Washington (CNN) - The first family attended St. John's Episcopal Church Sunday morning, according to White House pool reports.
President Obama and first lady Michele Obama waved en route to the church with their daughters Sasha and Malia.
St. John's is near the White House, across from Lafayette Park.
Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.
He may be dealing with a possible government shutdown and turmoil in the Middle East, but that's not stopping President Obama from taking time out for basketball with kids.
President Obama and the first family returned home to the White House Sunday evening after a week-long vacation in Martha’s Vineyard and a stop in New Orleans, Louisiana. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)
(CNN) - The first family has departed Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida and is expected to arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland around 3:30 p.m. ET, about one hour ahead of schedule.
President Obama played mini golf Saturday evening with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)
(CNN) - President Obama may get needled by Republicans for spending too much time on the links, but he might need some practice when it comes to miniature golf.
On vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast, the first family–Barack, Michelle and Sasha Obama–spent an hour playing at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf. Malia is away at camp and didn't join the family on their trip.
Despite his clear advantage over his 9-year-old daughter, it took him 11 holes to sink a hole-in-one. How many did it take Sasha? One.
Photo of Sasha Obama's hole-in-one reaction, after the jump:
MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) - An unexpected visitor wandered into the bedroom of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the wee hours of Tuesday morning - but the Secret Service wasn't worried about a security breach.
The visitor was 8-year-old Sasha Obama, who's touring Russia along with her older sister Malia. The younger girl could not contain her excitement about Dad's fifth foreign trip in office, so she decided to wake her parents to tell them about it, the president cheerfully recounted in a CNN interview.
"Sasha this morning around 4 am just wandered into our bed and plopped down and started chatting," Obama said in the interview a few hours later. "That was sort of a highlight, although I'm a little groggy now as a consequence."
(CNN) - How are the Obama girls adjusting to their new life as the nation’s first daughters? Mrs. Obama says the White House’s newest kids are “doing great.”
“I think they’re doing great because I’ve been able to strike a balance,” the first lady said in an interview Friday with Good Morning America. “I think I have a pretty full plate, but I still have time to be home for homework and to make sure I’m there before they leave and to go to their parent-teacher conferences and all the things that it’s important to do as a parent.”
Mrs. Obama doesn’t take all the credit for helping raise her girls, Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7. The first lady praised her mother, Marian Robinson, for taking on maternal tasks while she is away.
“I think that all of our transition has been eased because of her presence. She’s so non-impressed by any of this. She keeps all of our feet on the ground,” Mrs. Obama said of her live-in mother. “She’s picking them up, she’s getting them through homework, she’s making sure that they practicing piano, all the things that moms would do, but she does it with that extra little kick of love. She’s enjoyed the transition, as well.”
The Obamas have expressed that they don’t want their daughters to be “too exposed” as to maintain a sense of normalcy while living in the nation’s executive mansion. But, Mrs. Obama said that there is a power of children connecting with other children that the media provides. “That’s been wonderful for the nation to have two little kids in the White House that they can connect to,” she said.
According to the first lady, Malia and Sasha have explored the White House, even “popping” into the Oval Office once in a while, but they haven’t broken anything, yet. “We’ve had some guests who’ve broken some things, but not the kids, and they know who they are,” the first lady laughed.
(CNN) - The Obama girls still don't have a puppy, but they did receive another surprise when they arrived home from school Wednesday– a brand new swing set.
A spokeswoman for First Lady Michelle Obama says Malia and Sasha, ages 10 and 7, "squealed with delight" when they saw their surprise, playing on the swing set for almost an hour in the chilly weather.
The girls' parents arranged for the play set to be installed Wednesday at the White House grounds, within sight of the Oval Office, before Malia and Sasha arrived home from Sidwell Friends school.