Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hither, Tither & Yon Part 2.. I Meet Kate Gosselin Again

Hello Gosselin fans! Happy Cinco De Mayo! I'm being told that this post is being anticipated and talked about on certain other blogs and I find that amusing. What was not fun was waking up this morning seeing pouring cold rain & knowing this would not be a good day..for me OR Kate! Going downtown is like another world away. Its takes a lot of prep time and it's rough to get down there. But I know that Zondervan was smart having it at a Barnes & Noble in the middle of Tribecca that's all schools & day cares. The problem was the rain had other ideas.....Its not like your in a cozy mall or a store to hang out in. New York Mommies are NOT the type to wait in the rain with their kids for a signing. So instead of being elated that by the time my daughter and I got there almost an hour late it wasn't mobbed, I felt bad that because of the weather the turnout wasn't in the thousands like I had hoped.. Nevertheless the positives was that she spent extra time with everyone that came. Including us! It was MY SECOND time and I was just as excited!

My daughter has been waiting for weeks to play hookie and have the day off to be alone in the city with Mommy. Of course while on line she saw Kate she got very nervous. I was having a hard time coaxing her over to the table and lucky for me Kate took charge.. "You know Mady & Cara have the same shirt as you?" Why don't you come here and tell me your name?" Meanwhile I am having a heart attack because my camera (of all times in the world) decides to die on me. I apologized to Kate for keeping her frozen (for a pic) while I tried to snap a photo..she said "Are you kidding, you do NOT have that horrible camera I once had do you? Let me see" and proceeded to try to look at my camera. That's just Kate. She was again very cool, and even hugged my daughter before taking what I believe was a bathroom break. My daughter almost passed out and said "That was so awesome mommy!", when Maddy comes to sign books can I come again?" From the mouth of babes....

Few nice notes..While struggling with my camera I asked if she went home or was staying to enjoy the city..She said she was anxious to get home in time for dinner. (I guess its close enough for her just to go home). I asked her if she was upset about the rain turning the mommies away. She said that although she was disappointed, it was more relaxed and she was able to talk to people more which is what she likes to do. I quickly told her about how excited I was to start a new chapter with my website and did NOT believe me that I was stopping the old one as I am approaching soon my 1 millionth hit in just a few short months. In her words "that's bizarre"...(In a good way trolls (lol))

After thanking me for coming and keeping the true fans of the show "updated" I went off with my happy girl and celebrated her "good girl day" with a trip to Build-A-Bear. Because, how DO you wrap up a fans mommy & me day? Coming home to an exhausted grandma & a baby that never took a nap of course! As I write this now, I am happy that I made the day special. And even MORE looking forward to season 5!

39 comments:

Jennifer said...

So glad you had a great time and actually got to chit chat with her! Thats awesome :)

3KMOM said...

Baby Mama, loved the pics, they were great! Thanx for sharing them.
Also, glad for you that you got the extra time to chit-chat w/ her. I am sure she appreciates the support from you when she has all the negative people going at her at this particular time.

Lisa said...

Hi I just got Jon and Kate Plus Eight Season 4 Volume one at Target. I have all the seasons and I look forward to season 5 in May. That is great that you enjoyed seeing Kate. I saw her in Pleasant Hill at Borders. We were not allowed to take photos with her. I got a photo of her signing other peopels books. It was great to meet her. I love the show and the family.

Denise said...

This is not the time for nyah-nyahs. There are some precious children that we all need to be thinking of.

Angie said...

I just watched the video on US Weekly with my husband. His response was " It is like one of those Big foot sighting videos." Just thought I would share!

min said...

wow, this is so sad for those kids. Deanna's brother is just looking out for her, he says. If she's smart, she'll stay away, she and Jon have gotten themselves in quite a pickle.
I am refraining from swearing. A lot.

Barbara said...

Angie, the sooner you learn that haters are not nice people, the better off for you. I think your husband's comment was great. And he is right -- it could be Jon, but that was not something that would hold up in court.

3KMOM said...

I am sick and saddened after reading this article and watching the video. My heart breaks for Kate and the kids. I mean after all they have been through, this is what he does!!

GosselinFan1 said...

First off, Sue, would you kindly stop spamming the board with the link to the article? Grow up. Posting it over and over again doesn't make it gospel.

Second, I don't know what to think about this. I've been a fan of the family for a long time now and it just breaks my heart to think that Jon would or could cheat. I'm not naive, certainly, but I just didn't think he would. That's not saying he did. tabloid trash is tabloid trash. What Jon and Kate have or haven't done is irrelevant at this point. What matters most are the eight hearts that will be broken no matter if this is true or not. Cara and Mady are old enough to be able to read and get online and surely, if they haven't seen any of this with their own eyes, someone they know has seen it and may have made comments to them. I feel so terribly for those girls. This trash isn't just online, it's at the grocery store, the pharmacy, open for anyone they know to see. That's humiliating for those girls. I hope that no matter what, J&K are able to give those kids the security and stability they deserve. I'll be praying for them.

