Gracie had a fantastic fourth birthday. We had a quick and easy ride down to New York (though thank God for a call to Kendall to check directions when we were about 100 yards from the GWB … oops). After a little bit of a drama getting into our rooms at the Palace, we had a lovely afternoon visit with godmother Hadley and Alexandra, Cameron, and Margot McAuliffe. Alexandra brought cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery which are truly as good as the hype. We blew out candles, sang happy birthday, and enjoyed Margot’s baby smiles over some sauvignon blanc on the rocks while Cameron and Gracie ran wild on their sugar highs. Grace and Daddy had a special birthday outing the next morning with a trip to FAO Schwartz and lunch out a deux. I will say that Gracie seems pretty comfortable running around the city and enjoying room service in her hotel room!