Though the World is Fast Asleep

10 Jul


This time of night was once quiet. I expected it to change when Gretchen arrived. I did not expect William and Elisabeth to be the ones crying or up more than her. It seems our middle Tweedles have acquired an internal alarm that goes off, waking them to call out to Daddy and Mommy, while their baby sister is actually sleeping.

This is only a season of our lives though, and it will go by too quickly. As Jen remarked tonight, before we know it William will be in high school keeping us up for bigger reasons than getting out of his bed. Therefore, I will cherish him getting up and coming to our bedroom wearing his Superman pajamas and carrying his Pooh stuffed animal. I will also cherish Elisabeth crying and calling my name after William finally goes to sleep. And I will cherish Robert being the only child to fall asleep and sleep through the chaos every night.

This being said, children, please go to sleep right now. All of you.

Love, Daddy


It’s A Girl!

6 Jun

I am very happy to announce that my wife gave birth to our fourth child and second daughter this morning. Gretchen Isolde Aycock arrived on June 6, 2014 at 1:44 a.m. She is 7lb 13oz and 21″ long. Welcome to the world, Gretchen!

Gretchen Isolde Aycock

Gretchen Isolde Aycock

Proud to be a Daddy again

Proud to be a Daddy again

What a blessing you are, baby girl. We are in love with our newest little princess!

Our Disney Land

21 May

Last month I wrote a post about Walt Disney’s dream of creating a place where parents and their children could have fun together. In my quest to learn as much as I can about Uncle Walt, I have become obsessed with Disney history and vintage Disneyland. I know there are many Disney fan pages and blogs out there, but too often they have inaccurate information. So, I decided to start my own special community Facebook page for the man so many of us love dearly.

Like Uncle Walt’s dream, Our Disney Land has been created for Disney fans to come together and have fun sharing memories and stories. If you love Walt Disney and enjoy vintage Disney Parks, this “land” is for you. Our Disney Land is meant to be a place that portrays Uncle Walt and his amazing contributions to the world in a fun and educational way. Feel free to join us!

Our Disney Land is on Facebook

Here age relives fond memories of the past—and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Our Disney Land is dedicated to the fans, the memories and the magic that Uncle Walt created—with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.

Happy Mother’s Day

11 May Happy-Mothers-Day-Mickey-Mouse

Happy Mother’s Day, Moms!



Thinking of all the moms out there as all well as those of you who may be missing your mom (even more) today. <3


For more magical Disney-inspired Mother’s Day cards, check out Disney Mother’s Day Cards Sure to Warm Your Heart on Oh My Disney!


Date Nite at Disneyland

9 May

Bob Aycock |

For #FlashbackFriday today I decided to share a few images on Facebook and Twitter of Disneyland’s “Date Nites” from the 50s and 60s. I shared this great piece by Brice Croskey without knowing it was a modern design. I thought it was a vintage ad and, based off the interactions I have received on Twitter, many others did as well. Great job on this, Brice!

Originally posted on Progressland:


Here’s a piece I did based off Disneyland’s famous “Date Nite at Disneyland” events of old. I even borrowed the “Santa Ana Freeway” subtext straight from some of the vintage advertisements. I also had fun replicating the train station and trying to get the lights to “glow” as well as getting the overall color balance just right. Hope you enjoy!

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