First Daughters Soaring Over New Swing Set

Obamas' purchase a suprise for Malia, Sasha
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 5, 2009 12:12 PM CST
A newly installed swing and play set for President Barack Obama's daughters Malia and Sasha is seen on the south grounds of the White House outside of the Oval Office Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – When Malia and Sasha Obama came home from school Wednesday, there was a surprise waiting for them: a swing set from their folks, the Chicago Tribune reports. The excited girls played on the set, complete with four swings, a fort, and a picnic table with the names of all the presidents, for nearly an hour. The set normally goes for $3,500, though what the Obamas paid wasn’t released.