President Obama is peak dad in White House snow day photos

White House photographer Pete Souza can't pick his favorite photo of President Obama, but he does have a favorite day on the job: a snowy Saturday in 2010.

"Washington was under siege with snow," Souza wrote on Instagram Wednesday. "I slept in my office overnight, knowing I probably couldn't drive to the White House the next day."

Souza hoped that in the wake of the blizzard, he'd be able to snap some photos of the president celebrating the snow day with Sasha and Malia.

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People are always asking me to choose my favorite picture of the President. But I just can't do it. So let me tell you about my favorite day. It was a Saturday in February 2010. Washington was under siege with snow. I slept in my office overnight, knowing I probably couldn't drive to the White House the next day. And then I guessed...and yes, hoped...that the President of the United States would be a dad and play with his girls in the snow. And he did. Two more pictures will follow.
Snow angels. 2010.
Snowstorm 2010. The President with Sasha and Malia.
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"I guessed ... that the President of the United States would be a dad and play with his girls in the snow," he wrote.

And the president did. Souza's images of that day capture Obama and his daughters running, romping and making snow angels in fresh D.C. powder.

President Obama wore dad jeans, of course, because what else does one wear in a foot of snow?

May the Obamas inspire you to make the most of your next snow day.

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US First Lady Michelle Obama (2R) and US President Barack Obama greet supporters as daughter Malia looks on after the President delivered his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump's shock election. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama, center left, embraces his daughter Malia Obama as U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, center right, looks on while U.S. Vice President Joseph 'Joe' Biden, right, and his wife Jill Biden, second right, walk onto the stage after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Obama blasted 'zero-sum' politics as he drew a sharp contrast with his successor in his farewell address Tuesday night, acknowledging that despite his historic election eight years ago his vision for the country will exit the White House with him. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 10: President Barack Obama greets his wife Michelle and daughter Malia following his farewell speech to the nation on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in the as the 45th president on January 20. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, gestures as U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, center, and their daughter Malia Obama look on after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Obama blasted 'zero-sum' politics as he drew a sharp contrast with his successor in his farewell address Tuesday night, acknowledging that despite his historic election eight years ago his vision for the country will exit the White House with him. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES - JANUARY 10 : U.S. President Barack Obama greets daughter Malia (not seen) and first lady Michelle Obama on stage after delivering his farewell address at the McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Malia and Michelle Obama join President Barack Obama onstage after the farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA on January 10, 2017. (Photo by Emily Molli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Malia embrace as President Barack Obama praises them during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) is joined onstage by first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, their daughter Malia, Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Jill acknowledge the crowd after President Obama delivered a farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/John Gress
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, daughter Malia Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden wave goodbye to supporters after Obama's farewell address at McCormick Place on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama addressed the nation in what is expected to be his last trip outside Washington as president. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in the as the 45th president on January 20. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
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