Happy 50th Birthday to our wonderful First Lady: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama!

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born 50 years ago today!

She makes 50 look fabulous!!

Thank you Mrs. Obama. You are a wonderful First Lady and represent our country so well. You will never know how deep you are in our hearts, and how much they swell everytime you step into the spotlight. We are blessed to have you and for you to be the bedrock of our wonderful First Family.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance with students during a celebration of Divali during a visit to the Holy Name High School in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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First lady Michelle Obama tours the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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15 Responses to Happy 50th Birthday to our wonderful First Lady: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama!

  1. Michelle Obama parties for her 50th birthday

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/01/19/obama-barack-michelle-50th-birthday-party/4647103/

    The White House kept a pretty tight public lid on Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party Saturday night, but some details are starting to leak out.

    Beyonce did indeed sing some of the first lady’s favorite songs, and the party lasted until at least 2 a.m.

    The soiree also featured such stars — and Obama supporters — as actor Samuel L. Jackson, singer Smokey Robinson and basketball legend Magic Johnson, reports CNN.

    Presumably Beyonce’s spouse — musician and businessman Jay Z — also attended. He held a concert in Washington on Thursday.

    President Obama himself also held court.

    While the first lady actually turned 50 on Friday, the White House held the party on Saturday night.

    During the week, Mrs. Obama joked about the milestone, at one point holding up her brand new AARP card.

    Also reports CNN:

    “Michelle Obama’s invitations caused a little controversy last week when it was revealed they said only drinks and light snacks would be served.

    “The food choices didn’t appear to bother any of those who went. They mostly wanted to talk about how great the 50-year-old first lady looked, and how much in love President Obama is with his wife.

    “Guests said Michelle Obama wore red and black, and looked stunning.”

  2. Gustina says:

    Happy birthday to a woman I’ve come to love, respect and admire beyond words. Her strength and steadiness even in the storm has been awe-inspiring. I respect this woman immensely. God bless her!

  3. We wish you a Happy and Healthy 50th Birthday and look forward for many more Healthy and Happy Birthdays with Blessings to come.

  4. vitaminlover says:

    Isn’t she lovely!!!!!! happy 50th birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama!

  5. Liza says:

    What a great set of pictures. No one could deny that Michelle Obama just keeps getting prettier and more elegant. I hope that she just keeps doing what she does, she’s a wonderful First Lady. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Obama, and many more.

  6. trekkiewife says:

    My mom’s only great grandchild is three years old today. That’s how I remember her birthday, because of Mrs. Obama’s birthday. Happy birthday to both of them!!

  7. Yahtc says:

    Happy Birthday to you, our fantastic First Lady!

    Thank you for all you do for our country!

  8. Ametia says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FLOTUS, MICHELLE OBAMA!!!

  9. TyrenM says:

    Happy Birthday Madame First Lady! Hope I have her energy and zest at 50.

  10. Happy Birthday, First Lady Michelle!

  11. rikyrah says:

    A First Lady at 50, Finding Her Own Path
    By JENNIFER STEINHAUERJAN. 16, 2014

    She has perfected a mean forehand, is working on her yoga poses, dishes with girlfriends over brussels sprouts and dirty martinis (one olive) at the Mediterranean hotspot Zaytinya, pushes her two daughters to play two sports — one of her choosing and one of theirs — and said this week that the wonders of modern dermatology, like Botox, are in the realm of possibility for her.

    Michelle Obama is in many ways the embodiment of the contemporary, urban, well-heeled middle-aged American woman. She likes to take “me time,” as she did during an extra vacation week this month without family in Hawaii, setting off a tabloid furor over the state of her marriage. She frets that her older daughter, 15-year-old Malia, hangs out with the boys a grade above her. She gardens, although unlike the rest of us, she has significant weeding help.

    She toys with false eyelashes.

    On Saturday night, Mrs. Obama will celebrate her 50th birthday with dancing and sweets throughout the state floor of the White House, drawing the nation’s attention away from her husband, at least for an evening. Guests will sip fine American wines, consume delicate macarons and be entertained — the expectation is by Beyoncé.

    The mix of Hollywood and quirky individualism (American caterers, ready yourself for the onslaught of dessert-and-cocktails-only party requests) underscores the conflicting diptych of glamorous mystery woman and regular PTA mother that defines America’s first lady. Five years in, she has cobbled together a full life in Washington.

    Sometimes she moves so discreetly through the area that a customer at a local Target store, not recognizing her, asked the first lady to reach for some highly perched toilet paper. At other times, Mrs. Obama is on plain view around town as a parent on the sidelines of the soccer games of her daughter Sasha, 12.

    Marc Howard, whose daughter Zoe once played on the soccer team with Sasha, recalled how his daughter drained the tiny water bottle he had brought for her one hot Washington day on the field. Mrs. Obama lightheartedly chided him. “She said, ‘What kind of water bottle is that?’ and gave Zoe hers,” Mr. Howard said. “Those are things far away from the cameras.”

    For all of her complaints about the scrutiny and isolation that come with living in the White House, Mrs. Obama has created a vibrant life in Washington as well as a policy agenda that at times dovetails with her husband’s, particularly on education. But she maintains a powerful zone of privacy, aided by discreet friends and a controlling East Wing. Accounts of her life here are culled from interviews with staff members, friends and parents of Malia and Sasha’s schoolmates. The accounts also draw on Mrs. Obama’s public speeches and comments, including a recent interview with People magazine.

    While Mrs. Obama has been careful not to define herself or her role strictly through race, she has paid steadfast attention to her role as a model and mentor to minority children from poor backgrounds like her own, and has built much of her policy agenda around them.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/17/us/a-first-lady-at-50-finding-her-own-path.html?_r=2

  12. rikyrah says:

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Obama!!!

    • Ametia says:

      Thannks for the post, Rikyrah. I never TIRE of sseeing our FLOTUS. The pic of her reactions to the Underground Railroad speaks volumes.

      • Gustina says:

        The way she pays extra attention to otherwise invisible kids and ordinary people like the African lady in one of the pictures, is touching. She instinctively knows who needs a hug, or she’ll find the broken or introverted kid who needs someone that cares to notice. She’ll have the kid make eye-contact as she stays a while to talk to them. It’s uncanny. Never has a First Lady ever before prioritized and laser-focused in on the less privileged and without any condescension or fanfare. She realizes that with young minority boys in particular, that they’ve been beaten down and need encouragement and positive reinforcement, and she offers it with sincerity and caring.

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