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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Sunday, November 1, 2009


We had SO many Halloween activities to go to this week. There was a trunk-or-treat, library story time (with costumes), reverse trick-or-treating to our ward (we went around and gave candy to all the students in the singles ward we serve in), the BYU kids' Halloween party, our ward Halloween party, and then of course trick-or-treating on Halloween. We ended up making Owen two costumes - he was Oscar the Grouch for most of the week, and for our ward Halloween party, we all dressed up together as the Empire State Building (Matt), King Kong (Owen), and whoever the girl is... I think her name is Ann (me). We made all the costumes, which was fun, but I don't think we'll be doing that again. My mom and grandma stepped in at the last minute (they were visiting so they could go wedding dress shopping with Lexie) and helped me finish up the costumes.

Anyway, enough talk. Here are the pictures!

Owen did not like having a unibrow drawn on. :)


Something about the unibrow made everything Owen did 10 times funnier.

After trick-or-treating our ward, we went and visited Michelle and Olivia, and had dinner with them in the Cannon Center. Thanks, Michelle!

Does it make me a bad mom that this next picture cracks me up?

Matt had a little too much fun with the Halloween makeup. :)

At BYU's Halloween party for kids. Owen loves this pumpkin... he rolls it around the house all day.

Picking out a prize at the cake walk.

Costume parade!

Owen was the Grand Prize winner for the best costume at the BYU party!

These were his prizes... a trophy and one of those sticks that makes noise when you shake it. He thought it was pretty cool. :)

King Kong and the Empire State Building at the bishop's cabin for the ward Halloween party.

...and me with them as King Kong's girl Ann. I wore sweats under that dress - it was so cold!

King Kong fell asleep on the way home.

Getting his first haircut... daddy had to bribe him with goldfish.


After. Not a huge difference, but enough to make it far less shaggy than before.

Trick-or-treating on Halloween to all the freshman living in Wyview. They gave out great candy!

By the third door or so, Owen had it figured out. He'd knock, and then stand there with his hand out ready to grab some candy from the bowl.

Taking a candy break... and a break from his garbage can!

Checking out all the candy he got.

Cousin dinner at Cafe Rio with all the BYU Bromley cousins... from L-R: Janessa, Jacob, Kelly (not a cousin - she's Jake's girlfriend), Lexie, Hilary, Josh, Brant, Jocelyn, David, Owen, me, and Matt. We love having so many cousins up here!

Playing with the light sticks Matt's mom sent Owen.