Michelle Obama spread holiday cheer at the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. on Monday for the final time as First Lady.
Joined by Ryan Seacrest at his Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s Seacrest Studios located in the hospital’s atrium, FLOTUS toured the facility and met with young patients and their families. Also in attendance were the Obama family’s dogs Bo and Sunny.
During their visit, Obama, 52, and Seacrest, 41, read stories, including ‘Twas a Night Before Christmas, to children and answered some holiday questions.
When asked about her favorite winter activity, Obama revealed she loves to ski. “Since I’ve been First Lady I ski a little bit more — because we don’t get to get outside. When you’re President and First Lady, our lives are really — we live in a bubble,” she said.
“When I’m skiing, that’s, like, one of the few places in the winter where I feel free. Because nobody can take a selfie with you when you’re skiing down a mountain, no matter how,” Obama joked. “Some are really good, but they generally can’t whip out the phone and catch you when you’re going down. So skiing for me is like golfing to the President.”
Another child inquired about the first dogs, wondering if Bo and Sunny were on the naughty or nice list this year.
“They were very nice. You see how patient they are. And I told you, they are excellent ambassadors,” Obama shared. “They are very good. And Sunny has stopped running to the end of the hall and pooping. She hasn’t done that all year. That was a naughty thing she was doing for a couple of years.”
First Ladies have been making holiday visits to the D.C. hospital since Bess Truman started the tradition in the 1940s.