Monday, November 26, 2007


Grandma's Beauties! Emrey, Harleigh, Lily and Montana

Easton tried to hide from the camera, but we got him!

Helping the builders!

I went to my Grandpa Pat's and Grandma Shirley's for Thanksgiving. I played with my cousins Emrey and Harleigh. Grandma let us put on real makeup! I saw my Uncle Todd's puppy Bobbi. The puppy let me put a baby doll on his back and take her for a ride. I ate lots of good food. My dad, Grandpa, Uncle Todd and Uncle/Cousin Kem built grandpa a garage!

Note from Lily's mom - Fun times in Richfield! It's been great having my parents move here from Tennessee! We had most of the family there. Michele and her kids, Bonnie and Grant, Julie and her kids, Robbie and Crystal, Todd and his kids, Montana and Harleigh, Wendy, Kem and their kids, Easton and Emrey. Jeff and I and our kids, Henry, Kenny, Tim, and Lily! We were missing Lesley and Mike, Stacie and Mike and their kids, Ana, Alex and Chloe, and Tony and Ashley. I was really missing my sister Angie and brother-in-law Dale. To explain Uncle/Cousin Kem, my sister Wendy married Jeff's nephew Kem. Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


These were some of the animals I saw at Thanksgiving Point when I was filming.

The donkey was annoying!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Together we weigh as much as 2 calfs!...break...Sonja plays the flower lady

We're so cute!.....discussing the scene with Josh...waiting for the next take

I'm the star in the middle...hanging out with Lauren Storm who plays Jenna's friend in the movie

Grace and me on the horses....hanging's cold outside!

Inside the cave at the dinosaur muesum

On Monday I filmed at Thanksgiving Point, in the petting zoo and the dinosaur museum. I liked it because I love animals. One of the animals was really funny looking. I filmed with all my new friends, and Yolanda, Josh, and Jenna. I pretended that I was on a field trip. Some of us got to ride the horses. The horse tripped. I said I hate this horse, but I really don't. They put "I hate this horse" in the movie, even though it wasn't written down. I had fun with my friends. I played on the computer during the breaks. There were mice in with the animals! There were chickens, sheep, horses, cows, and a donkey. The donkey made lots of noise! That's it!

Note from Lily's mom - This was probably Lily's last day of filming. They might write her into one more scene. Abe will let us know. We had so much fun with this! Lily added a few lines of her own, which they decided to keep in the movie. Her horse kept tripping so right in the middle of Josh and Jenna's scene Lily said "Hi Adam (pause) I hate this horse!" We found out that Lily is portraying someone that we know! Kate and Lily have siblings that go to school together. Kate and Lily sang in the Olympus High School Children's Choir during Beauty and the Beast last year! Kate is a sweetheart of a girl, so I am honored that Lily gets to play her!
Lily got her first check today. Her brothers are ticked!

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Quinn is an extra in The Jerk Theory

Gettin' ready for a pin!

My Timmy really is hurt!

My brother Tim wrestles for the Olympus High School Titans. I get to wrestle with the guys. I pin all of them! Tim practices his moves on me. I like to watch them in their matches. I cheer loud!

Friday, November 16, 2007


Josh plays piano and guitar !

My friend Nikola....Two of "Adam's" dates, how could he be jerks to these girls!

Today I didn't film, but I went to watch part of the prom scene. I liked it. The girls were cute. They had on pink and blue dresses. Josh sang! He was good. Someday I will go to a prom.

Note from Lily's mom - sorry about the pictures. I didn't figure out how to turn on the flash until after I left the set!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


The Cast ..............Jazmine and me.............Grace (pic by Lily)

Eve(pic by Lily) ..Yolanda plays "Sister Mary Katherine" . Jazmine, me, & Andreau

Director Scott and the art class scene

the classroom ...............getting my microphone

Jenna Dewan plays the role of "Molly"

Tom Arnold plays the role of "Father Bailey"......Father Tom and students

Danny Bonaduce plays himself ....Danny snores!

I filmed today. It was a long day. I don't feel well. I have an ear infection! I started by hanging out with girls and boys. Their names were Grace, Emma, Abbie, Rachel, Matt, Eve, Jazmine, Chloe, Sadie, Kate and Jake. We colored pictures. We waited and I took some pictures. We went into a classroom. We colored some more in the classroom. Director Scott came in. He loves me! He talked to all the kids. He told us to say "Hi, Father Bailey!" I had a part. Sister Mary Katherine whispered into my ear and I had to raise my hand and say "freedom". We had to stay in the classroom a long time. It was hard. The kids were all really nice to me. Jazmine and I auditioned on the same day! Jazmine told me to do my best job! Jazmine loves me. Sister Mary Katherine was nice to me. She colored with me. I liked Jenna. I saw her in another movie. I liked her dancing in the other movie. Father Bailey was funny. He was nice to me. We met Danny in the hallway. Danny feel asleep in the hallway. He snores! Just teasing!

Note from Lily's mom - Another long day, especially when you don't feel well. Lily was a trooper! We got to Juan Diego High School at 9:30 a.m. There were already a group of kids there getting their wardrobes worked out. After the kids got in their uniforms they were taken to a room and asked to color pictures. We thought they would be used in the scene, but never were. But, it was great to have them occupied with something. There was one girl there that I recognized from the day of auditions, Jazmine. This is also Jazmine's first role. Lily and Jazmine hung out while they were waiting. I was very impressed with the encouragement Jazmine gave Lily on set. Everyone could tell Lily was getting tired and Jazmine gave Lily a little pep talk. All the kids were great! It was a long day for them, but they all stuck it out! A lot of them were family members of the crew.

Jenna, Tom, and Danny were all very kind and welcoming. Tom and I talked about Iowa, we both grew up there , and Special Olympics. Jenna was just as sweet as she could be. Lily and I watched both her and Josh in the movie "Step Up". The dancing was incredible. Of course Lily had to put on her dance outfit and try all the moves. She tried some moves today at the school, but I had to stop her promptly has she had on a dress! When Danny came around Lily was very tired, so she didn't feel much like getting a picture with him, so a very kind person offered to take a picture with all 3 of us. I cropped myself right out (reason for cropping, Danny is very fit, I am not!) Later on in the day Lily saw Danny sleeping on the floor. She was very concerned that he was okay. I talked her into standing by him, she was a little scared at first, but then I thought she might stick her finger in his ear like she does with her brothers so we left him sleeping peacefully on the floor.

I talked with Abe Taylor, Brandon Peterson, and Jonathan Rudd and found out that Abe's mom has a friend that has a daughter, Kate, who has Down syndrome. While in the process of writing the movie they wanted a way to show "Adam's" true, loving, kind side. Abe thought of Kate. He has a great mind! I also talked the Jonathan about how the script went. It seemed to me that scenes & lines were changing. He explained that the scenes were set but the lines would change if while filming they found that something didn't work or like today Tom Arnold said something that wasn't in the script but it was so funny that they worked it into another scene as well. I was watching Abe and Jonathan rewriting the script as they were filming! Oh, young minds! The other people I talked with today were the electricians. The two that I talked to were the lights of "light, camera, action" They explained that they set up the lighting, but it was the gaffers that made shadows. This whole process has been so interesting!

Everyone as been so kind and helpful to Lily. I have to leave the set when she is filming or she will look for me, but today Jenna and Yolanda stepped right up and hung out with Lily in between the cuts and roles. They all cheer Lily on and tell her what a great job she has done.