Archive for July, 2008

Who’s taking care of the baby? – Superdad!

Posted in kids on July 7th, 2008 by stormy – Be the first to comment

I’m in Istanbul (for work) right now. One of the things that always amazes me is the number of people that ask "who’s taking care of the baby?" Frank, of course!

Taking care of two kids and working full time is tough but Frank does a great job. The kids get to eat a few more hot dogs than when I’m home. (Not because I cook them any thing else but because I don’t like hot dogs so Frank doesn’t cook them when I’m home.) They have to get up earlier in the morning and the youngest spends an hour or two more in day care than normal. But all in all I think Frank does an excellent job and they enjoy their guy time.

So now why doesn’t anybody ask, when Frank is hunting, "who’s cooking??"

Fishing in South Dakota

Posted in fishing, kids on July 5th, 2008 by stormy – Be the first to comment

We just got back from a week in South Dakota. It was a very busy week of relaxing. We got to go fishing just about every day.

One of my favorite places to fish is by the dam in Flandreau, South Dakota. It’s beautiful. You can sit in the shade, enjoy the breeze, watch giant carp jump in the middle of the river – or watch them try not to fall over the dam.

One kiddo got to see lots of  fish, "FISH! NEMO!" and the other one caught a couple.

I chatted with my 91 year old grandmother – who is still upset we were throwing the fish back in the water!

And no one got too wet – although we did get a frantic wave and holler from a guy across the river when our 7 year old decided to see if he could actually catch a fish falling over the dam.

It was a good time. (Although I am looking forward to the days when I can go back to reading my book and Frank can enjoy just fishing. I am now a pro at untangling fishing line.)