Dad Gift 2017

This is a little tradition I started a few years ago. Every year, I give my kids one "dad gift" which comes directly from me. With the move and the wedding this year, I made it very easy on myself and took everyone on a quick trip to the happiest place on earth.

The idea of Disneyland is a simple one. It will be a place for people to find happiness and knowledge. It will be a place for parents and children to share pleasant times in one another’s company; a place for teachers and pupils to discover greater ways of understanding and education. Here the older generation can recapture the nostalgia of days gone by, and the younger generation can savor the challenge of the future. - Walt Disney

We had a great day climbing through both parks and building great memories together! I love this crazy bunch.

Thanks Walt!

Quietly making noise,

Eeek! Large Walking Mice!

theMangoTimes has taken another quick trip to Southern California for a few days of pirates, honey-pots and Tomorrowland adventure.  This was just a trip for the two oldest Mangoboys...they had two full days of scouring Walt's place, jumping between the Magic Kingdom and California Adventure.  We had a great time together with a lot of laughs...our guys had a great time together and the two of us felt like we were on an extended date with time to stroll and enjoy the warm sunshine (and churros!).  One interesting note is the large amount of overheard crying and whining from kids that weren't quite getting what they wanted (so much for the happiest place on earth?).


Mangoboys pose with "Mater"


"Where is Alice?"


"Avast ye Scurvy Scum!"

Quietly making noise,