Flashback! Then-Illinois Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama, seated next to his wife Michelle and their daughters Sasha, 3, and Malia, 6, wait for election returns in a Chicago hotel, November 2, 2004.
Michelle Obama and her daughters enjoy a lovely hometown church service at Apostolic Church of God in June 2008.
Mrs. Obama and daughter, Malia, look on as their father gives a heartfelt speech on his presidential campaign trail in Oskaloosa, Iowa on July 4th, 2008.
In Your Arms
Michelle Obama firmly grips little Malia’s hand while attending the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado on August 25, 2008. She gave a warm speech to convention-goers that evening.
Mrs. Obama looks on as her youngest daughter, Sasha, then just seven years old, blows a kiss to her father during the 2008 Democratic National Conference.
Mrs. Obama and Sasha share a sweet moment.
Mrs. Obama and her daughters join teen star Keke Palmer (center) at an event.
First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, greet supporters during the inaugural parade on January 20, 2009.
Mrs. Obama and her girls enjoy one of many jazz concerts at the White House in June of 2009.
First Lady Michelle Obama says her girls are her greatest gift.
A hectic schedule doesn’t stop this Mom-in-Chief from making it home for dinner with her girls on most nights.
“I want to make sure that the girls are doing well, and that they feel like they have the love and attention they deserve from their parents, regardless of what positions we hold," First Lady Michelle Obama told Good Housekeeping Magazine.
Mrs. Obama shares a loving glance with daughter Malia on her 11th birthday on July 4, 2009.
Mrs. Obama says her daughters are “the heart of my heart and the center of my world.”
“They’re the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night,” said Mrs. Obama in a speech at the 2008 Democratic Convention.
The Obamas always make a point to give the girls an eventful summer break. Here they are vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard on August 26, 2009.
Mrs. Obama took her daughters to Paris during her husband’s first year in office. Lucky girls!
The proud mom looks on as her daughter Malia reads at a holiday celebration at the Children’s National Medical Center on December 22, 2009.
Malia and her mother dance together at the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 5, 2010. How adorable!
Mrs. Obama fixes Sasha’s pretty dress before going to meet the King and Queen of Spain in August of 2010. This is one of our favorite photos of Mrs. Obama.
Mother and daughter, Sasha, share a private moment during their summer trip to Spain.
Sasha tags along with her beautiful mom.
It’s hard to believe Malia is almost as tall as her mom.
Mrs. Obama and Sasha, 9, take a bike ride through Martha’s Vineyard’s Manuel Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury, Massachusetts in August of 2010.
Malia and her mom walk on the White House lawn as they return from their Martha’s Vineyard vacation in August of 2010. Malia is certainly turning into a beautiful young woman.
Mrs. Obama and her daughters walk Bo, the family dog.
Michelle Obama and Sasha watch a college basketball game between Howard University and Oregon State, which is coached by Michelle’s brother Craig Robinson, in November 2010.
The First Lady says living in the White House “has been the greatest single benefit” for her family. “It means that we see each other every day. And that hasn’t happened for most of the kids’ lifetime,” she told Time Magazine in 2009.
Mrs. Obama’s close relationship with her daughters is an inspiration to many.
Mrs. Obama and the girls looked lovely in sunny yellow during a tour of Latin America.
Check out mom and daughters looking gorgeous during their tour of Latin America. Mrs. Obama is certainly raising roses.
Michelle Obama, in a Rachel Roy trench, with daughter Malia walk across the South Lawn in March 2011 upon returning to the White House.
The Obama family reads ‘Chicka Chicka Boom Boom’ to children during the White House Easter Egg Roll in April 2011.
The First Lady and her daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha 10, arrive in Pretoria, South Africa in late June of 2011. They then headed to Johannesburg to begin a week-long trip.
The First Lady and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, take time to read a story to the children of Emthonjeni Community Center in Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2011.
Mrs. Obama and daughters, Malia and Sasha, listen to their guide during a safari in Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa in June 2011.
Our First Lady, in a Jason Wu floral dress, and her daughter Malia, 13, share laughter during a walk to church in Washington, D.C. in July 2011. Mrs. Obama looks lovely.
First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, along with dog Bo, receive the White House Christmas tree.
First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, attend the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. on December 1, 2011.
At the end of the year, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, shared this very special family portrait in the Oval Office. It’s their final official picture of 2011.
Michelle and her daughters take in a performance at the Xi’an City Wall in China in 2014.
Far East Festivities
The Obama ladies share a special moment at La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada in Old Havana.
Michelle and Sasha light the tree with President Obama.