The girls said goodbye to their parents in their Hay Adams hotel suite earlier this morning and from pictures provided by the Obama Transition Office everyone seemed excited.
Wearing backpacks and winter coats the girls got loving from the future president and first lady.
It looks like dad listed off a couple of first day rules.
Once the girls were out the door, dad got to work fixing the economy on Capitol Hill.
The girls' every move this morning was followed by a barrage of cameras and reporters. Much to their chagrin little was seen of Sasha and Malia's initial entrance. Secret Service agents were glued to their young charges.