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President Obama, Daughters Making ‘Handmade’ Mother’s Day Gifts

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama says he and daughters Sasha and Malia will be “concocting some things” for first lady Michelle Obama in honor of Mother’s Day, to “make sure that she knows how much we love her and how much we appreciate her.”

“She deserves to be spoiled,”  Obama said of his wife in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts.

“Some aspect of it will be handmade,” he said.  “You know, Malia and Sasha -- it’s sort of like an arms race in terms of who can make the bigger, more creative card.”

Obama said the kids’ rooms in the White House would be strewn with markers, colored pencils and paper over the next few days.

The special treatment for the first lady comes nearly a week after Obama deplaned Air Force One in Columbus, Ohio, accidentally leaving his wife behind -- all as the cameras looked on.

“Oh, it was embarrassing,” a smiling Obama told Roberts.  “She gave me so much grief.  It was terrible.”

The president praised his wife for her advocacy on behalf of children and military families, calling her achievements “extraordinary work.”

“What I’m so proud of is how her core values as a mom, she’s been able to translate into stuff that I think has given moms all across the country some additional tools to, you know, do what they care most deeply about, which is to raise wonderful kids,” he said.

Obama's daughters -- Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10 -- were both born in Chicago.  They attend the private Sidwell Friends School in Northwest Washington, D.C., where their parents are occasionally known to visit for sports games, concerts and parent-teacher conferences.

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First Daughters Give White House Christmas Tree 'Thumbs Up'

Photo Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The official White House Christmas tree – an 18.5 foot Douglas-fir – arrived at the White House Friday by horse-drawn carriage.
At a brief ceremony in front of the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama, along with daughters Sasha and Malia, received the tree from Crystal Spring Tree Farm of Leighton, Pennsylvania.

A band played “My Christmas Tree” when Mrs. Obama and the girls walked out.

“So what do you think?  You giving the thumbs up,” Mrs. Obama asked her daughters after a close inspection.  The girls signaled to their mom that the tree had their approval.  The first lady then announced, “We’ll take it.”

The tree will be decorated and put up in the Blue Room of the White House.  This is the second time the farm was chosen to provide the official White House tree.  The Bush family took a tree from Crystal Spring Tree Farm back in 2006.

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