The 2nd Year

Now that we're into our third year of waving, I've put together a catalog of the costumes Dale wore during year two of the wave (Rain's Junior year of high school)

If you didn't catch the story, due to a change in bus routes we backed off and only waved once a week this year (2011-2012 school year). Click on the photos below to link to the original post page (with larger photos, back shots, captions, and occasionally explanations).

Week 1 - Creepy Guy Waving

Week 2 - It's Not Easy Being Green
Week 3 - It's a Habit

Week 4 - Dragon Training

Week 5 - Family Business

Week 6 - Ground Control

Week 7 - Tri Hard
Week 8 - In N Out

Week 9 - The Minnow

Week 10 - On Frankie's Back
Week 11 - Feeling Blue 

Week 12 - Grim Waver

Week 13 - Confession Time
Week 14 - He Delivers

Week 15 - Viking Wisdom

Week 16 - Big Bad Wolf

Week 17 - Snow Surfing

Merry Christmas

Happy New Year
Week 19 - Stumpjumper
Week 20 Great White Hunter

Week 21 - Spy Dad

Week 22 - Trick or Treat

Week 23 - You Tortured Me?

Week 24 - The Count
Week 25 - Flower Power

Week 26 - Muppet Witch

Week 27 - Tennis

Week 28 - Darth Vader, a Father

Week 29 - Peter Pan

Week 30 - Indiana Jones
Week 31 - Mime

Week 32 - Torihada-kun

Our Japanese TV Show

Rikki and Rain being interviewed

Dale Skis

More Torihada Tales

Spring Break

Week 33 - Drummer Boy

Week 34 - Devil in the Details

Week 35 - Junior Seau

Week 36 - Hula Girl

Week 37 - Darth Maul

Week 38 - Incredible Hulk or Hunk?
(click to see photo bomb)

Week 39 - Ahoy Matey!


  1. As a father of two small children a six year old girl and a two year old boy... You have officially become my new hero. For parents everywhere I would like to thank you for this kind of devotion to your kids.

  2. You are awesome! I can't wait to show my husband when he gets home, he's going to love it!

  3. Thanks for the encouragement. Keep smiling. :) Or, as my dad used to tell me (when I was in high school), "Have a Funny Day!"

  4. From a Lady who drives a BIG yellow bus, you have won my heart! You are a super Dad! God Bless you and your family. Made my day, only thing better would be if you guys were on my route. Thanks

  5. This is the sweetest thing ive ever seen and is fun too :)

  6. I love your sense of humor and creativity. I have become a new fan of your blog!

  7. You are awesome. I just asked 2nd grader if he would like it if I wore a crazy outfit when I picked up from school everyday (we live close to our school so no bus). He unequivocally said "NO"!

  8. You guys are such cool parents!

  9. What a sweet memory for your kids!

  10. You are awesome. I don't think I've laughed so hard or long before. Now, when I'm having a bad day, I'm coming here to see what you're up to.
    Please, don't ever stop.

  11. I just want to say thank you. Whenever I am feeling down i come on this website and it just makes me happy. Thank you very much.

  12. You are awesome. Seriously.

  13. You are amazing! What memories! Wait until you have grandkids to do this for! What a feel good thing in this world full of sorrow and mayhem!

  14. well that's just amazing mate... so funny

  15. JAJAJAJAJA me encantas! en serio, eres el mejor :DD