Obama Girls to Visit the White House

By Kate Barrett

Nov 18, 2008 4:24pm

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe reports: A week after she toured her new home alongside her husband, President-elect Barack Obama, on Tuesday, Michelle Obama brings her daughters and her mother to the White House at the invitation of first lady Laura Bush.

Mrs. Obama is in Washington this week looking for new schools with her two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7. But their future residence also warranted a visit, so with Michelle’s mom, Marion Robinson, the four will head across town this afternoon to the White House.

President Bush’s daughters Jenna and Barbara are also planning to be in town for the visit.

"In addition to bringing the girls to D.C. to visit choices for their new schools, to make sure they find the right fit, Mrs. Obama and her family are also visiting the White House briefly this afternoon," Mrs. Obama’s spokeswoman Katie McCormick Lelyveld said in a statement. "The first lady graciously invited Mrs. Obama, her mother and the girls to visit what will be their new home. Of course, Mrs. Obama greatly appreciated this invitation to provide an opportunity for the girls to feel at home and be comfortable in this transition process."

Meanwhile, the nation’s future president spent the day in Chicago, attending meetings at his transition headquarters along with Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

ABC News’ Jennifer Duck contributed to this report.

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