Photo Blog – Barack Obama & the Littlest Citizens

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“The President carries the twin boys of Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of Legislative Affairs, into the Oval Office just a few months after they were born.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President carries the twin boys of Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of Legislative Affairs, into the Oval Office just a few months after they were born.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Barack Obama & the Littlest Citizens

They don’t have any voting rights. They can’t write checks. They don’t run the world – in fact, some of them can’t even walk yet. They don’t have much of a say in world affairs but they can certainly create a ruckus in their own private language.

These are the littlest citizens and they seem to have a real hold on President Obama, and he on them. Look at these charming images clicked by Peter Souza, the Chief Official White House photographer and you’re bound to smile. No matter what’s happening in China or Iran, Obama certainly finds a few moments to spend with the kids – comforting them in times of sorrow and goofing off with them in times of joy. Yes, even a selfie with the president is not impossible, as two young boys discover.

The most powerful man in the world and Commander-in-chief of a mighty nation can baby-talk, snuggle and hug and cuddle and exchange high-fives with the best of them.

This was a photo blog which was fun to put together and I hope will be fun for you all to browse!

Alert – Cuteness Overload!

All the President’s Kids…

“The President acquiesced to a selfie with 11-year-old Jacob Haynes and four-year-old James Haynes after taking a family photograph with departing White House staffer Heather Foster.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President acquiesced to a selfie with 11-year-old Jacob Haynes and four-year-old James Haynes after taking a family photograph with departing White House staffer Heather Foster.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“While visiting the Whitney Museum in New York City, the President hugged his daughter Malia as they looked at the art work.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“While visiting the Whitney Museum in New York City, the President hugged his daughter Malia as they looked at the art work.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“At the President’s insistence, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes brought his daughter Ella by for a visit. As she was crawling around the Oval Office, the President got down on his hands and knees to look her in the eye.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“At the President’s insistence, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes brought his daughter Ella by for a visit. As she was crawling around the Oval Office, the President got down on his hands and knees to look her in the eye.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“While we were in Lawrence, Kan., we stopped at the Community Children’s Center–one of the nation’s oldest Head Start providers. The President sat next to Akira Cooper, right, and reacted to something she said to him.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“While we were in Lawrence, Kan., we stopped at the Community Children’s Center–one of the nation’s oldest Head Start providers. The President sat next to Akira Cooper, right, and reacted to something she said to him.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“Nice pajamas. The President greets residents in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans. The area experienced significant flooding during Hurricane Katrina ten years ago, and much of it has been rebuilt.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“Nice pajamas. The President greets residents in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans. The area experienced significant flooding during Hurricane Katrina ten years ago, and much of it has been rebuilt.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The President greets nine-month-old Josephine Gronniger, whose father, Tim Gronniger, brought his family by the Oval Office for a family photo.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The President greets nine-month-old Josephine Gronniger, whose father, Tim Gronniger, brought his family by the Oval Office for a family photo.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President talks with a young refugee at a Dignity for Children Foundation classroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was working on a painting.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President talks with a young refugee at a Dignity for Children Foundation classroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was working on a painting.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President greets families of firefighters during the reading of names at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President greets families of firefighters during the reading of names at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President joins locals during a cultural dance performance at Dillingham Middle School in Dillingham, Alaska.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President joins locals during a cultural dance performance at Dillingham Middle School in Dillingham, Alaska.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President exchanges a wave with Alya Dorelien Bitar, one-year-old daughter of Maher Bitar, the outgoing National Security Council Director for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs, and his wife, Astrid Dorelien, during a family photo in the Oval Office.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President exchanges a wave with Alya Dorelien Bitar, one-year-old daughter of Maher Bitar, the outgoing National Security Council Director for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs, and his wife, Astrid Dorelien, during a family photo in the Oval Office.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President and First Lady react to a child in a pope costume and mini popemobile as they welcomed children during a Halloween event on the South Lawn of the White House.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President and First Lady react to a child in a pope costume and mini popemobile as they welcomed children during a Halloween event on the South Lawn of the White House.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President snuggles with his niece Savita Ng after his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and her family dropped by the Oval Office.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The President snuggles with his niece Savita Ng after his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and her family dropped by the Oval Office.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“I love looking at all the individual faces in this photograph of the President greeting children at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“I love looking at all the individual faces in this photograph of the President greeting children at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

(Published in 2015 Year in Review)

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  2. Hi Kokila, yes I agree – there is so much warmth in these images! They were embedded among scores of other pictures but it was the genuine caring and humor in these images which really attracted me to make a feature about the Prez and the Kids.

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