Saturday, October 31, 2009

Back in the Halloween Action

Kiwi Bird digs for bugs, or candy....some of those kids were scary, don't be fooled by their cute exterior. Take a close look at the one in the top right hand corner-freaky! Oh, I got to stay up way past my bedtime. Halloween is cool. Good night!

Taking a Break From My Bird Life

The most fun I had on Halloween was when we went home and I got to play with a different costume and play with my MiMi. Of course, Mommy made me take a nap and when I woke up on went that Kiwi Bird again (see the next post).

A Kiwi Is......

Okay, okay, I'll smile, just because I like the picture of the real kiwi.

The Complete Kiwi

Here it is, the complete kiwi, beak, feet and all. MiMi made my very first Halloween costume with her own two hands. She's crafty. I actually didn't mind wearing the costume, it deflected the rain, but I wasn't in a super smiley mood, it happens.

My First Pumpkin Carving, Grandpa's Too

Goopy as! Pumpkin carving was quite fun. Grandpa Coadwell even got in on the action. He did pretty good for a Kiwi Brit who has never celebrated Halloween before. And not only is he and Grandma getting to experience an American Halloween, they are getting to experience a Transylvania County Halloween. Too bad it raining.

Halloween Morning

I think I'd just rather eat my costume if you don't mind.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Top of the Hill

You can do it. Catch-up with Lauren, Geraldine and Gus. It's just a wee hill.

The Bottom of the Hill

I have to get to where? Up there? Really? said we were picking apples, this seems a bit extreme. Did I sign-up for this tour?

Good on Ya Grandma and Grandpa

They made it to the top, no sweat. Ok, there was a little bit of sweat. It must be all those years at Mt. Cook that gives them the power to go uphill.

The Great American Autumn Apple Picking

HaHa- Sky Top Orchard is so cool it also had pumpkins. Can't wait to make my first jack-o-lantern.

Sky Top Orchard

Apple picking is my new favorite activity. All you have to do is sit in the basket and people keep handing you apples, it's great. I only had one issue, as you can see in the last photo, Gus was trying to be all extra nice to me so I'd give him one of the apples. Get your own Gus, there are plenty of apples in the orchard, as they say.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

North Carolina Arboretum

Their first Sunday here, Daddy took off work and we headed on a nice road trip to the arboretum, following a swing ride with Grandpa in the sun at home. This was my second trip and it was just as lovely as I remembered, although this go around it was chilly. I especially enjoyed a comfy, long nap on Mommys back as we hiked around.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

This One is For Mimi

Getting close to my "Summey Side."

Courthouse Falls

A Sunny Autumn Day

Grandma and Grandad didn't exactly arrive to sunny skies, but as soon as the sun did come out we headed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway for a look at the fall foilage. On our way back down we stopped at Courthouse Falls for a wee hike and a play in the leaves. I really enjoy the fall leaves falling.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Costume Fitting

SOS! Mimi is torturing me, dressing me up like a bird of some sort. How weird is that? What am I, some sort of doll that can be dressed up at one's leasure? They keep talking about this thing called "Halloween." Well, so far, it doesn't seem like a fun thing to me!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

They're Here!

Grandma and Grandpa Coadwell arrived at the Charlotte Airport at 10:28pm Wednesday evening and made it to Brevard by 1:00 am Thursday. I was fast asleep when they slipped into the house after a very long trip across the Pacific Ocean and the USA. I was super excited when I awoke and found they had finally made it to me. I have enjoyed lots of cuddles since their arrival, all in person. I must admit I was getting bored of hugging their photograph, live is much better! We are looking forward to lots of autumn fun together. I'll keep you posted on my blog, so tune in friends and family.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Food

Mommy says this pumpkin isn't that big and that we'll pick one out even bigger with Grandma and Grandpa Coadwell later in the week, but I thought it was pretty fun. I especially enjoyed chewing on the stem. 2 more sleeps until my NZ kin arrive!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fleecey Pajamas

Grandma and Grandpa Coadwell, I recommend that you pack some fleecey pj's. It's been quite chilly in the evenings. Mommy went out and bought me this warm fleecey polar bear onesie that keeps me toasty at night. Can't wait to see you. Just 3 more sleeps. Travel safely.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


"OMG! Gus, do you see what I see?"
"Yes Rion. And I still don't believe it!"

Friday, October 2, 2009

10 Months Old

As of Wednesday I am officially 10 months old, which means I can do big boy stuff like slide down slides. Here I am at the park with my friends Miles and Grayson. I really enjoy the slide. In 12 more days Grandma and Grandpa Coadwell will be here and they can take me to the park and I can show off all my new Franklin park tricks, like sliding and swinging and eating mulch off the ground.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Great Grandma Layton

Last Sunday my Great Grandma Layton, or GiGi, came to visit me in Brevard from Charlotte. We had brunch sitting outside in the sunshine. She will turn 92 years-old next month. Mom says that's pretty old, but she seemed like a spring chicken to me, sharp as a tack.