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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Friday, July 20, 2012

Troy and Mary's visit to California

Matt's aunt Mary and her husband Troy and their kids came to California in April and stayed with Matt's family. We were able to go with them on a day trip to San Francisco as well as a great trip down to Monterey. 

Ice cream at Fenton's Creamery in Oakland.

About to take a tour of the USS Pampanito submarine in San Francisco.

The submarine freaked Owen out... I'm not sure, but I think he was feeling claustrophobic. Usually he's such a fearless kid that it was weird seeing him so scared.

Nora laying on the "do not climb here" sign on one of the bunks in the submarine.

Owen, Nora, me, Matt's mom, and Jenny (Matt's sister).

Much happier now that we're out of the submarine.

Riding a horse in the Musee Mecanique in San Francisco.

The Musee Mecanique is full of old arcade games, most of which only cost a quarter or two to operate. It's free to get in, and totally fun to walk around and see all the different games. Matt and Owen are looking at a huge mechanical fair.

Jenny and Corbin listening to a player piano.

Matt and Owen playing a bowling game.

Matt trying to beat this arm wrestling dude (you might recognize this guy from the "Princess Diaries" movie)...

...and failing spectacularly.

Troy trying his luck.

Matt and Owen playing whack-a-mole. I LOVE Owen's face in this one... he was having so much fun.

At the beach in Monterey with some of Matt's siblings, some of Troy and Mary's kids, Jon and Sarah's kids, and Owen.

Mary with Jon and Sarah's Ellie.

Owen doesn't like the water, if you couldn't tell. :)

Matthew and Owen playing in the sand. I love that even though they're a good ten feet apart and not playing with each other, they're in the exact same position. How I love little boys. :)

Trevor, Owen, and Matthew in the water.

Digging in the sand.

The three little boys.

We celebrated Jenny's birthday while we were in Monterey.

Fij, Maggie, and Cheryl.

Three cute cousins watching a movie in the early hours of the morning while the moms tried to get some more sleep.

Trevor on the rolling slide at Dennis the Menace park.

Owen at Dennis the Menace. 

We enjoyed getting to see Troy and Mary and their family. We don't have the resources to be able to make it up to Idaho to visit, so it was nice to have them come here - and Owen loved meeting Trevor and getting to play with him. He called him "my new friend Trevor" the whole time. :)

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