Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Part 5: Halloween Day

Halloween Day was a gorgeous Sunday. Mom dressed me in orange, plopped some ears on my head and I pretended to be a kitty cat, as I played with an actual kitty cat. Then dad and I celebrated in true kiwi spirit with a bbq. We decided as a family to skip trick-or-treating, something about a dentist bill was mentioned????






Cat fight!




Halloween Part 4B: More Halloweenfest

Crowded streets.

Mommy dressed up too. She was a Kiwi Kitty Roller Derby girl.


Halloween Part 4- Halloween Fest 2010

The kiwi costume MiMi made last year was just too good to let go to waste, so mom took it out of storage and it put to good Halloween use. Luckily the weather was heaps better than last years festivities and folks were out in full force. Little Kiwi strikes a pose.

The kiwi and the warlock.

Hey, get your paws off my beak Spot!






A close up. I became very adept at getting around with my beak. I even figured out how to eat with my beak. Although, I did not fiugre out how to wear my feet without destroying them, so I just had to wear my old shoes.





Halloween Part 3- Decorating the Shop

Mum and Dad did a great job decorating the shop in preparation for the Transylvania County HalloweenFest. Daddy even decorated the gelato and me! Check-out these creepy flavors.















Halloween Part 2- Carving the Pumpkin

Last year Grandpa Coadwell had the honor of carving our pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern, this year I was offered the honor but declined. Daddy did all the work. I actually didn't touch hide nor hair of the goey innards of the pumpkin.




Halloween Part 1: School

My first Halloween party was the Tuesday before the holiday at school. The teachers wouldn't normally allow me to sit on the table, but they made an exception for this cray kiwi posing for the camera.
My friends, the bumblee and Mr. Potato Head.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Sunday Drive on the Parkway with Pat

Our pal Pat came to visit and see some leaves this Sunday. He is so much fun, feels like one of us kids. I call him Uncle Pat, he's like family.
Courthouse Falls- we had the place to ourselves, it was so peaceful.




Graveyard Fields- we did NOT have the place to ourselves as you can see in this photo.

Posing at the Upper Falls









Monday, October 25, 2010

Helping Out at the Shop

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So what are the child labor laws anyway?

Friday, October 22, 2010

My Very Own Pumpkins

Halloween is just 12 days away, so Daddy and I went to the pumpkin patch today. Here I am showing off my very own pumpkins. See how strong I am?


My best pumpkin pals, I need to give them names.


Don't you like how the pumpkins match our house? Not sure if this is a good thing, a bad thing, or just a very strange thing!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Photo Shoot 4

Saved the best for last. These two shots are my favorite of the day. Mom says my eyes gleam in the first photo and my cheeks are too cute in the second. BRAG!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Photo Shoot 3







Fall Photo Shoot 2











A Fall Photo Shoot

Mom was camera happy this morning and I was feeling smiley, must have been the hat, or maybe the bike!
















An Autumn Bike Ride

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Climbing Poles

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I saw the cat climb up the pole of the swing and thought I could do the same. I wasn't quite as successful as Sir Ed, but I enjoyed trying.

Mt. Biker in the Making

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I looked around for a challenge, as riding down the hill became too easy, and found these logs and thought I'd ride over them with my bike. I think I'll be ready to ride in the forest by next week, I'll just keep practicing for now.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Estatoe Trail

On our way back down from Graveyard Fields, mom and I stopped in at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new trail linking downtown Brevard with Pisgah National Forest. I met up with my friend Nora and we took to breaking in the new trail. As you can see, it was a lot less windy and much warmer than it had been up on the parkway.
Run Rion Run!

Ok, stop and look at the map. We don't want to get lost.

Now, let's sit down on this nice haystack to refuel with a bottle of water. Ahhhh.







Graveyard Fields Forever

Friday morning mommy and I loaded up and took off for the Graveyard Fields on the Blue Ridge Parkway to join the leaf looking crowds. Man, was it windy! I thought I was going to blow off the ridge, but we survived and had a lovely morning amongst some gorgeous autum colors. Mom's favorite color combo is the orangey/reddish leaves against a bright, blue, clear carolina sky.
Mom wouldn't let me go as high up as the folks in the background.

The photo just doesn't do it justice.

Following the trail.


Having a picnic below the Lower Falls.




Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

SURPRISE MIMI!

PopPop had been planning a big surprise party for Mimi for months and this weekend he pulled it off. People came in from everywhere, Florida, Colorado, TN, NC and SC. Mimi will turn 60 on Monday, so the surprise was even more suprising, we got her early.


Daddy and I waiting for the birthday girl to arrive.

Aunt Chanley made this awesome cake!


SURPRISE!