Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to spend much of her birthday working on her rehab regimen.
The congresswoman, who has been in a Houston rehab hospital recovering from a gunshot wound, will turn 41 on Wednesday.
Giffords spokesman C.J. Karamargin says there might be a small birthday celebration.
Family and friends threw a small party complete with a cake for Giffords over the weekend.
The low-key affair stands in contrast to her birthday last year, when her husband brought Giffords to a trail near Tucson for a hike.
Once at the trail, she found a surprise party with her friends, family and a mariachi band.
Giffords has been in the rehab hospital for more than four months.