Happy Father’s Day, First Dad!

June 21, 2009

Well, Barry has done it again. He’s written another letter to his daughters for Parade magazine that brought BoL to its knees, noisily weeping and wiping our noses. Not that we don’t love our dads, but the First Dad of the United States really pulled at our heart strings with this one, and made us secretly ask, “Will you be my dad?” See below for the complete letter to Sasha and Malia (note, the photos are added by BoL).

(courtesy of White House Photographer Pete Souza)

(courtesy of White House Photographer Pete Souza)

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Obama: “Yo necesito clases españolas”

May 7, 2009

The Pres and First Lady marked their presidency’s first Cinco de Mayo.  Not with much pizzaz or on the right day, but marked it nonetheless.

In pre-celebration, FLOTUS visited the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School in DC on May 4.  She watched the children perform, said a few words, and took questions from the students and teachers.  Michelle was asked if she’s ever tried Mexican food.  (Uh, who HASN’T?)  Her response: “Oh, let me tell you, Mexican food is my favorite food in the whole wide world. I think I’m on record.  Ooh, what do I love? I love — Oh, I love tortillas. I love tamales.  I love beans and rice. I love mole. I love all the mole sauces, I love beef and lamb and quesadillas. I mean, you name it. The question is, what don’t I like? I love it all.”  ‘Nuf said.

(Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

Later in the day, Obama invited guests to the White House to celebrate.  In his opening, the typically rico-suave prez actually stumbled over his words.  He’s human!!!!!  In his remarks, Obama said “Welcome to Cinco de Cuatro.”  This will likely be the only slip-up Obama endures for his time as president.

THIS is the party?  (Ap Photo/Gerald Herbert)

THIS is the party? (Ap Photo/Gerald Herbert)


The POTUS With the Mostest

April 22, 2009

Washingtonian magazine is honoring our new president with a cover story. Not just any cover story. One that will set hearts aflutter while scoping out the magazine rack at the grocery store. How do you think Michelle feels knowing women (and men) the country over are lusting over her hubby’s fine frame?

Oh mama!

Oh mama!

Another question: why the heck did Washingtonian decide to alter the color of Obama’s shorts from the original photo?

(Bauer Griffin)

If only all our public servants looked like this! (Bauer Griffin)


Green Eggs (and Ham?)

April 13, 2009

The Obama White House hosted their first Easter Egg Roll, to a throng of 30,000 eager visitors. The Obamas boasted a few firsts: 10,ooo more people in attendance than ever before, “green” eggs, and some sort of creature akin to the Donnie Darko rabbit.

Recession-affordable, at a mere $7 a pop!

Recession-affordable, at a mere $7 a pop!

Watch your back, Barry! (Jim Young/Reuters)

Watch your back, Barry! (Jim Young/Reuters)

With the future models (White House photographer, Chuck Kennedy)

With the future models (White House photographer, Chuck Kennedy)


Obamas Walk Across the Street to Celebrate Easter

April 13, 2009
Classy as always (courtesy of AP Photo/J.Scott Applewhite)

Classy as always (courtesy of AP Photo/J.Scott Applewhite)

 The Obama family, still undecided about their official place of worship, strolled across the street to St. Johns Church for their first Easter in the White House.   According to WaPo, the White House’s faith adviser, Joshua Dubois,  stated that the Obama family “has not made a decision yet on which church they will formally join in Washington.”


Seder Vittles for POTUS and Co

April 10, 2009
The White House's First Seder (photo courtesy of Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer)

The White House's First Seder (photo courtesy of Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer)

The Obama family hosted Passover Seder dinner for a few select friends, marking the first time a Seder has been held at the White House.  According to the Washington Post, the menu included “matzoh ball soup, brisket, roasted chicken, noodle kugel and macaroons for dessert,” all prepared by the WH chefs.  Yum!