His birthday isn't until Sunday, but President Barack Obama will receive an early surprise Wednesday during his meeting with House Democrats.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will present Obama with a dark chocolate cake topped with the presidential seal, and frosted with the words "Happy Birthday, Mr. President."
There was no word whether the lawmakers would serenade the commander-in-chief with a song.
Organizing for Action, the political group that advocates for the president's agenda, was also getting in on the early birthday action. David Axelrod, a former top White House adviser, sent an email to the group's supporters asking them to sign a card for Obama.
"It doesn't seem like that long ago now, but it's somehow been 21 years since I met a young lawyer named Barack Obama who was running a voter registration drive on the South Side of Chicago," Axelrod wrote. "Even then, it was clear he's a true standout leader, and even better -- someone who is in this business for all the right reasons. I'm proud to have had more than a few sleepless nights working for the President -- and I know I'm not alone."
He included a link recipients could register their email and ZIP code with the group, and then leave their birthday message for Obama.
Obama will turn 52 on Sunday.