'Happy birthday Popsicle!' Jenna Bush Hager shares intimate family photo for George W. Bush's birthday

Jenna Bush Hager's father, former President George W. Bush, turned 71 on Thursday, and she marked the occasion on Instagram with an incredibly intimate photo of her parents cradling Hager and her twin sister as newborns.

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President Bush (L) gets a grand welcome home to the White House from granddaughter Jenna (C) after returning from Philadelphia, September 12, 1991. The president's son George W. (Jenna's father) is at rear and her mother Laura Bush is at right. One of the president's dogs is in the foreground. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Gov. George W. Bush gives his mother and former first lady Barbara Bush a hug after a family portrait session, June 10. The Bush family was in Houston celebrating the 75th and 74th birthdays, respectively, of the former president and first lady.
George W. Bush hits the campaign trail with his father, former U.S. President George H. Bush, his wife Laura Bush, former First Lady Barbara Bush at a rally in downtown Houston, November 7, 1994. George W. Bush is running for Governor of Texas against Ann Richards. REUTERS/Michael Boddy
Texas Gov. George W. Bush (L) and his brother Florida Gov. Jeb Bush share a laugh with their father, former President George Bush during a family portrait session, June 10.The Bush family was in Houston celebrating the birthdays of the former president and the former first lady. aal/ Photo by Adrees A. AAL/RC
George W. Bush, wife Laura Bush and daughters, Jenna (L) and Barbara pose for a family portrait in Kennebunkport, Maine in this August 20, 1998 file photo. With the Republican convention set to begin in Philadelphia on July 31, the political focus has centered on who Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush will pick to be his running mate.
George W. Bush with his mother Barbara Bush, father, George Bush, and grandparents, Prescott and Dorothy Bush in Midland, Texas. CM
FILE PHOTO NOV77 - George W. Bush and Laura Welch's wedding In November, 1977. Left to right: Marvin, Dorothy, Neil, Columba, Jeb, Laura, George W., Barabara Bush, George Bush, and Dorothy walker Bush. CM/SV
President-elect George W. Bush's daughter Jenna was admitted to a local hospital December 25, 2000 with "abdominal pains" and underwent an appendectomy, a Bush spokesman said. Jenna (C), pictured in this August 3, 2000 file photo during the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia with her mother Laura Bush and grandfather former President George Bush, was celebrating the holiday her family at the Texas governor's mansion. The family will depart on a scheduled trip to Florida today for a family reunion without Jenna, who will probably join the gathering on Wednesday, the spokesman said. MMR
President-elect George W. Bush's daughter Jenna was admitted to a local hospital December 25, 2000 with "abdominal pains" and underwent an appendectomy, a Bush spokesman said. Jenna (L) and her 19-year-old twin, Barbara, pictured in this August 3, 2000 file photo during the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, were celebrating the holiday with Bush and his wife, Laura, at the Texas governor's mansion. The family will depart on a scheduled trip to Florida today for a family reunion without Jenna, who will probably join the gathering on Wednesday, the spokesman said. MMR
President George W. Bush (R) is hugged by his daughter Jenna while his wife, first lady Laura Bush (2nd R), daughter Barbara (L) and Vice President Dick Cheney look on, after Bush was sworn in at the U.S. Capitol, January 20, 2001. Bush took the oath of office as the 43rd President of the United States during the Inauguration ceremony and pledged he would work to build "a single nation of justice and opportunity. MMR/ME
Former U.S. President George Bush (L) puts his arm around President George W. Bush (C) as they leave the 18th green with Florida Governor Jeb Bush after playing an early morning round at Cape Arundel Golf Club in Maine July 7, 2001. The Bushes are enjoying a family gathering this weekend at their Kennebunkport home. KL
U.S. President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush leave church with their young niece Gigi Koch, daughter of the president's sister Dorothy, after attending Sunday services at St. Ann's Episcopal Church July 8, 2001 in Kennebunkport, Maine. The president is in the final day of a four-day family vacation at his parents' seaside summer home. JRB/ME
President George W. Bush signs the Protect Act of 2003 also known as the Amber Alert legislation surrounded by former missing children and their families during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington April 30, 2003. Former missing child Elizabeth Smart watches at left. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn GMH
(L-R) First lady Laura Bush, her daughters Jenna and Barbara, and Republican Senator John McCain (AZ) sit in the first row for the debate between Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry and U.S. President George W. Bush at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida September 30, 2004. The debate is the first of three presidential debates before the election November 2. REUTERS/Brian Snyder US ELECTION BS
First family twins Barbara (L) and Jenna Bush, U.S. President George W. Bush's 22-year-old daughters, are pictured at the prime time program of the 2004 Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York, August 30, 2004. Republicans opened their four-day national convention on Monday with salutes to President George W. Bush's wartime leadership and repeated reminders of his aggressive response to the September 11, 2001, attacks. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn US ELECTION REUTERS HK
Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush (C) walks with granddaughter Barbara Bush (L), and daughter-in-law Margaret Bush (R), towards Air Force One before departing Texas for Washington May 11, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)
U.S. President George W. Bush (L-R), his wife Laura Bush, their daughter Jenna Hager and her husband Henry Hager arrive to participate in a commemorative tree planting ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington September 27, 2008. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
U.S. President George W. Bush (L-R), his daughter Jenna Hager and her husband Henry Hager participate in a commemorative tree planting ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington September 27, 2008. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
U.S. President George W. Bush and his daughter Jenna laugh together as they attend the 2008 National Book Festival Gala Performance at the Library of Congress in Washington September 26, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Vice President Dick Cheney, Jenna Bush Hager, Henry Hager and Barbara Bush, attend the dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, April 25, 2013. U.S President Barack Obama is in Texas to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with former president George W. Bush in what could serve as a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle against terrorism, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the Boston Marathon bombings. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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"Happy Birthday Popsicle. Thanks for lifting me up since birth," Hager wrote alongside the photo showing her and her sister, Barbara Bush, as babies being held by their parents, George and Laura Bush.

