08/04/2010 06:11 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Birthday: President Hands Out Citizens Medals, Takes To White House Lawn (PHOTOS)

With Michelle and Sasha in Spain and Malia at summer camp, President Obama was home alone on his birthday...but he didn't celebrate alone! Among the items on his busy schedule: in the morning, he presented 13 people with the 2010 Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, and in the afternoon he was out on the White House lawn pointing at well-wishers with Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett before he headed off to Chicago. Take a look at what he did today and leave your birthday messages in the comments.