BETHESDA, Md. -- Michelle Obama marked the first day of spring with an early Easter celebration as she handed out holiday treats to military families and children.

The first lady stopped by the Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Wednesday as families decorated Easter cards.

She asked the children if they were ready "to show me how to make some stuff."

Mrs. Obama, accompanied by first dog Bo, carried a basket full of cookies made by the White House pastry chefs in the shape of the Portuguese water dog.

She also brought tickets for the families to attend the White House Egg Roll on April 1.

The Fisher House program provides temporary housing for military families while their loved ones receive medical care.

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  • US First Lady Michelle Obama and First Family dog Bo arrive to participate in a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at the Fisher House, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as she participates in a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at the Fisher House, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US First Lady Michelle Obama (C-back) speaks with the Monte Family as First Family dog Bo wonders under a table during pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at the Fisher House, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US First Lady Michelle Obama carries a basket of cokies as she arrives to participate in a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at the Fisher House, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with the Monte Family as she a participate in a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at the Fisher House, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US First Lady Michelle Obama and First Family dog Bo arrive to participate in a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at the Fisher House, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • First Lady Michelle Obama looks at four-week-old Shawn Wittaker as he is held by his mother Amanda Wittaker during a visit to the Fisher House, located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., for a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • First lady Michelle Obama shows off the Obama family dog, Bo, during her visit to the Fisher House, located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, for a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • First lady Michelle Obama talks with Jorge Ortiz during her visit to the Fisher House, located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, for a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • First lady Michelle Obama shares a laugh with, from left, Sanae Bright, Kerry Bright and Ashanti Ferguson, during her visit to the Fisher House, located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, for a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • First lady Michelle Obama visits with, from left, Ashanti Ferguson and Samuel and Simeon Bright at the Fisher House, located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, for a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • Anthony Robinson gets close to the Obama family dog, Bo, as first lady Michelle Obama watches during her visit to the Fisher House, located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, for a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)



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  • 1981

  • October 1992

    Michelle in her wedding dress

  • March 2004

  • November 2004

  • March 2005

    At the 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

  • January 2008

    At the South Carolina primary.

  • February 2008

    At the Super Tuesday primary vote results rally in Chicago.

  • August 2008

    At a rally in Springfield, Ill.

  • August 2008

    At the Democratic National Convention.

  • November 2008

    At a rally in Springfield, Miss.

  • November 2008

    On election night in Chicago.

  • January 2009

    At the Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.

  • January 2009

    At the Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C.

  • February 2009

    To honor Stevie Wonder.

  • April 2009

    In Baden Baden, Germany.

  • September 2009

    At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner.

  • October 2009

    On the White House lawn.

  • November 2009

    Greeting India's Prime Minister at the White House.

  • January 2010

    At the State of the Union address.

  • January 2010

    Speaking on childhood obesity in Alexandria, Va.

  • May 2010

    At a Cinco de Mayo reception in Washington, D.C.

  • May 2010

    To greet the President of Mexico at the White House.

  • September 2010

    At the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 33rd Annual Awards Gala.

  • September 2010

    In Pocantico Hills, N.Y.

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