Haraz N. Ghanbari, Associated Press
President Bush makes a face while holding a child during the congressional picnic Thursday on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. "This is a chance for us to thank the members of Congress and their families for serving the United States of America," Bush told the 1,700 guests at the picnic. The event was attended by lawmakers and administration officials and their families, and it featured a performance by the country music group the Oak Ridge Boys. Bush, though peeved with Congress over stalling his legislative initiatives, was in good spirits while spending the afternoon with the legislators. Haraz N. Ghanbari, Associated Press

President Bush makes a face while holding a child during the congressional picnic Thursday on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. "This is a chance for us to thank the members of Congress and their families for serving the United States of America," Bush told the 1,700 guests at the picnic. The event was attended by lawmakers and administration officials and their families, and it featured a performance by the country music group the Oak Ridge Boys. Bush, though peeved with Congress over stalling his legislative initiatives, was in good spirits while spending the afternoon with the legislators.