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, October 24, 2010

Owen's birthday party

Ok, I will be the first one to admit that I went a little overboard with Owen's party. However, we decided that since we're so close to a lot of our family right now, we might as well have a big party to celebrate. That, and all the Cars stuff was marked down for clearance at the party store. :) Anyway, we had a lot of fun with plans for Owen's party, and I think everyone enjoyed coming. Most importantly, Owen absolutely loved that everything around him was Cars and Lightning McQueen, and he had a great day.

Daddy surprised Owen with a Lightning McQueen balloon when he woke up in the morning.

Chocolate chip Mickey Mouse pancake for breakfast.

Owen's Lightning McQueen cake. You don't even want to know how much food coloring went into that red frosting. Really.

I must say that I was pretty darn proud of how well the cake turned out, but I will also say that next year, Owen's getting a 13x9 cake that's not even coming out of the pan.

Part of the decorations.

This was Ramone's House of Body Art (from the Cars movie) - we had wooden cars that people could paint, just like in the movie.

Among his many other talents, Matt is a very good artist, and drew these sweet backdrops of places from Radiator Springs. This one is Luigi's Casa della Tires, complete with the Leaning Tower of Tires.

This is Flo's V8 Cafe, where we served 'motor oil' and 'washer fluid'.

This is Ramone's House of Body Art.


We served food in the back of various dumptrucks.

Tow Mater's Fish Pond had prizes for all the kids.

Owen getting started on painting his car.

My mom helping Owen whack the pinata that Matt's mom brought. I'm not quite sure Owen gets it yet.

Free-for-all for candy.

Owen was a bit clueless about the whole thing, but thought it was pretty great that we let him pick up tons of candy.

Opening presents - he got a broom from Grandma Bromley, because he loves to help clean.

He loved all of his new books, and almost wouldn't put them down to open anything else.

Now he's getting into it. :)

Cheeser.

Saying thank you to everyone.

Our present to Owen was a teepee that we made.


Singing happy birthday to himself.

Blowing out his candle.

We had tons of fun with everyone, and got to see almost all of our family in the area. Owen loved all the attention and especially all the Cars stuff. I'm pretty sure he'd be willing to have a birthday every day, but I'm definitely glad it's over with. :) Can't believe my big boy is already two years old. Love you Owen!

5 comments:

Cami said...

Overboard or not, it's well documented and looks like SO much fun!! That cake is AWESOME! And you need to email me and tell me how you made that teepee because I think my kids need one! Happy Birthday, Owen!

Tiffany D. said...

Oh wow, what a lucky 2 year old! Now I feel REALLY bad I did NOTHING for Chloe's 2nd birthday! I'm sure Owen had a blast, what fun!!! :)

Laura, Ella, and a Pair of Toms said...

OH my gosh!! How fun!! :) Can I just say that birthday cake is AMAZING!!!!! And two thumbs up for all the decorations! So cute!!

Vindie said...

Wow you are incredible! That cake is awesome! So glad Owen had a good birthday! He is SO cute!

The Fox Family said...

Wow go yoU! I love everything, but the cake is my favorite. That is amazing!!