By ANN SANNER
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is capping his birthday week with an afternoon of golfing on Saturday and a barbecue on Sunday.
The White House says the president went golfing on Saturday with eight friends, some with ties to his college days, his hometown of Chicago and his childhood home state of Hawaii. They were spending the afternoon at the Andrews Air Force Base course.
On Sunday, Obama plans to host a barbecue for friends at the White House, ending a week in which he turned 49 [HOW DO WE KNOW THIS IS TRUE?]without his family around.
First lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha are vacationing in Spain; the Obamas' older daughter, Malia, has been at camp.
Obama's birthday was Wednesday. He celebrated in Chicago with friends, including Oprah Winfrey.