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

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 24th

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!
    (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
  2. Was this the beginning of Obama telling #DadJokes?
    (Photo: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
  3. Malia was the braver sister this year.
    (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  4. See? Obama's turkey puns ARE funny after all.
    (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  5. Keeping the tradition alive and well.
    (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  6. Starting to look all grown up...
    (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  7. Look at how beautiful both sisters looked during last year's event. Awww!
    (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Written by KC Orcutt

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


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