Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Brevard Music Center

Kiwi Gelato returns to the Brevard Music Center for the second summer season. This is a photo of me and grandad helping out Mommy on Sunday. We sold almost 100 gelatos and I had a grand time smiling and making "raspberries" at the customers in line. We hope to have another big weekend as it is the 4th of July. Will let you know. Cheers!

A Day Trip to the NC Arboretum

You can take the Blue Ridge Parkway to the NC Arboretum, making for a fantastic summer day trip. I can't wait to take Grandma and Grandpa Coadwell when they come to visit for it will be just as beautiful in the autumn. My favorite thing was the Bonsai exhibit. Who knew tiny trees were so interesting and artisitc? Gus and I had a picnic and posed for the camera on a big rock. So far, I'm really enjoying my first summer.

Friday, June 26, 2009

More Charlotte Trip Photos

The first three photos are at Aunt Brandi's house. Did I tell you how awesome Jax the Puppy is? I also enjoyed meeting Jen Kresky an old PA friend of mom and Brandi's as well as watching sports on TV with Uncle Chad. Good times! In the last photo, I'm playing with my pal Olivia's really fun, musical cube. I hope someday mommy and daddy buy me one because I really liked it. It made me laugh heaps.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Doggie Daze

I took a trip to Charlotte this weekend and it was all about DOGS! What a cool animal. It tickles when they lick your face. I was so enterntained. My Aunt Brandi and Uncle Chad just got their wee Jax. He is just 7 weeks old. The other doggie is Millie and that is her sister Olivia. They both made me laugh a whole lot. We also got to visit Landon and Henry and their new little sister, Laura, just 2 weeks old (first photo). Needless to say I had a great time in Charlotte, belly laughing along sde my new canine friends.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Lake Photos

I was waiting for photos from other sources, thus the delay in this posting. But I couldn't not tell everyone about meeting my way cool cousins, Dominic and Luca and their way cool parents Rhonda and Chuck Monterra. They live in Denver, Colorado, which I hope to visit when I'm older. I loved hanging with the boys on the dock. Cousin Ben also stopped over that afternoon for a beer and a swing. And the photo of Daddy in the kids chair cracks me up so I wanted to share that photo as well. I love the lake life. A big shout out to MiMi for always being such a wonderful hostess. We appreciate you! Hey, look how high the water level is!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mommy Apologizes

My apologies for the sideways view in the video. I noticed after it was uploaded and given the time that took I felt our followers would be able to deal. Rion is a wee jumping bean!

Jumping Bean

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hot and Humid

Boy, it can get mighty muggy at the lake. Mommy and I were dressing minimally in an effort to stay cool.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kissing Cousins

I was very excited to meet my first cousin once removed, Baelynn. We had fun getting to know one another. My first kiss!

Boys Day Out

Daddy teased me and said Adam, me and him were going to Hooters Restaurant for the big "boys' day out", so I was quite surprised when all I saw were waterfalls. Oh well, I got to hang with the bros and that was awesome!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Riverside View

"Hey Miles."
"Yes Rion."
"Check-out those chicks in the water."
"Yeah. I think they're in their underwear."
"Really? Cool."
"Hey Rion."
"Yes Miles."
"How does that book taste?"
"Pretty good. How is that rubber ring?"

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Day with Grandma and Grandad

While mommy was hanging with her peeps in the big city of Asheville, I was chillin' with Grandma and Grandad at the mountain crib. I was the perfect angel, following directions, cleaning my plate, taking naps and even singing in church. I love their wee dog, he doesn't bite, shed or smell. Perhaps the Obama's should have thought of him for the First Dog.

Six Months and Teeth to Prove It

I had two trips to the doc last week. One for the rash of course, and another for my six month check-up. I weighed in at 15 lbs. 9 oz and 26 inches tall, with a head circumference of 17 1/2 inches. I'm not the largest boy in the country, but my daddy says size doesn't matter. I do have, not just one, but two teeth surfacing quite nicely and my mommy has taught me how to brush them as you can see in the photo. It's important to get a good start on healthy dental hygiene!

Mr. Blotchy

Ha Ha Ha. Daddy really knows how to give a nickname. This rash was no laughing matter. The photo does not give it justice. I was covered in red, hot blotches from head to toe, literally! Feeling better now. We think it may have been the suncreen and/or the organic brown rice cereal. Who knew?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Final Stop Before Home: The Bower's Family

The Bower's Family: Tom (not pictured), Corrie the Mommy, Ben, the eldest, Brooke the Middle Child and Blair the Youngest. These folks really know how to par-TAY!

Rion Caodwell Table 14: The Wedding @Gibson Island

It was a perfect day for a wedding and what a gorgeous location. Being a mountain boy I was not use to all the open space of the Cheasapeake Bay (that's the Bay Bridge in the background of the photo of mom and me). The sun was shining and the bride was glowing. Mommy wanted me to mention the delicious crabcakes that were served at dinner. Maryland is famous for their crabcakes. The random man in the first photo is Simon from Christchurch, small world. He too is married to an American woman. Supposedly he grew up one street over from Daddy but did not go to Burnside High, somewhere else, I need to ask daddy again and get back to you. We left the wedding around 9:30pm, boy I was pooped from all the dancing, and drove all the way to Salem, VA, five hours. I was not too thrilled about this leg of the trip. But was did make it to Corrie's house safe and sound and had a lovely day with the Bower's family. See below.

A Day in Annapolis

We toured the US Naval Academy campus and met a duck, not a sailor. The seaman had graduated the weekend before so it was fairly calm on campus. We also walked along the marina and up around this quaint, historic port town.

Second Stop: The Rehearsal Dinner

Once again, I was a picture perfect traveler, although I did let mom and dad know when I was ready to stop for a break, this time in Front Royal, VA. We made it across D.C. in about an hour and half from our stop and checked in at the hotel in Annapolis with plenty of time to spare before the rehearsal dinner. I enjoyed the hotel, it had a pool and everything. The cook-out was pretty much rained out, but the bride and groom were in good spirits as you can see in the photo. Renee was looking ravishing and as you'll see in the next post, even more so the next day at the wedding. There was a herring bird hanging out on the point of Gibson Island, the location for the dinner and wedding. It was so elegant. Good times.

Monday, June 1, 2009

My First Road Trip

Head out on the highway...looking for adventure or whatever comes my way. Born to be wild! Sing it along with me...Born to be Wild! The first leg of my first road trip was from Brevard, NC to Lexington, VA. We left at 9:00am and arrived at the Leasures promptly at 3:00pm. I was a real champ. I slept the first three hours while Mommy was driving. We stopped at a quaint wee rest stop in rural VA where I got to see some cows and I went back to sleep for the duration of our trip. Glen and Peggy were gracious hosts' and we all enjoyed a delicious dinner together followed by a pancake breakfast in the morning. Next stop, Annapolis, Maryland.

Fresh Out of the Tub: Mommy's Angel