Growing Up in the White House: 25 Photos of Malia and Sasha Obama

Young Obama Family

Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Democrat Barack Obama (2nd R), wife Michelle and their daughters Malia (R), 3, and Sasha (L), 6, spend time in their Chicago hotel room, November 2, 2004. Obama faces Republican candidate Alan Keys in the first Senate race with two African American candidates. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlive754070

Malia and Sasha Obama are how old now?! While is seems like just yesterday when little 7-year-old Sasha gave her dad a “thumbs up” at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, four years have flown by as both Obama girls have grown up right before our eyes.

I can’t imagine growing up in the White House to be any small feat. From the clothes you wear, to who does and doesn’t like your dad…every moment of your life is constantly being scrutinized. And especially during those dreaded “middle school years,” Sasha and Malia Obama sure have had it cut out for them.

Fortunately however, both Michelle and Barack have tried their best in laying the foundation for raising the girls in as much of a grounded, healthy, and disciplined world as possible. Even though Sasha and Malia will never really have a “normal” adolescence, they both are sure to build up strong and confident characters in the face of uncommon circumstances.

Now with Sasha 13 and Malia 15, the First Daughters are entering into their teenage years with many milestones ahead of them. From high school and driving, to dates, dances and college tours – we are sure to see much more from these extraordinary young women, Natasha (Sasha) and Malia Ann Obama.

Scroll down for a glimpse of the First Daughters over the years, and visit us back at Newscom for even more photos of Sasha and Malia Obama.

Malia and Barack Obama

U.S. Senator Barack Obama (Democrat/Illinois) (L) arrives with his daughter Malia at the Old Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois to formally announce that he is running for president of the United States Saturday 10 February 2007. Obama appeared in sub-freezing temperatures in the hometown of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln to make his announcement. TANNEN MAURY/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotosthree359685

Malia and Barack Obama

President-elect Barack Obama hugs his daughter Malia, 10, after giving his acceptance speech after it was announced he has won the presidential election at his Election Night Rally in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, November 4, 2008. Olivier Douliery/MCT/Newscom. License this image from Newcom.com: krtphotoslive330487

Sasha gives Barack a Thumbs UP!

Jan 20, 2009 – Washington, Distric of Columbia, USA – First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA watches as SASHA OBAMA gives her father, President BARACK OBAMA, a thumbs up after he was sworn is as the 44th President of the United States at the US Capitol. Paul Morse/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericastwo576666

Barack Obama and First Daughters

Mar 05, 2009 – Washington, DC, USA – US President BARACK OBAMA walk down the Colonnade with his arms around daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R) at the White House. Pete Souza/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericaseight519592

Sasha Obama at Yellowstone

A playful Sasha mimes the eruption of the Old Faithful Geyser on August 15 2009. The Obamas were taking their vacation for a long weekend to Yellowstone National Park. First Lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha and the President toured the National Park and the famous Old Faithful geyser. Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.COM/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: abausaphotos334243

Sasha and Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama (R) walks on the South Lawn of the White House with his daughter Sasha (L), along with the First Lady Michelle (unseen) and Malia (unseen) to depart by Marine One helicopter in Washington DC, USA, 14 August 2009. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotosthree892785

Sasha runs to Barack Obama

President Barack Obama gets a warm welcome home from daughters Sasha and Malia and first dog Bo on the South lawn of the White House on September 15, 2009. photo by Dennis Brack/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: bsphotos034197

Malia and Sasha Obama

Malia (L) and Sasha Obama, daughters of United States President Barack Obama, attend a White House Music Series “Fiesta Latina” on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on October 13, 2009. Alexis C. Glenn – Pool via CNP/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: cnpphotos021022

First Family Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama and his family react as his daughter Sasha (L) pushes the button to light the National Christmas Tree during a ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington December 9, 2010. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlfour319815

First Family at Democratic National Convention

Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha join President Barack Obama onstage at the end of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Times Warner Cable Arena Thursday, September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Harry E. Walker/MCT/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: krtphotoslive572767

