17 January 2014 by

Happy 50th Birthday Michelle Obama! Here's Why We Love The First Lady

Today Michelle Obama is celebrating the big 5-0. Barack, you better be bringing her pancakes in bed. She is celebrating on Saturday evening with a blow out bash at the White House where guests will be expected to Mom dance with Michelle. It has been reported that guests were told to 'eat before you come' and wear comfortable shoes. Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser, said: 'There's one thing I can tell you for sure ... people will move.' We'll have to wait till Saturday for GIFs of Mobama twerking and to find out if Beyonce did sing as a birthday surprise. As we can't make it over to Washington to have a 'Dougie' with Mobama in person, we are celebrating in the way we know best: GIFs. Take a look below to see why we love Michelle. She's the gift that keeps on GIF-ing!

1. For teaching us the evolution of the Mom dance...

2. And dancing without even standing up...

3. For one of the best eye-rolls we have EVER seen...

4. For being one half of Michelle and Barack...

5. For letting Sasha and Malia get away with things like this...

6. For being a fan of Flashback Friday on Pinterest...

7. For agreeing to go on the Sesame Street...

8. Did we mention she's a press up machine?

9. For being almost as GIF-able as Jennifer Lawrence (we said almost)...

10. For having our backs...

See Michelle's greatest style hits in the gallery below...

Michelle Obama at the White House, November 2013

Michelle Obama at 106 & Park at BET Studios, November 2013

Michelle Obama at Bell Multicultural High School, November 2013

Michelle Obama at Arlington National Cemetery, November 2013

Michelle Obama at the White House Kitchen Garden, October 2013

Michelle Obama departing the White House toward Marine One, September 2013

Michelle Obama at the Lincoln Memorial, August 2013

Michelle Obama at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, August 2013

Michelle Obama departing the White House for a trip to Africa, June 2013

Michelle Obama in Berlin, June 2013

Michelle Obama at Tegel Airport in Berlin, June 2013

Michelle Obama at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, June 2013

Michelle Obama at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas, April 2013

Michelle Obama at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, April 2013

Michelle Obama at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, April 2013

Michelle Obama at McCormick Place in Chicago, February 2013

Michelle Obama during a skit with Jimmy Fallon, February 2013

Michelle Obama in Jason Wu at the inaugural ball, January 2013

Michelle Obama taking part in the Grass Roots Campaign, Oct 2012

Michelle Obama in Tracy Reese at the Demographic National Convention, Sept 2012

Michelle Obama in J Mendel at the Olympics, July 2012

Michelle Obama in a Marchesa gown at The White House, March 2012

Michelle Obama at the Healthier Future Summit, Nov 2011

Michelle Obama in Tom Ford at Buckingham Palace, July 2011

Michelle Obama in ASOS, July 2011

Michelle Obama in Barbara Tfank at Buckingham Palace, May 2011

Michelle Obama in Alexander McQueen, Jan 2011

Michelle Obama at the World Leader Lunch, Sept 2010

Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan at a state dinner, Nov 2009

Michelle Obama in Thakoon at the G20 Summit opening dinner, Sept 2009

Michelle Obama at a NATO dinner in Azzedina Alaia, April 2009

Michelle Obama arriving in London in Jason Wu, March 2009

Michelle Obama opening the Stevie Wonder White House concert in Kai Milla, March 2009


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