Happy 11th Birthday, Sasha!

Happy 11th Birthday Sasha
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 08, 2012

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Happy Birthday to Natasha Obama, born on June 10, 2001, in Chicago, Illinois. We wish her a wonderful birthday and many more to come. See how Miss Sasha has left her mark thus far.

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Three-year-old Sasha is pictured with her parents and big sis Malia.

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Then-candidate Obama walks Sasha to a Halloween party in Chicago in 2008. We wonder what she’ll choose to be this year?

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It’s rumored that the Secret Service’s codename for Sasha when she’s traveling is “radiance.” We can totally see why.

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Sasha is an amazing girl, full of energy and uniquely confident for her age. At the Democratic National Convention in 2008, she was the first one to say “Hi, Daddy!” to her father in front of millions of people.

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Sasha clearly has a little competitive streak in her. She loves to win and it’s not seen any better than when she’s playing games with her dad or making goals on the soccer field.

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President of France, Nikolas Sarkozy, led a chorus of “Happy Birthday” to Sasha Obama during her whirlwind trip to Paris and London in 2009. Her mother, sister, grandmother, godmother and a cousin were all on hand to toast the occasion along with Mr. Sarkozy’s three sons and eight-year-old stepson.

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Sasha and Malia had the opportunity to take in a little culture during their trip to France in 2009. Here they’re visiting the George Pompidou Centre Modern Art museum which has all kinds of cool and whimsical artistic interpretations.

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During her whistlestop tour of Europe, young Miss Obama and her sister had a private tour of the set of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” The girls, both avid Potter fans, met with the film’s stars, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.

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“When our little precious pea was just 3 months old, she was hospitalized with life-threatening meningitis,” said President Obama at a White House Internet town-hall.

“The doctors did a terrific job, but frankly it was the nurses that were there with us when she had to get a spinal tap and all sorts of things that were just bringing me to tears.”

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Sasha is the youngest child to reside in the White House since John F. Kennedy, Jr., in 1961. She is also the first White House resident born in the 21st century.

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President Obama is able to spend more time with his girls now that he’s working and living under the same roof.

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Taking the roll/bounce old-school style of roller skating, Sasha shows off her moves for her dad.

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Sharing a birthday with Sasha Obama today, on June 10, are singer Faith Evans, actress Hattie McDaniel and Louisiana Governor Piyush “Bobby” Jindal.

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Sasha’s birthstone is the Emerald which also represents spring and a time of new growth and rebirth. It is said in ancient Egypt, Emeralds were engraved with the symbol for foliage to represent eternal youth.

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Here’s Sasha stealing the show as she blows kisses to her father at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

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The girls may be almost three years apart in age, but they continue to stick together like only sisters can.

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We’re not sure if she’s having a birthday party at home, but we would suggest she ask for a pizza party in the White House and an indoor picnic in the Red room.

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Sasha looks on as cameras snap away at her family after landing in Hawaii.

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Sasha beams while taking a walk with her her father, President Obama.

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Mom Michelle Obama fixes Sasha’s pretty dress before going to meet the King and Queen of Spain.

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Born under the sign of Gemini (May 22 to June 22) Sasha Obama fits the mold when it comes to her personality—she’s got a quick mind with a golden tongue, often having the ability to charm the pants off of anyone she meets.

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Sasha shares a special moment with her mom and sister Malia.

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Malia, an avid reader, joins mom First Lady and sister Malia, as they read a story to the children of Emthonjeni Community Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Happy 11th birthday, Sasha Obama!

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Sasha and family took their annual trip to Hawaii this past Christmas.

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Sasha smiles at her father as they leave Air Force One back to Chicago for Memorial Day weekend.

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Whie vacationing in Hawaii President Obama took Sasha and Malia and friends for some shaved ice.

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Born under the sign of Gemini (May 22 to June 22) Sasha Obama fits the mold when it comes to her personality—she’s got a quick mind with a golden tongue, often having the ability to charm the pants off of anyone she meets.

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The Obama’s bundle up before boarding Air Force One for a family vacation in Hawaii.

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On her way to the Sidwell Friends School for her first day of school in 2009, Sasha remained deep in thought.

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The master negotiator, Sasha looks like she’s asking her parents for a little extra something before heading off to school.

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