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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Monday, October 18, 2010

Two years old!

Our sweet little boy will be two this Friday, October 22. I can't believe he's already this old! The past two years have gone by way too quickly, and although I miss every second of those two years, I'm loving watching Owen grow and learn new things each day. Here's a glimpse of what he's like right now (it's pretty long, but this is mainly so that I can remember these things about him):

Things he loves to do:
-read any kind of book, over and over
-color - he would be content to color through all the paper we had in the house if we let him
-do puzzles/figure things out - he loves playing matching games, looking for hidden things, and doing puzzles
-play outside - he's very active, and likes to do anything physical. He's a great jumper and climber.
-watch movies (and sometimes he'll throw out random movie quotes - he'll add a "dragon warrior!!!" into conversations)
-sing songs - he knows the words to about a dozen songs, and likes to sing them with mommy
-ask questions ("what's that?")
-watch "fly Mater" online (the CarsToons about Mater - especially 'Unidentified Flying Mater')
-take "bubble tubbies"

Owen, 3 days

Funny things he says:
-he calls umbrellas "Obamas" (no, we didn't teach him that - that's just how he says it)
-when he answers the phone, he says "hello hi!" or "how's it going?"
-when someone leaves the house, he says "see ya later! Have fun!"
-he calls hippos "hobos"
-zebras are "yeezbas"
-he calls tissues "nex", and loves to blow his nose with them ("please mommy, have a nex?")
-before he answers any question, he says "I don't know" and then he'll say the answer (for example, when asked what color his shirt is, he says "I don't know it's yellow")
-he says "oh my gosh!" (apparently I say that too much)
-kisses are "tisses" and cows are "tows"
-he has so many grandparents here that he calls whichever one he's not with "the other grandma"
-he likes to say, "Guess what Mom?..." then he whispers "Spanikopita". Then he laughs at how funny he is.


Owen, 6 months

Things he knows:
-he can count to ten (he also knows most of the numbers between 10 and 20, but can't yet put them in order)
-about half of his letters (and he can draw an "O" and a "W")
-his colors
-how to take his clothes (including his diaper) off, and put his shoes on
-he recognizes his name when it's written, as well as the word "stop", and we're working on other sight words
-he can tell you his full name as well as his mommy and daddy's names


Owen, 1 year

Funny things he does:
-every morning, he "shaves" with daddy's electric razor and puts on daddy's deodorant
-he loves to dance to any music, particularly "Kung Fu Fighting" and "Move It" (from the Madagascar movies)
-he can knock his knees and "raise the roof"
-he doesn't like to be dirty - he says "oh no, dirty!" and asks me to "wash-a hannies" (wash his hands)
-sometimes he calls me "Nicki"
-he makes the wackiest faces
-when we sing "Old MacDonald", he makes us sing that "on this farm he had a helicopter" instead of animals
-he loves to clean, and has often been found pulling wipes or dryer sheets of out their boxes by the fistful in order to clean everything around him. He also gets scoops of laundry soap (when the box isn't tightly closed), tosses them on the floor, and then rubs it around - when I find him, he tells me he's cleaning.


Owen, 18 months

Favorite things to eat:
-"mac-a-noodles"
-"chockit milky"
-"hot doggies"
-"beans" (jelly beans - he says "please mommy, have a bean?")
-grapes, apples, bananas
-applesauce
-any candy or cookies he can get out of his many grandparents


Owen, 2 years

What makes this boy so sweet?
-he's very cuddly - he loves to hold my hand, sit on my lap, and before every bedtime we have to "cuddle mommy sing a song"
-he's very polite - generally very obedient and very good at saying "please" and "thank you"
-he loves to give kisses, hugs, and to "hold you, mommy"
-he tells me he loves me all day long
-when he climbs into bed with me in the morning, he scoots up next to me, puts his arm around my neck, and gives me a big kiss
-when he leaves nursery each Sunday, he says "thank you, teacher"
-he can just about say his bedtime prayers by himself, and he's very good at folding his arms and closing his eyes for every prayer that's said


We love this kid so much. Happy birthday, Owen!

3 comments:

Auman Family said...

Cute Boy! I'm so glad I get to see him all the time and watch him learn!

Georgie said...

wow, Nicki, that party looks awesome! Good job! I bet Owen loved it.

Maryam said...

Oh, this is so sweet. You need to print it out for his baby book.