Over the course of President Barack Obama’s two terms as President of the United States, we were treated to some incredibly touching and intimate photos of the First Family. From state events to daily outings, walks, and vacations, the public got a glimpse into the life of the 44th President of the United States that had rarely been seen in previous administrations. Of course, we have our favorite photos amongst the extensive catalogue of images that chronicled the Obamas’ time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But we have to say, the images that always stand out most to us of former President Obama include his daughters Malia and Sasha Obama.
From 2008 to 2016, Sasha and Malia grew from elementary school kids to college-bound teenagers right before our eyes, and the many images that were captured during Obama’s two terms in office featured a side of the president that was so devoted to his role as a father. Whether he was pardoning a turkey right before Thanksgiving Day, or taking a casual stroll with his girls, Obama had some tender moments with his daughters that we all got to vicariously live through over the course of eight years.
Now, since it is the former president’s milestone birthday — he turns 60 years old today — we figured one of the best ways to celebrate the former president is to look back at a collection of his best photos with his two girls. Read on see some of our favorites from back when the Obamas were our First Family.