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.”