Our house experienced it's 5 minutes of fame today when it was transformed into a film set. From 8:30 until 5pm there was a hustle and bustle of actors, film crew, make-up artists, caterers and even an ambulance parked in my driveway.
Why did all of these people take over my home? Well I'd volunteered my house (okay there was payment – but I didn't know about that until a couple of days ago) to a Producer who is making a video for law enforcement to bring awareness to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). It was too great a cause for me not to get involved. They were filming at a number of locations around the area – a hospital, an apartment and my home which was transformed into a home daycare center
Here's a few shots that I snapped on my Blackberry when nobody was looking ha ha
The sign (complete with chalk art behind it from the neighborhood kids) at the bottom of my driveway
My home River City Family Child Care
The ambulance in my driveway
The poor little H
ollywood doll baby that passed away 🙁
So what did we all do while filming was going on. Well Jay took the babies outside to play for a little while so I could help out getting whatever the crew needed. Once they were set up and ready to start shooting we went for a long walk. I stopped by Starbucks for a coffee and then we wandered into the grocery store for a couple of containers of fruit salad for the babies which Jay fed to them while I had my nails done and my Albert Einsteins waxed. Then we wandered home just in time for Pick Up Stix to be delivered for lunch. The babies had fallen asleep on our walk home so I popped them into our beds seeing as their bedrooms were being used for filming and for the next couple of hours we hung out chatting with the crew and actors and watching the filming until the little ones woke up. Then it was off outside for a big play until filming wrapped up and everyone had left the building.
Marisol and Flynn absolutely LOVE their new cubby house which was very generously given to us by a military family who live around the corner and will be moving overseas this summer and didn't want to take it with them. I wish I had gotten a photo of them in it together. They took their snacks and drinks in there, set them up on the table and then sat on the little benches and had a little picnic. It was so cute but this was before I'd brought my camera outside and I had to wait until they'd finished filming a scene to run back in and grab it, which of course was too late to get the shot 🙁