Daddy saw Madison for a little bit today, but most of the day was spent filming some extreme 3D stuff, like what you see above. It's a human cannonball launcher, one we set up in the middle of this very large field. Daddy took this photo of Josh just before we started filming. He's not the one that's launched though - we've got another actor who is a good friend of Daddy's.
This guy is dressed up like Evel Knievel, and all day long we were doing different stunts like this:
1. Launching from a large cannon across the field, landing on a perfectly placed cushion.
2. Jumping a few busses on rocket powered skates (which are in fact just sparklers).
3. Rolling down a large hill inside a trash receptacle, launching up a ramp and into a pick up truck that drives off and goes through an obstacle course.
4. Rolling down a long ramp, launching up another ramp and over Lake Lanier and through a small hula hoop.
None of these in fact work. Or come close. This is where the humor is found, and the videos should turn out pretty good. The last one was probably the most fun, as Daddy and most of the crew were out in the lake itself doing one thing or another. We had waterproof cameras with us, filming as our friend jumped the ramp, soared through the air, and came down into the lake with a huge splash!
Daddy was in each of these videos as a sort of apathetic manager - they should turn out pretty funny! What was nice was the time we got to spend on the lake. It reminded me of a time we were trapped at a National Forest last summer because of rain. Our filming was delayed mightily and we were stuck in a huge downpour - and yet everyone was having such a good time. Occasionally, all the work has a spontaneous moment of fun. There's a video we filmed while it was raining that one time - it's just a joke video that we made while we were waiting for the rain to stop. Click below:
That sort of captures the craziness of that day - today was pretty similar. One negative: Daddy got really red. Not angry red, but there's a lot of sun on this face. I've gone from pale to red! Ever since pancreatitis, I promise you that people have been saying I look pale all the time. I don't know if this is some sort of medical thing, or if it is because I haven't been outside too much. All that's fixed now: I'm pretty toasted!
This morning, Madison continued with her block building, adding more bricks and adding more buildings to her skyline. Later, she came to church with Mommy - the two were cleaning up from Weird Science and getting ready for the next big series. How great that she was still awake when Daddy got home - we tucked her in this evening after milk, and said our prayers. It was a busy day, but at least we got to spend some time together!