The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's official...

He crawls. He figured it out yesterday. It's still not very pretty - involves much flopping on his belly - but he's got it. He can move wherever he wants. He also figured out today how to get from his belly back to sitting, so he's not just stuck anymore when he's on his tummy. The only place he gets stuck is when he's on his back. He's really good at turning over when he's on something soft (our bed, his crib, the changing table, etc.), but for some reason, he has a hard time when he's on our hard floor.

Anyway.... no videos yet. But they're coming soon. Time to babyproof...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mother's Day visitors and Owen's new trick

Matt's mom came out to visit us over Mother's Day weekend. We also got to see Sarah (Matt's brother's wife) and her two kids Emma and Matthew. We haven't seen them since Christmas, and it was really great to catch up and hang out. We spent the weekend pretty much just chilling so Owen could spend lots of time with grandma Farrell. We took walks and played outside, and were treated to dinner at Olive Garden and a delicious pot roast for Mother's Day dinner. It was a great weekend! (By the way Sarah - we have Emma's green cell phone. We found it in our toy box a few days ago. We'll bring it up to Idaho next weekend.)

Owen + chocolate chip cookie = love

Farrell cousin pictures... hilarious.
Matthew (1 year), Emma (3 years), Owen (6 months).

Sunday afternoon walk around the temple.

Laughing at uncle Jason while we webcammed with
the rest of Matt's family still in CA.
(Dorothy - this hat is so cute! I'll have to
put up more pictures of him in it later)

Playing outside before grandma leaves.

Owen is so close to crawling! He sticks his leg waaaay out and can turn himself all the way around on his stomach really quickly. He just can't quite go forward yet. :) I had a video of him spinning around on his tummy, but I think I deleted it in between shuffling memory cards between cameras... I'll try to get another one later.

Lol. Love this little boy.

Picnic at the duck pond!

Owen was hanging out in his crib while Matt and I were straightening up his room. All of a sudden, he pulled himself up to standing! Needless to say, we lowered his crib that night so he doesn't stand and tip out in the mornings when he wakes up.

Owen has also figured out how to get on his hands and knees from the floor... still no forward movement, but we're getting there. These pictures are blurry because he caught me by surprise and I just snapped them without looking.

Anyway... that's enough pictures for now. We've been busy since the last time we posted! Coming soon: Owen's first hike in Provo Canyon with the new hiking backpack that grandma Farrell brought up for him!

Monday, May 4, 2009


If you are having a rough day, here is a little mOtivation