01/17/2013 01:55 pm ET

Happy Birthday Michelle Obama! Our 15 Favorite 'First Mom' Moments

Congrats to First Lady Michelle Obama, who's celebrating her 49th birthday today! In honor of the occasion, we've scoured the past few years of White House photos to find some of our very favorite "first mom" moments. From the campaign trail to Washington to travels across the globe, Mrs. Obama takes a hands-on approach to motherhood, and these 15 photos are just a few of the thousands that prove it. Happy birthday, Michelle!

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