Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Montana: Take One and Two

In an attempt to Spring Clean my mind, I'm kicking out the backed up posts in my head and actually putting them on the blog. What a novel idea. Maybe, I'll get to the illusive 3rd wedding post... probably not... but hopefully I'll make a dent in the old ,but unreported news department.
First up... Montana! We spent the first 10 days of March in lovely Kalispell, Montana. We went to film the movie Treasure State. Really, we went to visit our friends Marianne and Andy, (Mariandy for short) but we used the movie as an excuse. Here's some clips of our adventure.

How to survive an 11 hour road trip with a cat and a baby... bring lots of snacks.

Tired... Juicy... and ready for more.

Thank goodness for Kiss Kiss when the going gets rough.

Noodle assumed his normal position after his road trip ritual of pooping twice and puking twice. Poor baby gets motion sickness every time.

All better! Don't report us to the po po. We try and put him in a carrier, but our cat is part mountain lion and can't survive in a cage. He quite literally has a stroke, foams at the mouth and breaks out into a sweaty, dandruffy lather.

Somewhere along the trip, River found an old binkie in the diaper bag. I could never get him to use one when he was little, but now he's a fan. He just chews on it, while it hangs out the side of his mouth. It probably feels good on his gums, since he's constantly teething, but it cracks me up.

This is the result of River's first fruit smoothie. He loved it so much, he grabbed the glass out of my hand and proceeded to dump some in his mouth and most of it all over his face and shirt. This is also one of the very last pics of him using his walker, since he decided to walk on his own days later.

The world's cutest cowboy.

We love this one, because it looks like he's about to draw his guns. This picture was taken during a lunch break on one of our many filming days. River was my set partner, since I didn't film during this trip. I'd brag that he never ruined a single take, but that's only because I kept him far, far away from the cameras.

I turned around and saw a little Jedi Knight helping Robert Andrus with his laundry.

This is Bear in character as one of the Baxter brothers. It was a brutal shoot. Almost everything he shot was outside in the freezing, snowing, raining, pouring Montana wilderness. Also, if you click here and go to minute five of the video, you'll see the day a horse trampled him on set. Fun times. The best part about getting run over by a horse on take one??? Having to do take two and "act" like your not scared it's going to happen again!

After the initial Montana shoot, I flew up by myself (without a plane or anything) to play the local news anchor. It was a blast. My shooting experience was the opposite of Bear's. I was nice and toasty, inside and even barefoot. It was the first time I was apart from River for longer than five hours. I kept having the feeling I was forgetting to do something, but after the tenth or eleventh time I got up to check on him, my brain finally figured out he was not with me and let me relax a little.

By the way, this is how Marianne and Andy looked when I left.

And this is how they looked four days later. Maria Alana Wiest, came shooting out into the world a month before her due date and the day after the movie wrapped. I guess she didn't want to miss her baby shower. Welcome sweet Maria and thank you for letting your dad finish filming the movie before you came... you know the old saying... nothing slows down production like a newborn.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bear's Movie Trailer

This is a trailer for the movie Bear filmed in Texas last August. The movie is called Seven Days in Utopia and comes out in theatres August 12th. You can bet I will be reminding you, but for now, enjoy the quick shot of the side of his head at the 1:02 mark.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Drum Roll Please

Ryan Burt who said...

***I think it is awesome to use something you are passionate about to make the world a better place. I cant wait to see it. So does the winner get the movie hand delivered? My dream is to be a best selling author. I have written a couple of books so working on the dream.***

I'll admit it Ryan, when the random number generator spit out the number two, I was thinking... "he would buy it anyway", but then I thought, "which is exactly why he SHOULD win", and so I am glad you did. Thank you for always supporting me and I can't wait to read one of your books.

Thanks to everyone who entered and supported The Wylds and Treasure State on Facebook. It's so fun to be able to giveaway something I made. I'm not very crafty, so this is a rarity for me. Maybe next time, I'll pull an Oprah and secretly have copies for everyone.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Wild Hair

***If you haven't entered our giveaway for your very own copy of The Wyld's (an awesome movie starring yours truly) than please do, on the post below.***

A while back, some friends and I were discussing salons named with hair puns. We had run in to quite a few and decided the ultimate was Whoomp! Hair It Is! Sadly, I do not live by said salon, so in a valiant effort to keep River away from salons with boring names, I let his hair grow wild. Okay, it wasn't so much to save him from boring named salons, as to save his cute little curls, but try as I might, my husband thought he was in need of his first haircut.

Do you agree? Hey, it's not always this crazy. Wyoming is windy!

So on April 3, 2011, I caved and River got his first haircut.

I tried to have them just cut the top and save the precious curls in the back. I said mullets are acceptable on babies, but I was denied.

We were in Wyoming, so in true Equality State fashion, we used a Flowbee for the haircut. As 1980's as this sounds, I have to recommend it for baby cuts. No worry about scissors and babies not holding still and it cuts really evenly.

Although, River was not a fan of how loud it was.

But then his trusty thumb helped him calm down.

I have to admit, he is handsome. I miss the curls, but he developed a new swagger with his haircut and I have seen ladies swooning in every gas station from Casper, Wy to Salt Lake. I think his first haircut proved to be a sucess. Thanks Grandma!