WASHINGTON--President Obama is having an extended birthday weekend with the boys while First Lady Michelle and daughter Sasha are having a girls vacation in Spain.
Obama played golf at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday with longtime buddies and on Sunday will continue celebration of his 49th Aug. 4 birthday with a barbeque at the White House.
The Saturday golf group included Chicagoans Marty Nesbitt, who is the treasurer of Obama's presidential campaign and Eric Whitaker; from Obama's Occidential College days, Wahid Hamid; Punahou School classmates Michael Ramos, Bobby Titcomb and Greg Orme; staffer Marvin Nicholson and Laurent Delanney, a pro tennis executive.
Obama turned 49 on Wednesday, with Mrs. Obama in Spain and daughter Malia, 12, at overnight camp.
Obama had a birthday dinner that night in Chicago at the graham elliot restaurant with Nesbitt, Whitaker, Senior Advisor and pal Valerie Jarrett, Oprah Winfrey and her friend Gayle King.
Obamafoodorama reports that the East Wing confirmed that Mrs. Obama is expected back from Spain in time to make the belated birthday celebration. On Sunday, Mrs. Obama and Sasha lunched with Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia at their Majorca summer palace before heading back to the U.S.