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"First lady's 47 candles".

First lady's 47 candles

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Any plans the first lady has to celebrate her birthday today will have to wait.  Since her 47th birthday falls on Martin Luther King, Jr. day this year, Michelle Obama is participating in a community service project with President Obama and her daughters to celebrate MLK Day of Service.

The Obamas marked the national holiday by attending Sunday service at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church.  The congregation sang happy birthday to the first lady and others at one point during the two-hour service.

When Mrs. Obama arrived at the community service event for Greater D.C. Cares at Stuart Hobson Middle School, President Obama and the volunteers sang Stevie Wonder's version of "Happy Birthday."

The first family and volunteers are painting fruit on walls to urge healthy eating as part of the school's mentoring project.  That might be one birthday wish for the first lady since that's one of her signature issues.

It's unclear what else is in store for the first lady.



Last year Mrs. Obama celebrated her birthday with staff in the East Wing a couple days before she turned 46, blowing out one candle on top of a round white cake. Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses also made a pastry version of the White House.

Then the night before her birthday, the president treated his wife to a surprise high-end organic dinner with friends at Restaurant Nora in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood.
President Obama will turn 50 on August 4.

Plus lovely picspam~


US President Barack Obama (C) greets other participants as he along with First Lady Michelle Obama as their daughters Malia and Sasha take part in a community service project at Stuart Hobson Middle School in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2011.

AFP PHOTO | Jewel Samad






US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with participants as she along with President Barack Obama and their dughters Malia and Sasha arrive to take part in a community service project at Stuart Hobson Middle School in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2011.

AFP PHOTO | Jewel Samad





















First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia paint during a service project in the cafeteria of Stuart Hobson Middle School in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2011.

Official White House Photo | Samantha Appleton





 
US President Barack Obama, along with others, sings "Happy Birthday" to First Lady Michelle Obama as their daughters Malia (R) and Sasha look on as they take part in a community service project at Stuart Hobson Middle School in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2011.

AFP PHOTO | Jewel Samad
























http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-rUGVrLhEc




Happy Birthday, Mrs. Obama, GET IT GURL
Tags: community organizing, michelle obama
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