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White House Swing Set Pictures

Sasha and Malia Are Swing Set

Yesterday Sasha and Malia came home to find a fancy new swing set just outside dad's Oval Office. They "squealed with delight," when they saw it, "for almost an hour."

The bling set includes a picnic table with brass plates, etched with the names of the 44 US presidents. But the Chicago Tribune wants us to know the Obamas did not make the most lavish choice. While it includes four swings, a slide, a fort, and a climbing wall, it lacks the spiral sides, roomy lofts, and towering tents other, more decadent, sets boast.

I'd be excited if it was one swing tied from a tree (fine, that was me). I'm just waiting for pictures of the girls playing through the long afternoons daylight savings this weekend (you're welcome) will bring.

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voltages voltages 6 years
OMG whatever. And who cares that they didn't get the more expensive one? Are they supposed to make us believe the Obamas are regular people like us who just go around buying playground sets for their kids? Come on now, we all know better!
Grandpa Grandpa 6 years
I wonder how hard it is for those poor girls to get "play dates". The white house is very much a "golden cage"
pollypo pollypo 6 years
This looks like the latest and greatest swingset from Costco. And as UnDave35 said, they are not easy to put together!
UnDave35 UnDave35 6 years
I would've loved to have seen Obama putting this together, especially after seeing my bro-in-law put up a similar one in his back yard. Now THAT was comedy!
Jillness Jillness 6 years
I don't know what ya'll are talking about! Swings are good fun at any age. Whenever I play with my nephews I love getting on the swings! It is so much fun to feel the wind in your hair, soaring through the sky! You are never too old to swing!
Jillness Jillness 6 years
I don't know what ya'll are talking about! Swings are good fun at any age. Whenever I play with my nephews I love getting on the swings! It is so much fun to feel the wind in your hair, soaring through the sky! You are never too old to swing!
MaggieLei MaggieLei 6 years
What a sweet thing to do. It isn't as though the kids can just run down to the neighborhood park. I wouldn't have blamed them if they had purchased a more extravagant one
stephley stephley 6 years
True, public playgrounds have high swings and ladders for kids to go nuts and bang themselves up on. Daddys don't buy those for their little girls.
T-S T-S 6 years
It looks small for them. Like the swings aren't high enough to be much fun, same with the rest. Also, Citizen, it's Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time. That always bugs me.
T-S T-S 6 years
It looks small for them. Like the swings aren't high enough to be much fun, same with the rest.Also, Citizen, it's Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Saving<i>s</i> Time. That always bugs me.
ang1885 ang1885 6 years
I think it's big because they don't want the kids all over the place. I wish I had one now! Too cute!!!!!
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 6 years
It's a great set, I'll give them that, but I think I had just as much fun on the one we had when I was a kid, and it wasn't 1/4 that size :)
zeze zeze 6 years
This is just like our swing set! It barely gets used though and my sisters are younger than Sasha and Malia. But I won't lie, I've played on it more than a few times.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 6 years
Seeing that swing set brought back the most vivid memories of my child hood, good ones. I still go to the park at night and sit on the swing when I need to reflect I honestly do my best thinking there. I go at night to make sure there's not children around don't want any one getting the wrong idea, lol.
tiabia tiabia 6 years
How fun!
tiabia tiabia 6 years
How fun!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
I'd have killed for that...and a front lawn big enough for it.
Jasmin14921509 Jasmin14921509 6 years
Is this news? Should all of the presents that Malia and Sasha get be a headline on cnn.com? I'd expect this to be gossip column fodder... Thanks for the DST reminder, Citizen!! I completely forgot -yay for spring!
Jasmin14921509 Jasmin14921509 6 years
Is this news? Should all of the presents that Malia and Sasha get be a headline on cnn.com? I'd expect this to be gossip column fodder... Thanks for the DST reminder, Citizen!! I completely forgot -yay for spring!
Beauty Beauty 6 years
I would have LOVED this as a kid!
laurelm laurelm 6 years
I only thought, who cares?
laurelm laurelm 6 years
I only thought, who cares?
em1282 em1282 6 years
I always make my bf push me on a swing whenever we're near a park. You're never too old for that. :)
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 6 years
I thought they were too old, too. At least one of them, anyway. The question is, can they pay their mortgage on their fort? If not, I think Obama has them covered.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 6 years
Maybe he didn't install this for his children, but as an ironic monument to the highs and lows of the economy of this nation.
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