-President Barack Obama sworn in to second term just before noon on Sunday inside the White House
-Full inauguration will be Monday to avoid having the event on a Sunday
-His daughters and the First Lady stood alongside him
-A few relatives witnessed the oath, as did select reporters
-Vice President Joe Biden sworn in at his residence earlier Sunday morning
By MEGHAN KENEALLY
President Barack Obama was sworn into his second term on Sunday at noon in front of only his wife and two daughters in a simple service.
His younger daughter Sasha said 'Good job, Daddy!' after he correctly recited the oath of office.
'I did it!' he gleefully responded. Sure to keep him on his toes, he followed that up with a quick 'You didn't mess up!'
The swearing in ceremony took place on Sunday in keeping with the laws states in the Constitution which states that Presidents' terms begin at noon on January 20.
Normally the oath of office is given on the steps of the Capitol and is followed by his address to the nation, but because this year it happens to fall on a Sunday- and inaugurations are never held that day of the week- the oath of office was given quickly in the Blue Room of the White House instead.
When President Obama takes the oath again tomorrow in front of the packed Mall, it will be his fourth time doing so.
Only the President's immediate family and a few relatives were present, along with a crew of journalists to witness and televise the event.
Aside from thanking Chief Justice John Roberts after the oath- and joking with his younger daughter that 'I did it!'- Mr Obama did not make any remarks before heading back out of the Blue Room and back to business.
Though they were not seen on cameras, a number of his relative were apparently in attendance- including his sister and her family, and First Lady Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson and his family and her mother, Marian, who lives with the Obamas in the White House.
Mr Obama opted to give a nod to Mrs Obama's relatives by choosing to be sworn in with his hand resting on the Robinson's family Bible.