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Moses Update October 27, 2009

Posted by wintersetruss in News.

(because Lipstick gets cranky when I don’t regularly post pictures of “Mo’ Money”)



  The second weekend in October is always the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival here in Winterset.  Crafts, pioneer re-enactments and all the fried food you can eat.  Here, Moses meets an Alpaca for the first time.



  This is more his speed.  He’s an old hand at sheepherding, since we’ve been taking him out to my cousin’s farm since he was barely able to crawl.



  The next weekend, while I was busy sorting cattle with my dad, Janis took Moses out to a local farm where they have a pumpkin patch & petting zoo set up for the kids.  Here’s Mo on a pedal tractor.  Obviously, this tractor is defective, since the pedals are setting WAY too far forward for Mo to make it work.



  Here’s Mo looking for the perfect pumpkin.  He brought home four of them, so hopefully ONE of those is “perfect”.



 Last weekend, Janis took Mo over to her brother Van’s farm South of St. Charles.  I think he’s going to need a couple phone books to help him get up into the driver’s seat of Uncle Van’s tractor.  Check out his stylish fleece jacket.


  Here’s a picture to give you some perspective.

  Remember Moses’ Halloween costume from last year?  This year we’re going with a “Curious George” theme.


"Hey, look at my creepy "Uncle Michael" trick-or-treat bucket! NOW GIMME SOME CANDY!"


1. Eleven - October 27, 2009

Batman head basket….who knew?

Cute kid.

2. Lipstick - October 27, 2009

Ahhhh. Sigh. Suddenly I feel refreshed and happy. Give Moses a rib tickle from Aunt Lipstick. He’s just begging for it in that last photo!

3. kevlarchick - October 27, 2009

He’s darling! Lovely hair.

4. The Lovely Janis - October 27, 2009

Isn’t my boy just adorable. OK I am biased.

Thanks to Aunt Cathy for the fleece jacket — Its the best.

What about that treat bucket!!! Russ found it at the local Antique/Junk Mall (not sure if you would consider the bucket an antique or junk or other). What a likeness of Uncle Michael.

We’ll have to follow up with some watching football photos – two favorite words “FOOTBALL” and “TOUCHDOWN!”

5. The Lovely Janis - October 27, 2009

And Lipstick — I will give him a rib tickle — you should hear Moses giggle — some times he is called giggle-monster!!!

KC — he’s got mom’s color and dad’s curls– I hated to cut his curls the first time! I don’t think I could give him a buzz cut. It still curls in the back.

6. Pupster - October 27, 2009

That’s some industrial grade cute right there. Thanks for sharing Russ and Janis.

7. BrewFan - October 27, 2009

We’ll have to follow up with some watching football photos – two favorite words “FOOTBALL” and “TOUCHDOWN!”

You must be disappointed he’s not an Iowa State fan!

*ducks and runs*

Seriously, my birthday buddy is one handsome dude.

8. Russ from Winterset - October 27, 2009

*smacks BrewFan in the melon with a 10# block of cheddar*

9. Michael - October 27, 2009

He should score big on Halloween with that awesome trick-or-treat bucket.

10. xbradtc - October 27, 2009

What a great lookin’ kid.

**looks around at the physical deformity collection of IB’ers**

Pretty much the only good lookin’ person here.

11. Mrs. Peel - October 27, 2009

Definitely a major cutie.

12. MCPO Airdale - October 27, 2009

How cute is that kid?!?

13. Dave in Texas - October 27, 2009

Darn shame that kid never looks happy.

14. Russ from Winterset - October 27, 2009

Dave, Janis made bacon & pancakes for breakfast last Sunday. Moses ate ONE and a HALF whole slices of bacon all by himself.

Truly, this child is The Chosen One who will bring unity to The Force.

15. Dave in Texas - October 27, 2009

What time is breakfast this weekend?

16. Lipstick - October 27, 2009

And Lipstick — I will give him a rib tickle — you should hear Moses giggle — some times he is called giggle-monster!!!

WANT to hug and tickle Moses! And smell his bacon breath while I cuddle him.

My barren ovaries are jumping.

