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WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and her mom, Marian Robinson, wrapped up their vacation in London and Paris and returned to the White House on Thursday, I'm told by an East Wing spokesman.

Semonti Mustaphi, a spokesman for the First Lady, told me that the Obama women arrived in Washington early Thursday afternoon, the day after Sasha celebrated her eighth birthday by touring the Harry Potter movie set in London. (The British press, bless 'em got it only half right--reporting that the Obama women had visited the studio on Tuesday.)

Mrs. Obama, her mom and daughters flew in a U.S. government plane from London, wrapping up a visit there that started on Monday morning. While in London, they stayed at the official residence of the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.

They started the vacation last Friday, flying to Paris from Washington and touring the Eiffel Tower soon after they arrived.

Mrs. Obama on Saturday joined President Obama in Normandy for ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

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The travel expenses is being reimbursed following the rules and regulations of the law concerning unofficial trips. Wonder why you didn't mention that. Want to cause drama I see.

Why did they not fly back on a Chinese government plane? That probably would have been newsworthy since I do not expect the president or his wife to fly on anything but a U.S. government plane.

Welcome home the altima family, nice to have you guys back safely. Happy Birthday Sasha

I'm trying not to laugh at the fools who are still whining and crying about "cost to taxpayers" and are nonsense -- y'all funny. They're back now so you can go to sleep at night. Relax, there will be no more (for now) daily images of wealthy black females laughing, exploring and having fun while you seethe with bitterness I hope they had fun and rest up for the next opportunity to spend quality family time together. Happy Birthday Sasha.

"While in London, they stayed at the official residence of the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain."

OK...Which cheapo bitter republican has a problem with this?

Oh Lynn, your pettiness and silliness is showing - seriously!

"Mrs. Obama, her mom and daughters flew in a U.S. government plane from London, wrapping up a visit there that started on Monday morning. While in London, they stayed at the official residence of the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain."

As opposed to Laura Bush & daughters/Hillary Clinton and Chelsea flying commercial and staying at a motel 6?!

WELCOME HOME!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SASHA OBAMA!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND TO THE FIRST FAMILY!

welcome Home First Family and First Grandmother.
Happy ,Happy Birthday Sasha .
We have missed you all.
Have a Great Week-end Much Luv!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SASHA..hope you and your family enjoyed your holiday. London andnParis have lots for you to see and do. You certainly did a lot but saw many important sights.

Greetings from GB and just to say that the first family....and namely the first ladies, as you have called them, are great ambassadors for your country. Well done to you ALL!

If is was anyone else you would not have a problem with the first lady spending time with her family. Besides they can go any where they want to, they have their own money. Yes they are using some of the tax payers money, they gave up their private life to serve you. Live with it.

Welcome Back!!!!.

Hope you all had a Wonderful Trip....and had tea at least....lol

What a "calming" presence, The Obamas! If more people could be a little bit more balanced, a little bit more pleasant, a little bit more opened minded, a little bit more courteous, a little bit more understanding, oh, what a wonderful world it would be. Song from Louis Armstrong's extraordinary career!

We love the Obamas for what they stand for.

God Bless America!

Happy Birthday to Sasha! You are a beautiful girl!

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