Friday, 3 February 2012

Back In Brooklyn

It's the time of the week when we check in on Katie and Baby and their Brooklyn adventure!

Katie says this sign totally describes her experiences so far ~

Brooklyn is very family friendly and Baby loves the park!  She babbled away to her new, little swing friend who seems to be a toddler chimney sweep.  Does this kid not look like a mini Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins?  Not the one with a cow on her head; that's Baby.  She takes fashion risks! ~

In Brooklyn, they fence in the ducks.  Hmmm - ducks can fly. ~

Baby must be taking the picture here because it's Mommy we see at the Muppet Making Factory ~

Or did Mommy and Daddy leave Baby behind on this park bench?  Isn't their row house in the background lovely?  Kidding, their place is crappy.  It costs a gazillion dollars to live in one of those! ~

New York is very relieved that Baby has arrived to fight crime. Nunanunanua, Baby! ~

Katie has become quite obsessed with Luigi's Famous Pizza.  Today the owner, Giovanni, gave her some Brooklyn lessons.  "You're not from New York now, ya undastand?  You're from Brooklyn!  Best country in the world!"  Then he said to the young fellow in this pic, "Go get them a t-shirt!".  ~

Now, I'm not from the big city but, I'm not sure wearing that around lets you blend in with the locals!  Along with a slice of pizza, he imparted wisdom on Brooklyn, NYC, the rest of the world, Al Capone .....
Katie lived her dream when she played an open mic night at Roots Cafe on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn!  Click on the name to see this cool spot that focuses on "Coffee, Community, Culture".  I am definitely dropping in when I visit Baby!

The night was still young and Katie and Hubby hopped on the train for a 30 minute ride to Manhattan.  I have warned you that Katie is not shy and does some very odd things.  She decided to practice before she got to the next club and gave an impromptu concert on the subway.  Hubby filmed and posted it to YouTube.  Near the end of the video, you can hear people asking Hubby who she is and where they can buy her music.

So, all you aspiring singers and songwriters, head to NYC where her next stop was the open mic night at the famed The Back Fence in Greenwich Village and an invitation to return!

After playing such a hipster place as Greenwich Village, Mommy started dressing Baby like a beatnik!  Good thing Baby doesn't mind taking a fashion risk! ~

Have a day where you take a step toward a dream!

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ps ~ So many of you have asked where you can hear more of Katie's music that I'm adding this Youtube link.  It will bring you right to her tunes.