Allison said...

Hi everyone,
I just became a follower to this site after visiting it on a daily basis because I love it! I just wanted to make a comment on that video that is supposedly Jon and I think it is the most rediculous thing I have ever seen. 1. How do we even know that is Deanna's house? 2. How do we know that is Jon? 3. Deanna's brother sounds like a little girl talking, what grown man says, "ick, nast"...and if he is trying to protect his sister, he would not share her personal intimate relationships with US Weekly. That is just a lack of respect towards his sister. I'm sorry but I need more proof than this...for all I know that could be Jon walking out of his mom's house at 3 in the afternoon.

GosselinFan1 said...

yes this brother is trying to "protect" his sister by being paid to talk about her alleged sex life with an older married man with eight kids in a national tabloid. Casey Anthony has a better brother.

He's obviously not very intelligent as he seems to think 32 is twice as old as 23. lol

Angie said...

Sue said

and yes sorry Angie...Your husband is a fool..Even my husband - who doesnt' care about ANY of this- said it's obvious this marriage is a sham and that is HIM!!....SOrry sweetie...

I am a bit confused. My husband is a fool because he thought the video was funny. I never once said he did or did not say he believed it Jon. You are very quick to make assumptions.

Angie said...

Thanks Barbara, I just thought it was a funny comment made by him.

GosselinFan1 said...

that was a reference to sibling loyalty. try and keep up.

3KMOM said...

I do also feel the timing and location obviously are not confirmed in the article/video but you would THINK that they must be pretty confident to come forward w/ this. Although I don't consider US WEEKLY to be a hard journalist mag I am just worried lets just say b/c it looks bad. Either people are out to really get them(which I think they are), or Jon is incredibly bad at hiding an affair or this is all smoke. which if it is totally false, then this is a terrible group of people to put kids through all this.

GosselinFan1 said...

That's where I'm at now, 3KMom. Obviously, this rag thinks it's got someting here. If they have, I truly feel sorry for this family and frankly, I'm 100% on Kate's side in this. No matter how she treats him, cheating isn't a way to find his "manhood". If it's lies, then people who make up stuff like this should rot for deliberatly hurting children.

sciteacher said...

I have never posted here before, but do read all of the comments daily. I just watched the video of Jon supposedly leaving this girl's house at 7:30 AM - what a crock! First of all, how do we know it is Jon? It could be anybody; you cannot see his face. And to me, it looks awfully bright for 7:30 AM in the middle of March. And is it really a BACK door? Looks like it faces the street as a front door would. Someone is really grasping at straws here in order to make "news."

jk8fan said...

It is really ticking me off when people say "It's about time, Kate is so mean to Jon" well guess what it wasn't Kate's fault here, it was Jon, don't get me wrong I love them but stop blaming Kate. Btw Baby Mama your story about meeting Kate sounded so much fun :)

dbona said...

Ok, I've had enough. I thought this was a fan site? I'm all for people voicing opinions, but this these post are getting personal and nasty. I choose to keep my opinions to myself, partly because what right to I have to judge others, and the what goes on is really none of my business. I originally found this site to be informative and fun, but now not so much. The show interests me only because of the obvious parenting obstacles (past and present), the interesting places they get to visit, and the areas in PA. I've always loved that area. Time for me to get my nose out of their business and get on with my own.

Jennifer said...

Sue-

Im just trying to understand what you gain by coming on here and being just down right hateful? I completely understand that you have an opinion, and its yours. But if you know that you arent going to change BabyMammas mind, then why do what you do. Is it just to get a rise out of people? I would hope that you are mature enough to just let her be. You are acting a like a middle school girl who just does things to be mean. Really?? Please, either make comments that are constructive to the conversation (positive or negative) or just dont post. I dont think BabyMama has a problem with criticizing comments as long as they actually add to the conversation and are not hateful in nature. Look at yourself in the mirror, life is too short to have such a mean spirit.

CBB said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Such cute photos, looks like a very fun Mommy/Daughter Day :)

Holly said...

I loved your pics of meeting Kate!! I'm so excited you got some time to talk with her, too. That is so awesome!! Did she act like she knew about your website? That ROCKS!! I'm so glad she knows we love her!!

Tatyana said...

This gossip makes me sad. If people really care about the children they would censor what they broadcast to the world. I have a hard time believing the video, and pic "proof". Jon apparently must have gotten a new car. nice mazda. Also its shocking to me that us weekly had a video for a whole month but did not make it known.
I cant wait for all of this to blow over and things to get back to normal for the gosselins. Kate you have my support.. Only 3 weeks until the new season.

Baby Mama said...

Sue is gone...She was a crazy nut and we ALL know who she actually was.....

Hello everyone. Today is a busy day for me. Go figure TODAY its also beautiful out! I wish I had this weather for meeting Kate!

I'm disgusted to see that nasty hurtful comments were posted while I was ASLEEP. It's always when a story breaks that the trolls come out of the woodwork. Until further notice, comments will be MODERATED. That usually gets them off their sugar rush because they know their garbage wont post. So sorry for the delay in seeing your comments....xoxox

gosselinlover said...

