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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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Homemade presents

With our car blowing up shortly before Christmas and a new baby coming in two months, we didn't really have a huge Christmas budget. We decided to make a lot of the gifts we gave for Christmas. I got really lucky in marrying Matt that not only does he tolerate the crazy amount of crafting/sewing/picture taking/cooking that I do (and the mess that goes along with it), but he himself loves to create things and do projects. Here are some of the things we made for Christmas. 

Owen is a really creative kid and is always coming up with imaginative games to play. I wanted to give him some
dress-up clothes so he could be some of the characters that he pretends.

All accessories for all his costumes came from a local party store, Boswells, for less than $16 for everything (including his fireman hat and the cowboy accessories below). I LOVE Boswells.

He's not quite as into superheros, but he still thinks this outfit is pretty cool.

Ever since Owen was Buzz for Halloween, he's been asking if he could be Woody for next Halloween. Literally, if not every day then every other day he asks me when we're going to get him a Woody costume, so I decided just to make one for him for Christmas. He loves this costume!
Matt needed a better place to store his wood carving tools besides in a plastic bag, so I made him this tool-roll. It didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted it, but it works.

Matt carved me this Harry Potter wand for Christmas. Isn't it awesome? He stained it when he was done. Owen and I have been playing what he calls "Shoop" with it. We point the wand at each other and say "Shoop! You're a (fill-in-the-blank)." I've been a couch, a lamp, a desk, and many other things. :) Owen turned Matt into a Mythbuster the other day, and then promptly informed him to "start cooking!". Apparently one wand in the house isn't enough... Matt's planning on making one for Owen soon. :)

And this post would not be complete without some booty-shaking by Owen. :)

He's the best booty shaker around!

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