OCT 09, 2012 : Malia Obama and her teammates wave to the camera during a match between her school, Sidwell Friends, and Maret School at the University of District of Columbia in DC. Malia Obama is the eldest child of US President Barack Obama. John Middlebrook/Cal Sport Media/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: csmphoto655008

OCT 09, 2012 : Malia Obama and her teammates wave to the camera during a match between her school, Sidwell Friends, and Maret School at the University of District of Columbia in DC. Malia Obama is the eldest child of US President Barack Obama. John Middlebrook/Cal Sport Media/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: csmphoto655008

Obama's Pardoning the National Turkey

President Barack Obama with daughters Sasha and Malia attend a ceremony to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House on November 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.COM/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: abausaphotos850950

Malia Ann Obama

Malia Obama looks on during a ceremony to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House on November 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.COM/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: abausaphotos850967

Sasha Obama

11/23/12 – Washington, DC USA: First Lady Michelle Obama, first daughters Malia and Sasha and first dog Bo receive the 2012 Christmas Tree. Christy Bowe/Polaris/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: polphotos104882

Malia and Sasha Obama

Daughters Sasha (right) and Malia Obama arrive at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, January 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images/MCT/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: krtphotoslive596088

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Malia and Sasha Obama attend the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 1, 2013. Olivier Douliery/MCT/Newscom. Find this image at Newscom.com: krtphotoslive609452

Malia-and-Sasha-Obama

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama’s daughters Sasha (R) and Malia visit the Berlin Wall memorial in Bernauer Strasse in Berlin June 19, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama will unveil plans for a sharp reduction in nuclear warheads in a landmark speech at the Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday that comes 50 years after John F. Kennedy declared “Ich bin ein Berliner” in a defiant Cold War address. TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS/Newscom. Find this image at Newscom.com: rtrlfive933774

Sasha-Obama

Sasha Obama, daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama attends a virtual discussion event with youths at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg June 29, 2013. The first lady was joined by teenagers from across South Africa as well as U.S. students virtually, at the event organized in conjunction with MTV Base, an African youth and music TV channel, and Google Plus. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS/Newscom. Find this image at Newscom.com: rtrlfive949176

Sasha-Obama-and-Barack-Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) winks as he and his family arrive to watch the NCAA men’s basketball game between Oregon State and the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, November 17, 2013. Also pictured are Obama’s daughter Sasha (C) and mother-in-law Marian Robinson. First lady Michelle Obama’s brother Craig Robinson is the head coach of the Orgeon State Beavers. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS/Newscom. Find this image at Newscom.com: rtrlsix146271

Barack-and-Sasha-Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) sits with his daughter Sasha as he waits to go onstage for remarks during a taping of the Christmas in Washington television benefit program at the National Building Museum in Washington December 15, 2013. The 32nd annual Christmas in Washington show, benefiting the Children’s National Health System, featured performers Hugh Jackman, Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monae and Pat Monahan. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS/Newscom. Find this image at Newscom.com: rtrlsix193207

Obama-girls

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) and daughters Malia (L) and Sasha stand onstage during remarks by President Barack Obama for a taping of the Christmas in Washington television benefit program at the National Building Museum in Washington December 15, 2013. The 32nd annual Christmas in Washington show, benefiting the Children’s National Health System, featured performers Hugh Jackman, Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monae and Pat Monahan. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS/Newscom. Find this image at Newscom.com: rtrlsix193205

Obama-girls-China

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs daughters Sasha, left, and Malia as they visit the Great Wall of China in Mutianyu, China, March 23, 2014. Amanda Lucidon/Photoshot/Newscom. Find this image at Newscom.com: ptsphotoshottwo490121

Obama-girls-and-Michelle

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) hugs her daughters Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (R) as they watch a folk dance by performers during her visit at the City Wall, in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, March 24, 2014. PETAR KUJUNDZIC/REUTERS/Newscom. Find this image at Newscom.com: rtrlsix366025

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