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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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ocean house videos

We love the rocky beach!
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Dancing kids, aquarium highlights, digging in the sand, and the first Jack smile we've caught on camera.
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Sibling love

Owen and Nora love each other so much. Owen loves taking care of his younger sister, and Nora wants to do everything he does. They have their moments where they are best enemies instead of best friends, but for the most part they're inseparable. They come up with so many funny games. I love watching them together.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Jack's first Ocean House trip - Memorial Day, 2014

So excited to be going to the ocean house!



The bird guy on Fisherman's Wharf basically forced Nora to hold a bird, even though we told him she'd cry. He said all kids liked birds..... and guess what, her parents were right, she freaked out and cried.




Crepes for breakfast on the wharf!


Owen being Tarzan.

Exploring the old historic Monterey houses and gardens.


Pizza My Heart in Monterey... not as good as the original in Capitola, but we still liked it.

Cannery Row.

Going to church.


I love little boy church clothes. :)

Digging.






Serious little guy.

Sunset pictures on the rocky beach.

This wave nearly got me and Nora... the tide was coming in, and we turned our backs one too many times.


Jack's first time at the beach.






At the new exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Jack didn't see much of the aquarium... mostly just the underside of my nursing cover...



Even though the train is technically closed, we still had to take a picture with Jack. We LOVE that train, and hope it opens soon!

Rolly slide! A Dennis the Menace park classic.




We wiped these kids out.

Can't even handle the drive home.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

More Jack

We are loving this squishy little guy. Owen and Nora are super proud of him. Whenever someone in a public place says hi to us, Nora says "This is my baby. His name is Gakson." She calls him "baby Gak" or "Gaksie". Owen is very protective of Jack and is super helpful. He knows right where all the baby stuff is and loves to help me get it. He is great at talking to Jack and giving him his pacifier to calm him down. 



One of our favorite outfits that Owen had... Jack's a bit smaller in it. :)


LOVE those wrinkles. 

Jack is by far my lightest baby - lightest eyes and hair.

We have a picture of Owen in this exact same position. :)


Owen loves to hold Jack.


Love these cute siblings. They always want Jack right next to them.








Jack doesn't have Nora and Owen's crazy toes... his are pretty straight and nicely lined up.


His ankles bend at an astonishingly weird angle.


Sleepy smiles.


First bath at home.


So warm in his towel.

Nora loves Jack... sometimes a little too much. :) She tries to be gentle, though.



First bath in the tub. He didn't love it. :)

That's better!