Twelve years ago, she helped welcome the Obamas to the White House.


Following the 2020 presidential election, Jenna Bush Hager is reflecting on the time she passed the first daughter torch onto Malia and Sasha Obama back in 2008.

On Tuesday, she shared a series of old photos of herself with the Obama daughters, writing, "Twelve years ago (!!!) today—I drove from my job teaching in Baltimore to meet my mom and sister in DC to show the next residents of this house their new home. Barbara and I taught the girls how to slide down the banister and all the secrets of the White House we loved as little girls—the best hiding spots, the movie theatre, and bowling alley. We showed them our rooms that would soon be theirs."

"Twelve years! PS I love my 'teacher outfit' it makes me nostalgic for that time," she added.

In one photo, Hager can be seen standing on the White House Balcony with Malia and Sasha, who is waving out to the lawn. In two other photos in the slideshow, Hager, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush are seen standing at the top of a hall as the Obama sisters slide down the banister.

Last month, Hager discussed the banister moment during an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, joking that she and Barbara "taught them how to slide down the banister, which I’m sure Mrs. Obama loved."

"We saw ourselves in those precious little girls because when our grandfather become president, we were their age," she said, referring to George H. W. Bush. "So we knew what was magical about the White House."