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 4, 2014

4th of July, 2014 - Monterey/Pacific Grove, CA

We LOVE Monterey and the ocean house, and it's even better at the 4th of July. We were able to go down with my whole family this time, and had so much fun!

4th of July parade in downtown Monterey.

Madeline and cute cousins.

Nora can't help moving any time music comes on... this time she was dancing to the belly dancer music from the parade. She was much cuter to watch than the actual belly dancers.

The whole crew. I'll blow it up for you....

....because my mom, obviously. :)

There we go, that's better.

This is how Jack spent the parade.

We went to a fair in Carmel after the parade in Monterey. There was a sack race, and Owen decided to do it. Normally he is very timid, and doesn't do great in things like this and then gets really sad/embarrassed. I was just like him as a kid, so it kills me to watch him be so timid. He did great in this race, though - the other kid fell down three times and totally cheated (he didn't go all the way to the end before turning around). Owen didn't fall down once, went all the way to the turn around, and nearly beat the other kid. He was about 5 years younger, though, and so the other kid was a lot faster. I was so proud of Owen for trying. He was super happy to get a prize. :)

The whole family in 4th of July gear.

Cute Lexie, Ryan, Katelyn, and Aubrey.

This little dolly is a professional drama queen.

But she can usually be persuaded. :)

Cute mom and dad.

I love this picture, obviously.

Wacky Mad and Kev.

The three "little kids", Becca, Kevin, and Madeline.

All the grandkids.

Becca did some awesome nail art on everyone!

Pretty sure my kids are the cutest. :)

LOVE them. So much.

S'mores over the barbeque.

Nora and Owen's first time doing fireworks (they're pretty much illegal everywhere in CA, except in certain towns, so we've never done them). Nora and Owen loved the sparklers and poppers, but got freaked out by everything else.

Exploring the tide pools the next day.

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