17. Russ from Winterset - October 27, 2009

8:30. Unless ISU beats aTm in College Station on Saturday, in which case we will probably put it off ’til 9am.

18. Lipstick - October 27, 2009

But for all the non-cute, badly-behaved kids: “Get off my lawn!!”

19. Dave in Texas - October 27, 2009

Lipstick, we got one still in school. You can have her but you gotta take over the payments.

20. Cathy - October 27, 2009

Sooooooo cute.

Darling sweetie, and that smile is addictive.

Thanks for the IB “hoodie” pic for Aunt Cathy.


21. Lipstick - October 27, 2009

Dave, nope, I just want to hug other peoples’ babies. If they’re cute and happy. And if I can give them back when they’re fussy, which I’m sure Moses never is.

22. Dave in Texas - October 27, 2009

also hand em over when they make boom boom pants.

23. Lipstick - October 27, 2009

Oh yeah, that too. Yep.

24. Eddie The Bear - October 27, 2009

well played, Russ. Alpacas kick ass.

25. geoff - October 27, 2009

Very cute, but has a lot of personality as well. What an awesome little guy.

26. Lipstick - October 27, 2009

But that whole “boom boom pants” thing alarms me.

27. Michael - October 28, 2009

Happy Birthday, Geoff.

We all need to think up insults for Geoff. Today is his birthday, according to this email I got from Facebook.

28. geoff - October 28, 2009

Next year I shall require a party of Brobdingnagian proportion. This year I’m going to be on a plane heading off to Boston. So my b-day festivities will begin promptly after I discharge my Trunk-or-Treat obligations on Friday night.

29. Michael - October 28, 2009

Next year I shall require a party of Brobdingnagian proportion.

See, Geoff, that right there is what is wrong with you. You are constantly showing off your monster brain with charts and graphs and big words that make the rest of us google to figure you out. In short, you are a pain in the ass. I don’t know how Mrs. Geoff puts up with you, because she seems like a nice person. Frankly, I’m counting on Obama’s National Police Force to take you out.

30. Michael - October 28, 2009

Fair warning — when Obama’s National Police visit me to learn your true identity, it ain’t gonna take any waterboarding for me to give up your name and home address.

31. geoff - October 28, 2009

I don’t know how Mrs. Geoff puts up with you, because she seems like a nice person.

You’d be right, except for a leetle addiction she has that makes me indispensable.

Crossword puzzles.

32. Mrs. Peel - October 28, 2009

You’re not familiar with Brobdingnag, Michael?

Happy birthday, geoff!!

Russ! Are you in state this weekend? Do you need someone to come taunt you after your inevitable loss? (and by “inevitable” I mean “unlikely enough that I’m not actually going to go around taunting people”)

33. Michael - October 28, 2009

Yes, Peel, I get the Swift reference, but today is Geoff’s birthday and no opportunity to mock him should be neglected. We don’t need no uppity triangle partisans around here.

34. geoff - October 28, 2009

Dang snowstorm was just enough to make it sloppy, but not enough to cancel flights or anything. So I’m at the airport waiting to head east.

And quietly contemplating the wonders of triangles.

35. Dave in Texas - October 28, 2009

Happy birthday Geoff. Safe travels.

36. Russ from Winterset - October 28, 2009

Mrs. Peel:


Enough said.

(background for all non-Aggies: in 2005, an unranked ISU football team came into College Station & beat the aTm football team like a red-headed mule. The beatdown was so epic that in an alternate universe, wide receiver Todd Blythe is STILL catching touchdown passes against the aTm secondary.)

37. lauraw - October 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Geoff!
Wish the weather in the NE was better for your trip, but at least it isn’t snowing here.

38. The Lovely Janis - October 28, 2009

Geoff – Mo and Mommy send Happy Birthday Greetings. If you are in the neighborhood on Halloween Moses said he would share his take of the Halloween treats from his BATMAN bucket with you.

39. Joey Buzz - October 28, 2009

Good looking young man…
not you geoff, but happy birthday and travels to you.

40. nicedeb - October 28, 2009

What a sweet sweet baby. He looks like he needs a spanking.

Happy B-day Geoff. Safe travels.

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