toned catastrophe that some people were expecting.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump both appeared at the event, a tradition that started on the White House grounds in 1878. White House press secretary Sean Spicer wasn’t the Easter Bunny this year, but he did read How to Catch the Easter Bunny, by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton, to some children in the reading nook.

See photos from Monday’s Easter Egg Roll below:

  • President Donald Trump speaks alongside the Easter Bunny during the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of th
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    President Donald Trump speaks alongside the Easter Bunny during the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2017.
  • Four-year-old Vittoria Colonna of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, rolls a colored egg down the White House South Lawn.
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    Four-year-old Vittoria Colonna of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, rolls a colored egg down the White House South Lawn.
  • Children participate in an Easter egg roll race during the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll.
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    Children participate in an Easter egg roll race during the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll.
  • Trump shows a note he wrote while writing notes to service members with children.
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    Trump shows a note he wrote while writing notes to service members with children.
  • Daphne Rank, from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, participates in an Easter egg roll race. 
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    Daphne Rank, from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, participates in an Easter egg roll race. 
  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer reads the children's book <i>How to Catch the Easter Bunny</i> during the 139th Easte
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    White House press secretary Sean Spicer reads the children's book How to Catch the Easter Bunny during the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.
  • First lady Melania Trump reads a book during the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll.
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    First lady Melania Trump reads a book during the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll.
  • Cynthia Cheng of San Francisco helps her daughter, 11-month-old Victoria, participate in an Easter egg roll race.
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    Cynthia Cheng of San Francisco helps her daughter, 11-month-old Victoria, participate in an Easter egg roll race.
  • Trump greets well-wishers at the 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
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    Trump greets well-wishers at the 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
  • Thousands of dyed eggs are ready to be rolled by children during the 139th Easter Egg Roll.&nbsp;
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    Thousands of dyed eggs are ready to be rolled by children during the 139th Easter Egg Roll. 
  • Trump blows a whistle to start the White House Easter Egg Roll alongside his wife, Melania, and his youngest son, Barron.
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    Trump blows a whistle to start the White House Easter Egg Roll alongside his wife, Melania, and his youngest son, Barron.
  • Costumed characters, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Cat in the Hat and the Very Hungry Caterpillar, particip
    Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
    Costumed characters, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Cat in the Hat and the Very Hungry Caterpillar, participate in the 139th Easter Egg Roll. 
  • White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway poses for a selfie with a supporter.
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    White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway poses for a selfie with a supporter.
  • Families pose for photographs with one of the costumed Easter Bunny characters.&nbsp;
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    Families pose for photographs with one of the costumed Easter Bunny characters. 

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