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LET’S MOVE! FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA AND DAUGHTERS ATTEND US OPEN

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First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha,10, were all smiles as they watched a tennis match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Andy Roddick of the U.S. in New York on September 9, 2011.

The duo, along with Malia(not pictured),13, later took part in a “Let’s Move” tennis clinic to promote physical activity for kids.

Speaking to a group of children from the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, the first lady said, “I have been trying to get to the US Open my entire life. I am so incredibly excited to finally be at my first US Open, but I am equally excited and proud to be standing in partnership with the USTA[United States Tennis Association] and all they have done for hundreds of thousands of kids across this country. You are an example of what we can do when we put our minds to it.  I am again grateful to the USTA. The courts you build, these kids sized courts, are just amazing. They will break that barrier; they will make tennis accessible to kids… I am so proud of the USTA.”

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  1. Regarding the previous post, comments closed,…I like the OMG Girlz’ song “Gucci This, Gucci That” I was worried when I read the name, but it was cute and age appropriate, in my opinion ’cause I mean we all wouldn’t mind Gucci, Louis, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo ect. on the regular or at less once in a while.

    Oh yes, and the Obama’s a great people?

  2. how cute is Sasha with that big ole grin across her face. :-D looks like mom must have appeared on the jumbotron lol! i think this is the first Let’s Move event that the girls have been directly involved in with their mom.

  3. WEAR IS MALIA? THEY SHOW SASHA AND THE GRANDMOTHER THEY CUTE HER OFF SHM LOKK LIKE THEY HAD A GOOD TIME

    • I was there (US OPEN)and Sasha wasn’t in the shot, but she jumped in! It was so cute. I am also a child of the 70s. I ate all day and played all day. We had penny candy and cookiers so a quarter went a long way (don’t have a whole dollar!) I jumped rope from the time I woke up to the time I went in. We had chinese ropes (rubber bands), hopscotch, four corners, dodge ball, red light/green light, softball, etc. Those were the days!!! Exercise was fun and fun was exercise.

  4. They seem like such happy kids! What the first lady is trying to do for our youth is a wonderful thing! I’m not that old but when I was a kid my mom made me go out and play! No video games computers and a bunch of tv. Oh and if it was too hot she made me wait until it was about 3 or 4 just saying!

    • I agree..we used to play all day outside and in the streets,sometimes well beyond the night. It was so much fun; jumping double dutch, playing hand games,tag,Mr.Freeze or just making stuff up as the day went on. In the 90s, we did play Nintendo but it NEVER hogged up our day. Also my mom used to make us read books, play board games (on cold/rainy days) take us to the museums and make us write stories. It was fun and we were always active.

      Times have changed and I am not even in my thirties yet.

    • I think parents nowadays are so afraid of what they see on the news..kidnappers, gangs etc. However, we had all of those things back in the day and it never stopped us from going out and having fun nor were we harmed. Big ups to the 80s & 90s..truly a great time to grow up!!!

      I heard the 70s and 60s were even better though…

      • I love me some FLOTUS and family!

        Seriously, the 70s was the best decade (in my opinion) ever! At the age of 8, I used to go door to door selling candy – ALONE. I’d walk blocks away from home. I’m not saying there weren’t perverts back then because there were, but we never thought about not being safe. The people, music, and times were just different. To me, it was a better world then.

        We played outside to the point where we hated to go indoors to get water or use the bathroom so we’d drink out the garden hose! You never heard about childhood obesity either. It’s not as if we didn’t eat junk, we just worked it off by running, skipping, riding our bikes, skating, etc.

        Yes, times have changed.

        • My thoughts about ol skool ways are very similar. I actually made mud pies, went to the corner store, waited for the ice cream truck, walked to the library, pool, etc. And….we knew it was time to go home when the street lights came on or the fireflies started, not by a text!

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