Thanks Baby Mama for having a great site for all of the fans to go to! I am glad that you had a great time meeting Kate!

Baby Mama said...

Although I did not want to create another post about their troubled marriage, I want you all to see the Entertainment Weekly Article that both Jon & Kate just did. The interview shows solidarity and I hope that this sticks......enjoy

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/05/exclusive-jon-g.html

Monica said...

I'm so glad that you got to see Kate again, and this time your daughter went with you. What a special day! I'm so happy for you and am also glad that you got to talk to her. When we saw her in Raleigh, they just moved you quickly through the line. I'm glad you had the time to talk and get some great photos.

Thanks for sharing the photos with us! :)

MommyZinger said...

It's so sweet that your daughter had a good time meeting Kate and spending the day with Mommy.

Brooke said...

thats great to hear you and your daughter got to spend extra time with Kate, Im so jelous! LOL. Anyways, so after the past week I have been thinking about the Jon and Kate issue. 1st: we are not in the same house as them, Kate probably knew what Jon was doing and got a sitter for him to have alone time, 2nd she probably knows the women and has trust in Jon. I have one kid- whos hitting her terrible twos and my husband and I both want our own away time and I think everyone deserves it.
Im just glad theres a site like this, a positive site for fans to gather, thanks!

Allison said...

I was searching Kate Gosselin tv appearances because I heard that she was going to be on Rachel Ray, but I couldn't find anything about it....However I did find a link that says she is going to be on Larry King Live on Thursday

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2009/05/larry-king-adds-maria-shriver-kate-gosselin-to-guest-list.html

Just thought I'd share with everyone! If anyone knows when she is going to be on Rachel Ray (or if I missed it) please share :)

Dina said...

I love your pictures and your story of the meetting, I think its so neat that your daughter was so excited and nervous at the same time.

BEE said...

I couldn't bring myself to comment about all the "drama" until BabyMama posted the EW interview with BOTH Jon and Kate!

I am SO glad that Kate has finally made a statement regarding this situation! Not that she "needed" to though! Kate said that she does not agree with with Jon's " poor judgment and irresponsible behavior"! I can only imagine what Kate is going through and the added stress this is causing on their marriage.

Yes, this family is in the public eye, but people are just taking it all to far! I mean, really, contacting the youth pastor at their church???

Clearly, Kate and Jon are not on the same page with him going out with "friends" late night. There is really two issues here. 1. They need to work through the effects of the negative publicity and intrusion and 2. They obviously need to set some boundaries and clarify what kind of behavior is acceptable to each of them.


I will continue to keep them both in my prayers!

arabella said...

I don't get the people who are so gleeful about the current Gosselin gossip. If it's true, and I think something is up, then why be happy about it? They are positively peeing on themselves at some of the other sites. If you are so excited about people you don't know having marital problems, what is the state of your marriage?

Baby Mama said...

I decided to take all the info and the articles we have discussed here, and make it into a post. I know I said I wasn't going to re-hash this anymore. But its so saturated in the media right now I felt it needed to be addressed.

Teresa said...

Baby Mama - I love the pics and I am so glad that your daughter got to meet Kate, and you got to see her again. I have a couple of friends that were supposed to go, but decided not to go because of the rain.

As for the latest on Jon, I don't trust the source... But even if it is true, what angers me the most is the fact that there are some poor excuses for human beings out there celebrating and blaming it all on Kate. Very disturbing!

I feel sad for those 8 precious angels, whether it is true or not, all this negativity has to be affecting them more than anything that their parents and the show have been accused of doing.

Zoƫ said...

im new to reading about this show on various blogs though i have been watching the show from the start and im having a hard time understanding why we should even care this much about ONE family?

i was on that other site and there's hundreds of hateful comments and its disgusting. yes its suppose to be a reality based tv show but i dont really care all that much either way after im done watching it.

kateisblahblah said...

They really need to stop the show and work on their family. If they didn't have a tv show they wouldn't have to worry about paparazzi. Look at all the "reality" shows that have broken up relationships. I just feel bad for the kids. It's not like Kate can take the kids to the grocery store, Kmart anywhere that sells magazines. That just stinks!

Baby Mama said...

Allison~ I'm excited that I found the scoop on Kate being on the Rachel Ray show. US Weekly once again has the scoop that it was just taped and will be airing TUESDAY! I'm going to post this up front on my new post as well!

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2009/05/larry-king-adds-maria-shriver-kate-gosselin-to-guest-list.html

Ruby said...

Baby Mama,
First of all, I really appreciate how you maintain a positive site.

Really appreciate your account of the book signing you got to enjoy with your daughter and the pictures are great. I can only imagine what Kate and her family are going through with all the media abuzz. It's just amazing how rumors/gossip spread like wildfire and the media/magazines just can't wait to get their hands on this stuff whether it is true or not. Only time will tell and I agree--right now it is hard to know what to believe.

Thank You!