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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Wednesday, August 29, 2012


We spent a great week up at Lake Tahoe with Matt's family for the Farrell family reunion. We hung out together around the house, spent a couple days at the lake, had a girls' day and a boys' day, and just had a great time in general. What a beautiful place Tahoe is! We loved it.

Owen getting used to the water. It was actually surprisingly warm... we didn't get enough rain last winter, which means little snow in the mountains, which means that the lake is a lot warmer than normal. We loved it!

Trying not to sink in our raft filled with water

Poor Owen got sunscreen in his eye and got overheated in the sun. He got to cuddle with grandma instead, and fell almost immediately asleep.

Owen getting ready to play cornhole! Matt's dad made four cornhole boards and his mom made the bean bags. We  played tons of cornhole tournaments.

Owen in action

Hanging out in the family room

The three little kids working on the craft that Jenny and Fij put together for them... they loved painting their own birdhouses.

Pretty serious about his painting. :)

Matt resting his seriously burned legs (as of this writing - two weeks later - they're still red and hurting. Not good).

Aaaand... the back view of the craft table. Owen doesn't have "paint" clothes so yes, he paints in his underwear. Toy Story underwear, to be exact. :)

The kids and the girls working on another craft. 

Matt whipping me in chess.

Family singing time

Grandma at the piano

Game night - trying to get the Oreos from their foreheads to their mouths without using their hands. Check out Jason's Oreo flip!

Jenny working hard

"Junk in the Trunk" - Michelle, Debbie, and Lindsay trying to shake all the ping pong balls out of their boxes

...and the little kids at the same game. Owen, Emma, and Matthew shaking their stuff.

Jon, Fij, and Jason trying to move as many Skittles as they can from one bowl to another by suction

Trying to get as many hits on the pedometer attached to their heads - Jenny, Fij, and Jason - and Ellie wondering what in the world they're doing.

Lindsay mid-head shake. 

Love Michelle's serious concentration

Ellie hanging out on the deck

Jon helping Owen fish for squirrels using leftover bread

It was really hot... we spent a lot of time in front of the fan.

Cutie little girl

Owen's finished birdhouse!

The cousins jumping off the couch

Us at the lake!

Girls day! We had lunch together and then window shopped around the town. We all threw pennies in this cute wishing well.... with Fij, Michelle, Lindsay, Sarah, Jenny, and Debbie

And more girls day... pedicures and manicures. Work it, Jenny.

Owen got sick and had a hard couple of days. Grandma made sure to cuddle him a lot.

Lindsay our manicure specialist, painting Fij's nails.

Nora letting daddy know how hungry she is...

....and mommy.

It surprised her when I got her back. :)

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