44 turns 48...
President Obama's 48th birthday was celebrated in the Roosevelt Room at the White House this afternoon. First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha were joined by more than thirty staffers in wishing the President many happy returns.
The President was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1961. This is, of course, his first White House birthday.
On the birthday menu: The multi-layer chocolate cake with the Presidential seal (above), and berry cheesecake. The President and First Lady have both gone on the record as saying White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses makes "dangerously good" pie, and the pie brigade was out in force. There were Huckleberry, Coconut Creme, Apple, Key Lime, and Peach pies. The President even refers to Chef Yosses as "the Crust Master."
Above: The President looks at a card made by daughter Sasha during one of his birthday celebrations at the White House, as the First Lady and Malia watch. The Birthday Pies are on the table behind the President. White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford is in the background, with The Crustmaster behind her.
Photos: Pete Souza/White House.