Kidsmomo 2011: Behind the Scenes

January 3rd, 2012 by

Last week, Nancy posted a great Top 11 list of our past year at Kidsmomo. I thought it would be fun to take you behind the scenes to see what was really happening in some of those moments…

Guys Read: Thriller Video

I’m not sure how it happened, but somehow this video shoot ended with our friend, Taylor, shaking tree branches all around his head while Nancy (and the camera) looked up his nose.

taylor-guys-read

I suppose I could have helped by doing the shaking for him, but I was too busy snapping this photo and laughing in the background.

Halloween Tale of Terror

I purchased the teddy bear for this feature, and I got kind of attached to his cute little face and soft, cuddly body. So I forced Nancy to do the decapitating when it came time.

teddy-bear-decapitation

But my fondness for the little guy certainly didn’t stop me from taking photos as Nancy cut off his head and later artfully arranged his stuffing in the bathtub (lit beautifully by our friend, Connie, holding Nancy’s desk lamp).

stuffing-bathtub

LeakyCon Antics

We posted about a gazillion bazillion photos from LeakyCon right after we got back, but here are a couple we didn’t share:

nancy-funnel-cake

The very first thing we did when we got into the Universal theme park that night? Nancy bought funnel cake, immediately cut it up into little pieces, and then gobbled those pieces as we raced to Hogwarts.

nancy-jumping

This is a version of the photo we incorporated into our review of Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Believe me, it took many many many MANY tries to get this…

As you can see, we have lots of fun behind the scenes of Kidsmomo… but we’d be nothing without you guys! Keep those book reviews and comments coming — here’s to a fantastic 2012!

— Karen

Karen’s favorite experience of 2011 was definitely attending LeakyCon. In 2012, she hopes to visit the Harry Potter movie studios in England. And then in 2013, she will find Hogwarts. For real.

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