Sasha Obama is 9 years old today and unlike last year, she is celebrating her birthday at home.
In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama was in London with Sasha and big sister Malia –– who turns 12 on July 4 — for a summer vacation; they marked the birthday by visiting the set of a Harry Potter movie.
Sasha was a newborn when Mrs. Obama had an interview for a job as an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She could not find a babysitter, so she took her infant to the meeting.
Recalled Mrs. Obama at that March 30 conference: “I packed up that little infant, and I put her in the stroller, and I brought her with me. And I prayed that her presence wouldn’t be an automatic disqualifier. And it was fortunate for me that, number one, she slept through the entire interview. And I was still breastfeeding — if that’s not too much information. And I got the job.”