It happened!!! We received the call that informed us we would be heading to Orlando for a commercial shoot. And as much as I couldn't believe it, the day came to leave and the adventure began...
***The Excitement of Travel***
The boys were just as excited about flying as they were about the plans to go to the water park!
|My flight buddies|
"Mom, the clouds are falling. See Mom! They're falling!"
"My ears feel funny!"
"Why is she taking my juice?!"
"My tummy tickles!"
How much I wish I had captured their wide smiles and riveted expressions on photo. They were so delighted. What a blessing to watch.
***The Fitting Before the Fun***
I'm not sure what I expected for our family fitting. Try on a few bathing suits and then off we would go. It was a few bathing suits times 10!
We walked in the hotel's conference room, converted into a fitting room, and met 4 ladies - the fashion stylist, her assistant, a seamstress and one aiding in pictures and whatever else was needed. In addition to these ladies were several rolling racks filled with bathing suits, cover ups, swim shirts. There were boxes filled with flip flops. At the front of the room were 2 folding tables, where they had the sowing machine and computers. Paperwork was strewn across the top, plates with half-eaten food littered the only open places across the table. We were the 3rd and final family to come in. There was no doubt these folks were tired!
|The ladies suits and coverups|
|The family changing "room"|
Now envision this happening for five of us. CHAOS! Caden was casted as an extra so he did not have to try on suits (we had him try on his suit from home so he didn't feel left out). However, the rest of the boys and Glen put on and changed swim suits multiple times. Sometimes they were sent to the seamstress for pinning. I was so impresssed with her skills. She adjusted saggy bottoms and over-exposed cleavage areas, oversized waist and anything else needed.
The gentlemen in the next room took pictures of approved suits, and if they liked it we would go and get a matching cover up. Then we were sent back in for a another picture. Someone was moving and doing something every moment.
At the bottom of two hours I noticed the boys getting weary. "When are we going to be done?" "When are we going swimming?!!"(After all they did have swim suits on and the pool was just on the other side of the glass windows!!)
We just kept encouraging and reminding them of what were were doing. Here are a couple more pics from that day...
|...and more swim wear|
|Shoes, Hats, and Accessories|