January 3rd, 2009
09:34 PM ET
14 years ago

Mrs. Obama, two daughters head to D.C.

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/31/art.obama31.gi.jpg caption="Malia and Sasha Obama, pictured here on a recent Hawaiian vacation with the President-elect, traveled to Washington Saturday with Mrs. Obama."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Future First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha have taken a big step in their own transition to the White House.

The Obama women left Chicago and traveled to Washington Saturday, according to a pool report from the president-elect's traveling press corps.

Malia and Sasha Obama are set to begin classes Monday at Sidwell Friends, a private school in the D.C. area. Their father will arrive in Washington on Sunday evening, according to the pool report.

The Obamas are staying at the historic Hay Adams hotel near the White House until January 15, when the official guest residence at the Blair House becomes available to them. They will move into the White House on January 20 after the inauguration.

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soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Mama to All

    SDB said "Oh…get over them not being able to move into the Blair House…the government/taxpayers are probably paying for their suite at the Hay Adams Hotel as well…"

    The point is that the girls will have to move 3 times in 20 days, instead of 2. It's stressful for any family to move even once, and these girls are in the spotlight, changing cities, changing schools and having their lives turned upside down (for our benefit). Now please don't tell me you're so hard-hearted that you don't wish for the best for a couple of kids!?

    Bush just made another A$$ of himself by booking Blair House, instead of letting the Obama Family move straight into it the week prior to the Inauguration. Can't he keep his nasty-self from mistreating children?!? Arrgh!

    January 4, 2009 02:36 am at 2:36 am |
  2. Wayne D. PA

    The Obama girls good luck, I know I did'nt like swiching schools in the middle of the year my Mom cheated and us finish at the school we stared but in stead of walking two blocks we walk two miles.

    January 4, 2009 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
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