In June 1989, Obama met Michelle Robinson when he was employed as a summer associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin .  Assigned for three months as Obama's adviser at the firm, Robinson joined him at several group social functions, but declined his initial requests to date.  They began dating later that summer, became engaged in 1991, and were married on October 3, 1992.  The couple's first daughter, Malia Ann, was born on July 4, 1998,  followed by a second daughter, Natasha ("Sasha"), on June 10, 2001.  The Obama daughters attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools . When they moved to Washington, ., in January 2009, the girls started at the Sidwell Friends School .  The Obamas have two Portuguese Water Dogs ; the first, a male named Bo , was a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy .  In August 2013, Bo was joined by Sunny , a female.