New York, Aug 5 (ANI): President Obama began his 49th birthday home alone in the White House, with more greying hair and ended it with a dinner with Oprah Winfrey- but without any cake.
While First Lady Michelle and daughter Sasha are off on a trip to Spain, daughter Malia is away at summer camp.
At a labor speech Wednesday, Obama's union allies wanted to give him a cake, but the Secret Service nixed that because it hadn't gotten a heads-up.
"I was disappointed there wasn't a cake," the New York Daily News quoted Obama as lamenting with a smirk.
Looking at a gaggle of Secret Service agents, the President joked: "They're probably eating it right now."
Later, Obama awarded the Citizens Medal to a dozen people, and then jetted off to Chicago with First Dog Bo for a private night of dining with Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King and three other close friends.
The group enjoyed a three-hour meal at Graham Elliot restaurant.
The First Family plans to reunite at a private birthday party Sunday night, an aide said. (ANI)