Hager, who is seen on the right taking a wide open-mouthed yawn, jokingly added the afterthought, "(PS you were more interesting than this yawn!)"

This special tribute arrives just one week after the 35-year-old mom and TODAY Show host shared a funny family memory live on television, during which she admitted to her co-hosts and viewers that she and her sister had male nicknames after being mistaken for boys as children.

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"Somebody came up to my parents and said, 'What cute boys,'" Hager recalled during the live broadcast. "And my parents were the type that just played along with everything. And they were like, 'They are cute!'"

But when the stranger inquired about the names of the two adorable little boys, both George and Laura Bush kept playing along.

"They were like, 'This is Benny and this one's Beauregard,'" Hager added.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush Jr. speak onstage at Mother/Daughter Dynasty: Two Generations of the Bush Family during Tina Brown's 7th Annual Women In The World Summit at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush attend the 2013 (RED) Auction Celebrating Masterworks Of Design and Innovation on November 23, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Teacher Jenna Bush Hager (L) and Barbara Pierce Bush attend Prabal Gurung Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush Jr. speak onstage at Mother/Daughter Dynasty: Two Generations of the Bush Family during Tina Brown's 7th Annual Women In The World Summit at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - APRIL 25: George W. Bush's daughters Jenna Bush Hager (L) and Barbara Bush attend the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The Bush library, which is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, with more than 70 million pages of paper records, 43,000 artifacts, 200 million emails and four million digital photographs, will be opened to the public on May 1, 2013. The library is the 13th presidential library in the National Archives and Records Administration system. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Barbara Bush (L) and UNICEF Next Generation Chair Jenna Bush Hager attend the Third Annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on December 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for UNICEF)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Jenna Bush Hager (L) and Barbara Bush attend the 2012 UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 27, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush attend the SickKids Bliss Ball at Fort York on September 29, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush attend the 2012 Couture Council for the Museum at FIT Award for Artistry of Fashion to Oscar de la Renta at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Barbara Bush (L) and Jenna Bush-Hager clap for their father during a portrait unveiling ceremony in the East Room of the White House May 31, 2012 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted George Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, and his wife Laura Bush to unveil their official White House portrait. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Barbara Bush (L) and Jenna Bush Hager (R) host SoulCycle charity ride to benefit the Global Health Corps on February 29, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Cindi Leive, Barbara Bush, Jenna Bush Hager and Laura Bush appear on NBC news' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Maggie Betts, Jenna Bush Hager, Laura W. Bush and Barbara Bush attend the 2011 Malaria No More International Honors 5th Anniversary benefit at the IAC Building on November 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush attend the 2010 UNICEF Masquerade Ball at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on October 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 22: Jenna Bush Hager (R) and Barbara Bush look on during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 22, 2010 in New York City. The sixth annual meeting of the CGI gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics, religion and entertainment to discuss global issues such as climate change and the reconstruction of Haiti. The event, founded by former U.S. President Bill Clinton after he left office, is held the same week as the General Assembly at the United Nations, when most world leaders are in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager attend the 2009 UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on December 2, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for UNICEF)
CRAWFORD, TX - MAY 10: In this handout image provided by the White House, U.S. President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush pose with daughters Jenna (R) and Barbara (L) prior to the wedding of Jenna and Henry Hager May 10, 2008 near Crawford, Texas. (Photo by Shealah Craighead/The White House via WireImage)
CRAWFORD, TX - MAY 10: In this handout image provided by the White House, President George W. Bush (R) and Mrs. Laura Bush (2L) and Barbara Bush (L) stand with the new Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hager following the young couple's wedding ceremony at Prairie Chapel Ranch May 10, 2008 near Crawford, Texas. (Photo by Shealah Craighead/The White House via WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Unspoken Angels Founder Eudoxie Bridges, author Barbara Bush, and Pratt Industries executive chairman Anthony Pratt attend a friendraiser hosted by Anthony Pratt for Unspoken Angels' founder Eudoxie Bridges and UNICEF National Ambassador to Ethiopia Hannah Godefa at a private residence on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 8: Barbara Bush attends the women's semifinals during day 11 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Presenter Barbara Bush and honoree Mary Fisher attend the Housing Works Groundbreaker Awards Dinner at Metropolitan Pavilion on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Housing Works)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 19: Jonathan Bricklin, Sarah Arnold, Barbara Bush, and Franck Raharinosy arrive on the orange carpet at the SPiN San Francisco Grand Opening on May 19, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Teacher Jenna Bush Hager (L) and Barbara Pierce Bush (C) attend Prabal Gurung Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
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