Wordful Wednesday-On the set of the Judy Moody Movie

Last week a few scenes in the upcoming movie (summer 2011) Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer was filmed a few doors up from my in-laws Pharmacy.  Emma is a HUGE Judy Moody fan, so we wandered up to take a peek and got a real treat.

We got to meet Megan McDonald, the author of the Judy Moody books!  She was so incredibly nice and took the time to autograph FIVE of Emma’s Judy Moody books.

And, she invited us to stick around so that the kids could meet the actors who are playing “Judy Moody”,

and “Stink” in the movie.

Looks like it’s going to be a great family movie!

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    How cool…your daughter must have been over the moon! 🙂

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    Dumb Mom
    Twitter: thenagainphoto

    Wow! How cool is that?! We have a Judy Moody book upstairs that #1 is refusing to read because, “it’s for girls”. Some people’s children are so close minded:)

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    Wow! That is really, totally cool. I am so jealous.

    But I have no idea who Jody Moody is. Looks like I have some Googling to do.

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    Kristina P. says:

    That’s so cool, Angie!

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    Well how nice was that? Very cool!

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    Twitter: GennyHeikka

    How fun, Angie! I bet your kids had a great time. Megan spoke at one of our SCBWI conferences a few years ago; she’s great!

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    that sound like so much fun they will be so excited to see the movie when it comes out cause they saw all the behind the scene stuff.

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    Oh! How cool is that? 🙂

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    Andrea @ Simple Organized Living
    Twitter: LivingOrganized

    That must have been so fun! I remember meeting an actress who played “Annie” when I was little…I thought I was the coolest person ever!

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    How cool is that! So nice that she autographed the books too 🙂

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    You’re like the coolest Mom ever to them now, right? (Not that you weren’t before. *ahem*) 😉 Very cool Angie!! 🙂

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    Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
    Twitter: melaniescrafts

    How awesome!!

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    Stop it right this second. We love Judy Moody at this house. Love. Love. Love. Can’t wait to see that movie.

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    That’s so neat! How fun is that! Kids look so happy! Thanks for sharing!

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    That is SO cooll!! Seeing the movie and reading the books will be that much groovier now for the whole family. I love that!!

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    jennyleite says:

    How cool and super duper awesome for Emma!! I am working on a new Disney show this season and I hope it lasts a while so I can take the girls to the set and meet the cast in a year or two when they will really understand 🙂

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    Twitter: mommynamedapril

    what fun!!!

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    Our Nifty Notebook says:

    We’ve never read those books, but that is so awesome! I think it’s great that the author was so nice to you all!

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    Twitter: projectalicia

    So fun!! And so glad you made it in a photo. Have a happy WW!

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    What an awesome experience for you and the kids!

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    Twitter: 1momof5

    Oh my! That is so cool! My girls have enjoyed the Judy Moody books, too!!

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    Twitter: mommyofamonster

    Woo hoo! Looks like fun!

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    Twitter: QuatroMama

    An author meet up as a kid – that would have put me on cloud 9 for sure! Cuteness abounds!

    PS How are you mono buddy?

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    veronica lee says:

    Super cool!

    Happy WW!

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    Wow. That is so cool. And I admit, I’m a bit jealous. 😉

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    Liz @ Loving Mom 2 Boys
    Twitter: lovingmom2boys

    How fun!! What a great treat that must have been for Emma!!!

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    Faythe @GrammyMousetails says:

    Your daughter had to been so excited! How nice of her to auto-graph the books for her too! An experience she won’t forget!

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    Deb - Mom of 3 Girls
    Twitter: debmomof3

    Wow, how cool is that! My oldest likes the Judy Moody books – we’ll definitely watch for the movie when it comes out. 🙂

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    How exciting!

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    That is SO AWESOME!!!

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    How exciting!! Looks like a lot of fun!

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    Twitter: XmasDolly

    That’s so cool! I bet you, and the kids had a wonderful time. I’ve never heard of the Judy Moody Books. Are they kids books? Well, maybe I have a treat for you & the kids, and then again maybe I don’t. You can tell the kids you actually know someone name Moody. Anyway, Happy WW.

    Sincerely, Marie Moody a/k/a XmasDolly ~hehe~

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    Kisha Floren
    Twitter: kishafloren

    That is SO awesome! I can’t even imagine how excited I would have been as a kid to meet one of my favorite authors!

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    jill conyers says:

    What an awesome experience. Judy Moody was one of my daughter’s favorites.

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    Owen's Mom
    Twitter: notimeMom

    That is such a great experience for your kiddos! I bet they will be showing off those pics for weeks to come.

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    Tricia @Night Owl Mama
    Twitter: nightOwlmama

    Love all the pictures looks like so much FUN. THanks for sharing

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    Jules from A Little Bite of Life
    Twitter: alittlebiteof

    How fun! A few years ago when we lived in CA, Pirates of the Caribbean II filmed in the bay right by our house. We took beach chairs, sat on the cliff with sandwiches, and watched them film all day-it was great!

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    The Drama Mama
    Twitter: poopscoopinmama

    You guys do some fun stuff!!

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    stevebethere from bethere2day
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Nice pics looks like you had fun 🙂

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    scrappysue says:

    what a fantastic opportunity! i told you she came to nz a few years back, right? she’s very cool – i loved her sketches

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    blueviolet says:

    What an unexpected surprise that day! Very cool!

