Wow! Look At How Much Sasha And Malia Have Grown In These #TBT Turkey Pardon Pics

US President Barack Obama speaks next to daughters Malia (R) and Sasha after "pardoning" the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2015.   The President pardoned Honest and his alternate Abe, both 18-week old, 40-pound turkeys. The names of the turkeys were chosen from submissions from California school children. After the pardoning, the turkeys will be on display for visitors at their permanent home at Morven Parks Turkey Hill, the historic turkey farm located at the home of former Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis (1918-1922) in Leesburg, Virginia.  AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Wow! Look At How Much Sasha And Malia Have Grown In These #TBT Turkey Pardon Pics

From adorable kids to beautiful young ladies!

Published November 24, 2016

Every Thanksgiving, per tradition, the president "pardons" a turkey during a cutesy ceremony. What that has meant for Malia and Sasha Obama is, year after year, putting up with their embarrassing father making all sorts of dad jokes using turkey-themed puns. Every November since President Obama's inauguration, each daughter has been a good sport and participated in the camera-laden tradition.

After attending seven turkey pardons, this year the girls missed the festivities due to a scheduling conflict. However, much to their possible dismay, Obama made a promise that they would have ample opportunities to hear his Thanksgiving jokes and pardon future turkeys.

"What I haven’t told them yet is that we are going to do this every year from now on," Obama said, with a smile. "No cameras. Just us. Every year. No way I’m cutting this habit cold turkey."

All dad jokes aside, one thing remains certain: Malia and Sasha have grown up right before our eyes. Take a look at the young ladies supporting their father throughout the years in the throwback photos below.

  1. Awww, round one!
    WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 25:   Daughters of U.S. President Barack Obama, Malia (R) and Sasha (C), look at a turkey named "Courage" with Walter Pelletier (L), Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, during a presidential pardon at the North Portico of the White House November 25, 2009 in Washington, DC. Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back the Harry Truman administration.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
  2. Was this the beginning of Obama telling #DadJokes?
    WASHINGTON, DC-NOVEMBER 24: President Barack Obama arrives in the Rose Garden with his daughters Sasha (center)  and Malia (right) to  pardon Apple the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden in Washington, D.C. on November 24, 2010.  (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
    (Photo: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
  3. Malia was the braver sister this year.
    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 23:  U.S. President Barack Obama is flanked by his daughters Sasha (L) and Malia (R) after pardoning 'Liberty', a 19-week old, 45-pound turkey at the North Portico of the White House November 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  4. See? Obama's turkey puns ARE funny after all.
    US President Barack Obama laughs with his daughters Sasha (C) and Malia in the Rose Garden of the White House during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon November 21, 2012 in Washington, DC, with the turkey Cobbler. Obama pardoned turkeys Cobbler and Gobbler, both raised in Rockingham County, Virginia. The turkeys will then spend the rest of the holiday season on display at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. The turkeys were raised by Craig and Nancy Miller in Rockingham County, Virginia.        AFP Photo/Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  5. Keeping the tradition alive and well.
    US President Barack Obama (2nd R) pardons the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey "Popcorn" with is daughters Sasha (3rd R) and Malia (R) during an event at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2013.     AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  6. Starting to look all grown up...
    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 26:  U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is flanked by his daughters Sasha (2ndR), Malia (R),  Cole Cooper (L) and his father National Turkey Federation Chairman Gary Cooper  (2ndL) before he pardoned "Cheese" and his alternate Mac (not shown,) both 20-week old 48-pound Turkeys, as his daughters Sasha (3rd R), Malia (R) and Cole Cooper (L) and his father National Turkey Federation Chairman Gary Cooper  (2nd L) during a ceremony at  the White House November 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration.(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  7. Look at how beautiful both sisters looked during last year's event. Awww!
    US President Barack Obama speaks next to daughters Malia (R) and Sasha after "pardoning" the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2015.   The President pardoned Honest and his alternate Abe, both 18-week old, 40-pound turkeys. The names of the turkeys were chosen from submissions from California school children. After the pardoning, the turkeys will be on display for visitors at their permanent home at Morven Parks Turkey Hill, the historic turkey farm located at the home of former Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis (1918-1922) in Leesburg, Virginia.  AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo from top: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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