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, February 25, 2013

Nora's first birthday party

We had Nora's first birthday party at the park where I had my first birthday. We had a picnic then went back to grandma Bromley's house for cake.
Birthday baby with daddy

Jason and Lindsay helping Owen do the slackline

Nora and Katelyn picnic-ing

I made Nora's "one" shirt specially for her birthday

This girly loves her daddy.

I have pictures of me at 1 year in my pink birthday dress swinging at this park... so we had to do it for Nora. 

She got a lot of help with her presents from Owen. ;)

Reading with Lexie and Katelyn

This face is a pretty accurate depiction of how she felt about her birthday cake.
Not sure what to think.

Not a fan.... she didn't know why we were all singing at her and waiting for her to smash her cake.

Owen was the same way at his first birthday party... my kids don't like to get dirty. :)

Poor baby, being force-fed birthday cake, ha!

We tried again later on at home with some of her birthday cupcakes.

Yeah right, mom!

She ended up eating this cupcake pretty unwillingly with only one finger at a time.

Happy birthday, baby girl.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


This baby loves cookies. Can you tell? I have a series of photos of Owen doing the exact same thing. :)

I gave this girl an Oreo and came back two minutes later to find this. YUM.

Yeah, I know it was you.

More cookie, mom!

Thursday, February 14, 2013


I have the best job... playing at home all day with my two crazies. Owen has recently become interested in taking pictures, so I'll often hand the camera to him and let him snap away, or (more often) we set the camera to timer and do a whole bunch of silly faces in a row. I love the crazy faces these kids can do.

Make this picture bigger and check out Nora's "crazy eyes". Hilarious.

What up, mom?!

This was an Owen picture. :)

These two are best friends.

She LOVES watching Owen.

He's so funny!

One of Nora's favorite things to do is pull Owen's hair and smack him in the face while he's reading books. They both think it's the most hilarious thing. :)

Nora was DONE. In case you couldn't tell.

Playing in their fort under the table.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Family hikes

One of our family goals this year is to go on a hike or adventure every month. These pictures are from the hike we did in the hills west of Dublin. It was a beautiful day, and we had a great time!

We made it! That's 580 in the background, looking toward Dublin/Pleasanton.

We found this little shrine thingy at the top... of course we had to take pictures with it.

Owen found a geocache!

Matt and Owen took turns jumping off this.... thingy. 

Don't let the previous pictures fool you... Owen and Nora spent most of the time riding in style and eating all the snacks. :)

We could see San Francisco and the ocean from the top of the hill!