Letters to the Obama Girls
A few new friends welcome Malia and Sasha to Washington D.C.
There's plenty to see in the capital city, but newcomers Malia and Sasha might need a few tips about the town. A few new friends welcome the girls to Washington D.C. and share their favorite activities.
My name is Maya Cobb and I am six years old and I am so happy for you and your family. I think it will be so fun to live in the White house. I went before with my parents. Do you like American Girl Dolls? I Do. I have 3. I have Josephina, Julia and Mia. I love to play with them and dress like them. What are you going to name your puppy? I hope to get a puppy. Soon. I want to name it Cutie. I love to go to the Zoo and Museums. You will like living in Washington D.C.
Welcome to Washington! My name is Lauryn Collins and I am 10 years old. I attend Holy Trinity School in Bowie, Maryland, right outside of Washington D.C. My favorite hobby is dancing. I dance at C + C Dance Company. What is your favorite hobby? I also play the clarinet. Do you play an instrument? I think you will like living in Washington D.C., it's a beautiful city with a lot to do. My parents and I go to the Kennedy Center to see plays, and we go to museums. My favorite museum is called the Newseum. You can see historical newspapers and exhibits but my favorite exhibit is when you pretend to be a reporter. You can solve mysteries and play reporter games. I hope to meet you one day!
Welcome to Washington. It is great to have you here. Do you have your dog yet? I hope you have a good time in the White House. I like to go to the American Indian Museum close to where you live!
From Maddie Grant. I am 7 years old!
Dear Sasha and Malia,
Hi, My name is Aja. I am Nine years old, and I am in fourth grade. Some of my hobbies are playing basketball, riding my bike, reading, playing the piano, and playing on the computer. I am very happy and relieved that your dad is in the White House. I think that it has made a difference to people all around the world. Here are some things that you should know about D.C. Although there are no amusement parks, there are some other really cool places to go, such as walking up the steps to the Washington Monument, going to see 3-D movies at an I-MAX theater, and visiting the Museum of Natural History.
Some cool restaurants are Z-Burger, a really hip place to go (the newest in D.C.) sort of like a diner, and then there's Armand's, a Chicago pizzeria, and Bogeymongers, a New York Deli that serves things like subs, grilled cheese, and coleslaw. And last, but not least, there is Cactus Cantina, a Mexican restaurant that's food is out of this world!
If both of you want to see some amusement parks, there are some in Maryland, like Six Flags, and Ocean City. In Virginia there is Kings Dominion, and Hershey Park, which is an amusement park that has chocolate all over the place, and is also a water park!
If you're both into sports, or mostly bike riding, you'll probably like bike riding in Rock Creek Park. Another place is Jellef, kind of like YMCA, except it's a recreational center. If you're both into Basketball, there are basketball teams at Jellef, from four year olds to fifteen year olds. They also have a music program for talented singers and musical geniuses.
The last thing that I need to tell both of you is that the Library of Congress and National Zoo are good places to chill out, especially after Winter and Summer breaks!
Well, HAVE FUN!
Dear Malia and Sasha,
Welcome to Washington. I like to go to the library and the museums. I bet it is exciting having your father getting elected. Have fun in 2009.