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    Kerry Ellington says:

    Oh that’s so awesome!! Good for you guys. 🙂

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    Twitter: babysmamatimes4

    what a great experience! Are those all of your kids? Geez you look amazing!

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    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA

    How fun, she must have been thrilled!

    My photography is available for purchase – visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

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    Twitter: buckeroomama

    Wow, what a treat for Emma! She must be tickled pink. 🙂

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    How COOL! What a fun and special treat! 🙂

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    Twitter: jumpinbeans09

    oh how fun!
    i know how excited i was to see the set of ARMY WIVES…
    I can only imagine how thrilled she was! 🙂

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    That sounds like fun!!! Happy WW

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    So cool!

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    Twitter: thelucaszoo

    How cool is that? Happy Wednesday mama!

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    Twitter: Anddadtoo

    Great pictures. That is really cool. I bet your daughter was so excited.

    Happy WW!

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    Twitter: christinebewley

    How awesome! My daughter loves the Judy Moody books!

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    That’s awesome. I love it when “famous” people are nice.

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    Twitter: adventuroo

    That looks like so much fun! I love when famous people take the time to treat their fans nicely.

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    Twitter: jamericanspice

    Wow. That is wonderful!

    I’ll have to check out this movie! And books.

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    Twitter: lotsospermies

    Your daughter must have been so excited!! I’m jealous.

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    What an awesome experience! How fun!


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    Twitter: iambrimful

    How neat to be able to meet the author and actors. Very lucky indeed.

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    Trippin' Mama
    Twitter: trippinmama

    What a great day for your daughter!


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    Twitter: klmram

    Oh my gosh! What an amazing event in their lives! I love Judy Moody and didn’t know they were making a movie. I can’t wait now! Great pictures. Everyone looks very happy.

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    How fun is that?!!

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    Twitter: IHaveLanded

    With a little toddler, I’ve not been introduced to the world of Judy Moody yet, but I’m sure it won’t be too long before I am. How exciting for your family to meet the cast – my daughter was into the Elmo doll long before she was introduced to Sesame Street and she went wild the first time she watched it – probably because she thought her doll was on TV! I rather imagine it’s something like that experience. Only less squealing 🙂

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    Twitter: I_am_sam_I_am

    I bet they’ll be excited when the movie comes out! 🙂

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    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner says:

    Um, I feel like an idiot but who on earth is Judy Moody?

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

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    How exciting! It’s a day she will always remember.

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    Twitter: livingvivid

    Linked up! Would love it if you’d come and link up to mine! 🙂

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    Twitter: livingvivid

    And ohmygoodness, how exciting! One of my sister’s loves Judy Moody, so that would have been heaven for her! 🙂

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    How cool! What a great experience for Emma!

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    Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
    Twitter: crazyadventures

    Wow, how awesome is that!?!

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    What a cool experience for your family!!!! I have never heard of Judy Moody, son won’t read books with girls as main titles (boo!), but I love to read so who knows, maybe one day I will pick one up myself!

    Have a great Wednesday!
    As always, thanks for the chance to link up with each other!


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    That is the coolest! My girls love Judy Moody too 🙂

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    What a thrill for Emma!

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    Michelle Aetonu says:

    i’ve never heard of these books, but they sound pretty cool! glad you guys got to meet such cool people!

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    Twitter: 7alltogether

    that is so cool!! how awesome!! i took my 2 oldest to see one of the houses from Home Extreme Makeover and they loved all of it!

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    Twitter: Chefdruck

    The kids will be thrilled when they finally see those scenes in the movie. What a wonderful experience!

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    Twitter: HaBryerton

    I have never heard of Judy Moody – I will have to do some research on that. And, I think it is great that she took the time the time to autograph not just one but 5 of her books for Emma!

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    Steph @ Problem Solvin Mom
    Twitter: psmom

    How fabulously, tremendously cool!

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    Twitter: moxiethrift

    never heard of judy moody, but if she is anything like judy bloom was to me, yeah for it all!

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    Twitter: thelifeofrylie

    Oh how fun! I don’t know anything about those books, but I’m sure that was so great for your kids!

    Thanks for the linky!

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    Aging Mommy says:

    What a really fun thing to do, getting to meet the author and get those books autographed must have been the icing on the cake too!

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    Heather @ One Take On Life says:

    How fun to meet the author of the books. And to be able to see part of where the movie was being filmed. Sounds like a day your kids will remember.

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    Twitter: corisbigmouth

    Wow! How cool is that 🙂 What a fun memory!!

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    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn

    How fun! I bet they all loved it.

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    Wow they are never going to forget that!

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    Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    Twitter: notdiyheather

    How cool is that!! Fun!

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    Twitter: FamilyTrifecta

    I’ve never heard of Judy Moody. What a fun outing and it is so much fun to be on a set.

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    How cool!

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    dysfunctional mom says:

    That looks so exciting! I’ve actually never heard of the Judy Moody books, but I’ll definitely be looking for them now.

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    Twitter: lifeinthebatcav

    How exciting!!! Your kids must have loved that. I think that is so great that the author took the time to sign all those books and keep you around.

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    Jo Schaffer says:

    What a fantastic thing for your kids! (=

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    Mama Badger says:

    How cool is that? First that she was so nice, and second that they let you take some pictures! Wow. Emma will love having this, I’m sure.

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    wow. cool.