Seems right to get to D.C. on a Saturday and prepare the girls for their new school on Monday.
Future first lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters slipped into Washington last night, flying in from Chicago a day earlier than expected and checking into their new, temporary home at the posh Hay-Adams Hotel.
The departure allowed the family a little extra time to get situated before Malia and Sasha Obama begin classes tomorrow at their new school, Sidwell Friends.
President-elect Barack Obama is scheduled to move today to the nation's capital from his home town of Chicago.
It was the start of classes after winter break at Sidwell that drove the Obamas' plans to arrive in D.C. weeks before inauguration and the family's official move into the White House. The family had requested to stay at Blair House, a guest house on Lafayette Park where presidents-elect normally stay ahead of their inauguration. But the White House declined, saying the building was already booked "by White House officials, the State Department and its Office of Protocol for various events."
FYI, the Post article is dated January 4, 2008.
Glad to see the future First Lady and her girls get settled in. Sidwell Friends, treat Malia and Sasha as one of the family.