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!

I'm sharing this with ~

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.


  1. I'm so glad taking is living life to the fullest. Looks like she's having alot of fun down there in New York! This is special being able to keep up with what she's been doing through pictures and your words...thanks. xo

  2. Oh Maureen, she's sooo talented! How fun that you get to see her day to day adventures. I was just thinking how different life is now with the internet. 20 years ago you never would have been able to share such great stuff!

  3. Beautiful photos. Darn I wish we had a muppet making factory! I am your newest linky follower! Hugs!

  4. I wanted to let you know I just signed up to follow you and would really appreciate it if you would come over and follow my new LINKY FOLLOWER tool.


    XO XO,
    Cheri (from Its So Very Cheri)

  5. Wow, what a great little adventure you took us on...all photos and storyline even better than a slice of that (I know) awesome pizza....and her song rocks ...if only that train would have been not so loud! Great post!

  6. Great K post!! Baby is too adorable and her friend does look like a cute lil chimney sweep!! My daughter went to a summer college program over the summer and fell in love with Brooklyn!! I was gonna say those townhouses are mega bucks and gorgeous!! It does seem like a family friendly place in the city. She's very talented too!!

  7. Syndi is so right about the net making it easy to stay close to loved ones and have the fun of sharing with so many like minded people!

  8. You guys are the best! You kind comments and support of a new artist are so very appreciated! Of course, as Baby's grandma, I think she's adorable too.

  9. What a cutie that Baby is! I love her little cow daughter used to collect b&w cows, so it reminded me of her. And congrats to Katie on pursuing the music dream!

  10. What an adorable family you have. Good luck to Katie sounds like she did great.

    Enjoyed your post.

  11. What a nice post and baby looks so cute in her winter outfit !

  12. OMG...that photo of the babies in the swings is a riot and so precious. I laughed out loud at what you said about Baby taking a fashion risk with the cow hat. Too funny! Love this post!

  13. Great Post! You seen funzies and your daughter has a very special calling with that voice, you must be proud.

  14. badBarbara, I am proud of her! I just don't want to brag. lol

  15. That baby makes the cow look cute! You must miss her terribly. And yes, I would die to live in one of those town houses.

  16. Hi Maureen, What a fun post! I had a fun NY experience last summer and it was great to read about Katie's adventures. Thanks for joining me in Linky; I am following you now as well. Have a great wknd!
    Hugs, Beth

  17. I love the train sounds and bells as accompaniment to your daughters lovely voice and lyrics.

    So, will we be seeing her on the Voice? I think she'd be perfect...her tone is wonderful!

    Thanks for a wonderful link to the letter K.


  18. I rarely watch TV but and dislike entertainment reality shows but I did watch The Voice. I thought, "This one is for my Katie!". She's Canadian so I'm afraid it's not going to happen.

  19. Yes, he does look like Dick Van Dyke.

    1. Hope that kid's mom never stumbles on this site and is offended! lol