Eleven-year-old Malia and 8-year-old Sasha appeared not long after White House press secretary Robert Gibbs telephoned Obama with the news. Appearing later in the Rose Garden, Obama said it wasn't "how I expected to wake up this morning."
He said that after he heard about the award, "Malia walked in and said, 'Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo's birthday.' And then Sasha added, `Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up.' So it's _ it's good to have kids to keep things in perspective." Bo is the family's Portuguese water dog.
(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. New version; SUBS headlines; corrects Malia's age to 11, sted 10.)