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October, 2011 Archives

First Lady Michelle Obama and Caroline Kennedy Scholssberg spoke at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the White House Historical Association. The Association was founded by Caroline's mother, First Lady Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy.

Below we see the two beautiful women. Mrs. Obama looks especially lovely in a two-tone purple dress by Jason Wu that she originally wore for a photo that graced the cover of Vogue magazine.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg wait backstage at the White House Historical Association 50th year anniversary celebration.

First Lady Michelle Obama waits backstage with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg in the Green Room of the White House before making remarks to White House Historical Association on the anniversary of it's 50th year.

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First Lady Michelle Obama with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg:

I can only imagine that the presence of Halloween decorations and trick-or-treaters are a result of one thing: a young family in the White House.

Barack and Michelle Obama hosted children from the Washington DC area and kids from military families for a trick-or-treating session with the President and First Lady.

Videos
The video is long, but it's worth watching the first minute or two to see the adorable little fireman who forgot his candy bag.

 

The White House also did a short piece on what went into putting together the Halloween decorations. Over 60 people volunteered their time.

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Recipes
The White House handed out some freshly baked Sweet Dough Butter Cookies in fun Halloween colors to the trick-or-treaters, and they've shared the recipe.

  • 1 Pound Sugar
  • 2 Pounds Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Pounds All Purpose Flour

Mix butter and sugar until they're soft and well beaten. After that, put in eggs, vanilla, salt and half of the flour. Beat the ingredients on low speed until mixed, then put in remaining flour and continue mixing until incorporated.

Push the dough onto a cookie sheet until it is flat and place in the refrigerator overnight. Roll the dough out until it is 1/4 inch in thickness. Use your favorite cookie cutter to make individual cookies.

Put them on a cookie sheet and place in the oven for fourteen minutes at 350° Fahrenheit. Allow to cool before eating.

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White House Halloween Decorations:
Trick-or-Treat at the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama:

First Lady Michelle Obama and Bo the Dog pose for a photo in the White House Kitchen Garden.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Bo the Dog in the White House Kitchen Garden:

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) launch of the new Career-Life Balance initiative at the White House on September 26, 2011. She lauded the National Science Foundation for their efforts to enable men and women to have a work-life balance.

If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, then we have to open doors to everyone. We need all hands on deck. And that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math.”

The First Lady wore a simple, white, button-up blouse, but she looked amazing, her natural radiance shining through.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Speaking at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career-Life Balance Initiative Launch:
First Lady Michelle Obama Speaking at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career-Life Balance Initiative Launch:

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson tour the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial before the dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.

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The Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and Marian Robinson:
First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Washington, D.C., area high school students who attended...

First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Washington, D.C., area high school students who attended the Teen Design Fair, in the Red Room of the White House prior to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Awards luncheon, Sept. 13, 2011.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and kids from Tubman Elementary School in Washington, D.C., pet Bo,...

First Lady Michelle Obama and kids from Tubman Elementary School in Washington, D.C., pet Bo, the Obama family dog, on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 14, 2011.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Darden Restaurants chef Julie Elkinton greet diners following...

First Lady Michelle Obama and Darden Restaurants chef Julie Elkinton greet diners following an event at an Olive Garden restaurant in Hyattsville, Md., Sept. 15, 2011. The First Lady joined Darden Restaurants and Partnership for a Healthier America to announce the company's committment to reduce its calorie and sodium footprints, and to provide greater choice and variety to families through changes to its kids’ menus.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait with Dakota Meyer in the Blue Room...

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait with Dakota Meyer in the Blue Room of the White House before the start of the Medal of Honor presentation ceremony in the East Room, Sept. 15, 2011. Meyer, then a Marine Corps Corporal, received the Medal of Honor for his actions on Sept. 8, 2009, while serving in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the family of Senior Master Sergeant...

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the family of Senior Master Sergeant Roland Paramore (not pictured) aboard Air Force One prior to departure en route to New York, Sept. 19, 2011.

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