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, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014




We went to so many fun Halloween activities this year! We did Owen's school parade and carnival, the Pleasanton downtown scavenger hunt, the Pleasanton Stake Halloween carnival, trick-or-treating in Alamo Plaza with cousins, a Halloween cookie party with grandma Farrell, pumpkin carving, and of course trick-or-treating! We love making our own costumes and spend a lot of time each year coming up with themes. The kids had just recently checked out Alice in Wonderland from the library, and Nora decided she wanted to be the Queen of Hearts. We kind of went crazy from there. :)

We went trick-or-treating this year on 2nd Street in Pleasanton. It's a downtown street with a ton of old beautiful houses that EVERYONE trick-or-treats at. Seriously, everyone - we were walking shoulder to shoulder down the sidewalk, and getting candy at each house took 5-10 minutes because we had to get through the crowd. It was especially difficult with Nora, who is so short that she can't be seen in a crowd. She nearly got run over several times. We had a blast, though, and were sad that we didn't know about this street in the past few years that we've been here.



Scavenger-hunting at the bookstore on Main Street in Pleasanton.


That hat was pretty heavy for Owen - he carried it most of the time.


Mad Hatter!

Queen of Hearts! This dress was a pain to make (mostly because Nora is waaaay smaller than the measurements for her size - I had to take in the dress a ton after I had made it). I love how it turned out, though!

Alice and the White Rabbit


Those lips just kill me.

The Cheshire Cat.

The whole crew


Pumpkins! Yes, I always make my children strip when doing something messy. Maybe one day when we have a washer and dryer they'll be able to keep their clothes on. :)

Owen's school parade! He was definitely the most handsome kid out there.


Owen's class all dressed up.

Cousins at the Alamo Plaza trick-or-treat.

Jack and Aubrey pestering each other.


Love these cute faces.



Train ride!

After trick-or-treating.




video


We don't have to take all the dairy out of Nora's candy this year! She's so excited.


Is there anything cuter than a baby with bunny ears? I think not.


The all-important candy sorting.

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