(L-R) Marian Robinson, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, First lady Michelle Obamaspeaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
*The first lady, first daughters and first mother-In-law are all headed to China this month.
In an announcement Monday on the White House blog, Michelle Obama says a China visit is important because it is the most populous country in the world, with more than 1.3 billion people, and is an important world actor.
She’ll be accompanied by daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson, who lives at the White House. President Obama will not be on the trip; he is scheduled to depart the U.S. later that week for stops in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Saudi Arabia.
*Christmastime is always filled with moments that make for good memories. And Alane Ecklund Church has a holiday memory she will always remember.
Today.com reports the Illinois woman got more than she bargained for when she received a package from her brother-in-law that came with a little something extra. The something extra turned out to be a gift from “Barack, Michelle + the girls,” according to the handwriting on the gift tag.
*You can now add President Barack Obama to the list of people who have signed up for Obamacare.
The White House tells the Associated Press reports that Obama signed up through the Washington, D.C., marketplace over the weekend. The move, it said solidifies a promise made by the White House 2010 that the president would personally participate in the Affordable Healthcare Act after signing it into law.
*If you were Barack and Michelle Obama would you let 12-year-old Sasha access social media sites?
It’s a tough enough question for “regular parents” to answer. So image the what the prez and first lady are dealing with. Miss Sasha can’t be a happy camper, but hey the problem is your daddy’s the President of the United States.
In any event, according to PEOPLE, Mr. and Mrs. Obama told Barbara Walters in a sit-down interview on ABC’s 20/20 on Friday that while their oldest daughter, Malia, 15, has limited access to Facebook, her little sister, Sasha, 12, isn’t old enough for that.
“I still am not a big believer in Facebook for young people … particularly for them, because they’re in the public eye,” the first lady said. “Some of it’s stuff they don’t need to see and be a part of … So we try to protect them from too much of the public voice.”
But there is some pending good news for Sasha. Even though it’s not the same as hangin’ out on Facebook and Twitter, the Obamas say she will have a say in the family’s post-White House life.
Think about this. Malia will be in college, but Sasha will be a sophomore in high school when the president’s second term ends in 2017. Her parents are considering whether to stay in Washington D.C. so that she can finish school there, or move back home to Chicago.
“Sasha will have a big vote,” the president admitted, acknowledging that his family has “made a lot of sacrifices on behalf of my cockamamie ideas, the running for office and things.”
Watch some of the interview:
(L-R) Malia, Sasha and Michelle Obama in their seats before a college basketball game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Maryland Terrapins on November 17, 2013 at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland
*Sasha Obama, 12, wore a unicorn sweater to a Maryland Terps game last Sunday and sent tweens and adults worldwide into a frenzied search for the item.
The youngest first daughter caused quite the stir when she wore the design from British e-tailer ASOS to the Terps women’s basketball game on Sunday. Hours later, ASOS had sold out of the sweater.
But alas, the company announced Friday that it would re-stock the style, priced at $45, starting Dec. 2.
“After the youngest Obama, Sasha, wore a (sold out, boo) ASOS unicorn jumper to a basketball game … the internet went crazy for it and demanded a re-stock,” reads the ASOS blog. “Set your iCal and keep your eye on the ASOS Twitter feed for more updates. Skippidy-yippidy-unicorn-yay!”
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with their daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R) in their seats before a college basketball game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Maryland Terrapins on November 17, 2013 at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland
Before attending ‘Trip to Bountiful,’ FLOTUS Michelle Obama was photo’d at the US Open with daughters Malia and Sasha.
*First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, attended Saturday night’s (August 24) performance of “The Trip to Bountiful.”
They slipped into their seats just as the first act was starting but received a huge ovation from the audience when they took their seats for the second act, according to Cheryl Duncan, Senior PR Consultant at the Terrie Williams Agency.
The First Lady and daughters came backstage after the show and graciously met every single crew and cast member, chatting for several minutes with everyone, including Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams and Cicely Tyson.
The first lady was in town to promote her “Let’s Move” campaign during Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the U.S. Open.
The Obamas, reminds, theAP, have been big boosters of Broadway. The first lady as well as Sasha and Malia have attended performances of “Memphis,” ”Sister Act” and “The Addams Family.”
Also, the first couple saw “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” during a date night in 2009. Michelle Obama and six girlfriends also saw “Fela!” in 2010.