I can not express how wonderful I think it is that this is going to be our new first family!
There is just something so magical about a dad and his little girls. I was one of two girls, and hubby and I have two little girls. I know of what I write.These are certainly "staged" photo ops, but the love and pride in that family's eyes is undeniable.
Look at them, they are so ... normal! I just want to set up a play date with the girls and have a glass of wine with Michelle. And I'm certain she would want me to call her Michelle.

I knew after I heard this story told that this is a family my family could identify with.
When Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Denver after their mom Michelle's speech, they had no idea their dad was going to be beamed in live via satellite. When Mrs. Obama told the girls she had a surprise for them, the potential first lady was pretty surprised at the response, according to CNN. "Is it the Jonas Brothers?" Malia asked.
Now that is a normal little girl! They are just two little girls who have been waiting for this election to be over, because daddy promised them a puppy. I have a picture in my mind of those them tired late last night waiting for daddy to make his speech and the clapping and squeeing when they heard daddy say,"I love you both so much, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House,"during his victory speech.

Malia and Sasha welcome to the White House! I hope you get to play with that puppy on the south lawn and that you get to create a pink room, because the white house seems to be lacking one.


Both of these parents worked so hard from modest beginnings and they are a close couple with nice normal kids---one thing people liked about the great Teddy Roosevelt and JFK was that they had young kids in the White House, which makes you think: this guy is our leader BUT he is an American family man first. And you love youthful energy.

November 5, 2008 at 10:59 AM  

See Natalie Portman had it right all along: PUPPIES!


November 5, 2008 at 11:44 AM  

My advice to the new first family - don't get a dog with a sensitive stomach!

November 5, 2008 at 3:10 PM  

Oh happy happy day!!! As an Obama voter, I am smiling. I didn't think I would get to watch much of the election stuff since I fell asleep at 9:00. Carly is sick so we were up many many times during the night and I had the great suprise of turning on the TV at 1:00 during our first awakening and seeing the results. I usually dread the new year....making you older and all but I can't wait for the new administration.

November 5, 2008 at 3:58 PM  

I've never seen those pics- those are great!

Do you mind if I swipe your "marriage equality" badge?
Too bad about that, yesterday...:(

November 5, 2008 at 5:26 PM  

Sue, please swipe the badge. I took it from Jason (he told people to) http://jason-thejasonshow.blogspot.com/ If you haven't been to his blog I highly recommend it.

November 5, 2008 at 5:34 PM  

I couldn't have said it better!!!

November 5, 2008 at 6:56 PM  

I like this very real family and pray for their safekeeping.

November 6, 2008 at 5:30 PM  

I already love the Obama family! I just really, really, really, hope he doesn't lose favor by doing something stupid like President Clinton did.

November 7, 2008 at 10:36 PM  

OH Yeah those girls so deserve a PUppy - or TWO!

November 9, 2008 at 4:55 PM  

I didn't vote for Obama. But I am proud that our country voted him in. And I like his family...they seem very normal and approachable.

I hope that he does a good job - it's such a mess right now that it would be hard for anyone to clean up. But it sounds like his advisors are the best in the world.

Anyway, I'm proud and hopeful.

November 14, 2008 at 12:44 PM  

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