Having your birthday on July 4 could be a bummer, what with America stealing your thunder and all. But Malia Obama lucked out: for her Fourth of July birthday tomorrow, she gets a giant party on the White House lawn featuring a private concert by Brad Paisley.
It's a pretty sweet deal for the soon-to-be 14 year old, who's capping off a year full of adventures. In the past 12 months, she and her family attended the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, got hugs from Justin Bieber, vacationed in Hawaii and took a major spring break trip with her pals.
But she also had low-key moments, those sweet bonding times we've grown used to seeing from the Obama gang. Even as Malia dives into her teens and -- gasp! -- may even begin dating, she'll always be a little girl to FLOTUS and POTUS.
In honor of her 14th birthday, here are 14 of Malia's most aww-inducing moments from the past year.
Hugging Justin Bieber, December 2011
Bonding with Big Time Rush, March 2012
Getting Photobombed by the Easter bunny, April 2012
Leaving church, December 2011
At the tree-lighting ceremony, December 2011
Pardoning a turkey, November 2011
Walking to church, July 2011
Watching the World Cup, July 2011
(WH Flickr photo)
Walking to Christmas services, December 2011
Hanging in Hawaii, December 2011
Boarding Marine One, June 2012
Heading to Easter services, April 2011
Coming home from the holidays, January 2012
Hanging with a hipster pal at a NCAA game, Movember 2011
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