The guest list so far...
First Lady Michelle Obama will belatedly celebrate President Obama's birthday at a special White House barbecue on Sunday. The President turned 49 on Wednesday, August 4, while Mrs. Obama was in Spain with daughter Sasha, 9. The 49th birthday celebration was just announced by an administration official, and a spokeswoman from the East Wing tells Ob Fo that Mrs. Obama is expected back in Washington for the private event.
Spain is six hours ahead of the Eastern US time zone, and on Sunday in Spain, Mrs. Obama will be meeting with Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia, at their summer palace in Majorca. Daughter Malia, 12, has been away at summer camp. UPDATE: Mrs. Obama's luncheon in Spain.
The BBQ birthday guest list will include the President's Chicago pals Marty Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker, two of the friends who helped him celebrate in the Windy City on his actual birthday on Wednesday night, with a dinner at graham elliot restaurant (Oprah and Gayle King rounded out the guest list).
Other presidential buddies on the guest list include Bobby Titcomb, Laurent Delanney, Greg Orme,Wahid Hamid and Michael Ramos. The President golfed with his birthday buddies at Andrews Air Force Base today (Above: At the White House, on the way to golf: From l: Nesbitt, Titcomb, Delanney, Orme and Hamid)
*Top: President Obama and Mrs. Obama at the most recent White House BBQ, on July 4, 2010. Second photo by Getty.