Sunday, June 12, 2011

Frogger

"Eat the fly! Eat the fly!"
Crossing the street in New York City is like a real-life game of Frogger.










I like to call this the "whoodathunkit?" NYC trip. This blog started as a way to share my funny husband with family and friends  a trip to New York and countless interviews was not part of that plan. With just a couple hours notice to get on the plane, Dale and Rain spent two days in New York City for their appearance on Good Morning America. While there, they were also able to interview with CBC TV (Canada), Inside Edition, FoxNews.com, Fuji TV Network (Japan), and RTL Television (Germany). Our German friends provided Dale with this fantastic frog suit and had him waving at spectators in the park (Rain said it was funny!).

Dale managed to find a bus to wave at. Rain was NOT on this bus (NYPD):
Other photos from their "whoodathunkit?" NYC trip:
Rain at the Good Morning America Studios


Rain in GMA's "Green Room"

Abracadabra Costume Shop with Inside Edition

Near the USS Intrepid
Dale waving from Time Square












 
Our other kids didn't get quite as much media attention, but they were featured on our local ABC station the night before the GMA showing (cute interview).

Update 6/13/11: Dale is out working in the yard and a neighbor stops by, congratulating him on the recent publicity. Neighbor asks Dale, "So what are you doing now?" Dale looks down at the pooper-scooper in hand, back at the neighbor, grins and says, "livin' the dream."

48 comments:

  1. What a fantastic trip!!
    It's been fun seeing all of the television interviews and seeing how many people have visited your blog.

    On the flight home, did the TSA agents give him a hard time about the frog costume?

    ;)

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  2. I linked you on my blog, but I am not as nearly exciting. Nevertheless, a HUGE fan. Love a family with a sense of humor. Love and laughter are the best glue in my book.

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  3. O seu blog é fantástico
    Gostei muito :D
    BRASIL marcando presença aqui \õ/
    Parabéns

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  4. SWEET! :-D

    BTW, did They have a chance to visit TheBronxZooCobra..? I'm sure She would have loved to have seen Them!

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  5. LOL love your costumes! I am also from utah and a good joke definitely goes a long way =) your "whoodathunkit" trip looks like a blast!

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  6. I love how I live in NY and I can have equally as much fun here as you seemed to have.

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  7. Dale has become a hero dad to me. Given me some great ideas for my kids. Wrote a post on my blog (saintmarty-marty.blogspot.com) about him last Friday. Such a great dad and blog. Keep up the good work.

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  8. Good blog, nice writing Beautiful photos, I like very much

    Congratulations for selecting as blog of notes

    Best wishes, Keep it up

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  9. Congratulations

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  10. have only recently come across you blog, and loving it. Can't wait to see whats next in the dressing up stakes :o)

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  11. Hi Dale, I'm a reporter with The Globe and Mail newspaper in Canada. I'd love to chat with you about your blog. Please email: dbascaramurty at globeandmail dot com.

    Thanks!

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  12. so sweet.. wondering to go there :(
    i'm from Malaysia

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  13. I live in the Pittsburgh area. Over the weekend I was watching the local news and you were featured! Thought you'd like to know that. It was very ironic because I had just started following your blog this past week! Amazing how in this day and age social networking connects us all.

    Your posts are very entertaining, and I hope you continue to update for years to come!

    ~Shane Pilgrim
    http://www.500daysofshaneiferd.net

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  14. Yeah, I knew I should follow this even though the school year is over.

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  15. Read abt ur lovely way here in a newspaper in India !! Totally adorable job !!!

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  16. HELLOOOOO From Bulgaria! Your story made my day!
    My mum used to wave with a white hanky after the bus! Keep up the good work!

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  17. I have had so much fun looking at all of your husbands amazing ideas for each morning. I love seeing a family that has a good sense of humor. You had my family laughing so hard for days. I'm glad to see someone who is enjoying life and making it more pleasant for others to get so much positive recognition!!

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  18. Where on earth does he get all the costumes?

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  19. You are just amazing, i hope i had a dad like you xP Hi from brazil =)

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  20. Hi there! I haven't seen a shout out from South Korea on here yet, so here I am sending a wave your way. Just wanted to say that I've enjoyed looking through the pictures and commentary and kudos to you for keeping it up all year long. It's refreshing to see a story like this his the news when we are so often bombarded with negative things happening around the world. Cheers to you and your family for adding a smile to mine and many others' day.

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  21. absolutely love it - as a school board trustee in Ontario, it shows a parent who truly cares and shows caring - enough said.

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  22. I just saw a mention on HLN and found your blog. I'm going to click through and have a good look, but thanks for the smile today!

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  23. Nice to see a fun family. As for the PC, good for you. Special interest groups need some of your levity!
    Fan in Canada

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  24. Love the frog costume ! (: (:

    Man I'd kill to be a blog of note!
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  25. Just read about your blog on The Frisky and now I'm obsessed! I thought my dad was embarrassing when he showed up to my middle school basketball games with maracas. I look forward to checking in and seeing more great costumes!

    Caroline
    http://conversionsofcaroline.blogspot.com/

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  26. You're absolutely right - hilarious!

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  27. Found you on Yahoo news, having a laugh with my dad looking through the pictures. I loved seeing how the other kids would wave out the bus windows too lol. Hope you all have a great Father's Day :]

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  28. VERY VERY COOL!

    Congrats on being chosen a Blog of Note!!

    Steve
    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

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  29. How does it feel to go 'blogs of note'?

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  30. This morning my son and I went through the entire blog and looked at every costume together. We laughed so hard we had tears streaming down our faces. This family is awesome! Love the involved, intentional parenting! I had to stop and admire the awesome scenery that you have from your front porch. Those mountains are breathtaking! Keep up the great work!

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  31. Man, but this makes me wish that I had a teenage son and I had thought of this idea. You, my friend, are one amazingly involved dad and your son will never forget this - no matter how much he spends on therapy.

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  32. I think you guys are genius! This is too good. I love your sense of humour and true love of life which I think shines through in what you do.

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  33. I want a costume of flogger, the first picture it's really funny

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  34. Everyone should be so blessed to have such a great dad!
    Happy Father's Day to you!

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  35. It's so nice entrance. Thanks. I really like this blog, could I put a link in my blog to your blog? It's very interesting :)

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  36. Cool man. I respect a dad who can take the time to wave good bye to their family everyday. Keep doing what you do man!!

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  39. Congrats on the award! Just wanted to say that lil story about "livin the dream" was hilarious! Great costumes too!

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  40. Saw them on GMA - great way to start my day! Like Brooke, I adore the 'livin' the dream' anecdote.

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  41. Hi Dale,
    My wife pointed out an article somewhere on the web that described your morning ritual and I was blown away by your dedication. I have a couple teenagers, one in high school. I have often joked with them about something like this, but you really did it...every single day with gusto. I tip my hat to you sir for your dedication as well as pulling it off in a way that was ....well, cool is not the right word...how about fun and good-natured. I also give kudos to your son, Rain, for the courage to recognize a good thing rather than being embarrassed by standing out from the crowd.

    --Chris Scavot
    http://www.DadsMind.com - Making it up along the way - Ideas on Parenting for Dads

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