(L-R) First Lady Sophie Trudeau of Canada, First Lady Michelle Obama, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Barack Obama pose at the North Portico of the White House on March 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Prime Minister Trudeau is on an official visit to Washington.

(L-R) First Lady Sophie Trudeau of Canada, First Lady Michelle Obama, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Barack Obama pose at the North Portico of the White House on March 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C..

*First children Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14, made a rare appearance at a State Dinner this week as their parents welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House.

Growing up before our very eyes, the girls were the picture of elegance Thursday night – Malia in a strapless, embellished number with side-swept hair…

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Malia Obama attends a State Dinner at the White House March 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by President and First Lady Obama, the dinner is in honor of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau of Canada. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 10: Malia Obama attends a State Dinner at the White House March 10, 2016

Sasha sporting a braided updo in a gown with sheer paneling.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Sasha Obama attends a State Dinner at the White House March 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by President and First Lady Obama, the dinner is in honor of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau of Canada. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 10: Sasha Obama attends a State Dinner at the White House March 10, 2016

They even earned praise from the guest of honor.

“I admire you very much, both of you, for your extraordinary strength and your grace,” Trudeau told Sasha and Malia during his speech, adding that their childhood in the White House will give them “strength and wisdom beyond your years for the rest of your life.”