Monday, November 3, 2008

mosses monday VIII...


(katherine 1995)

when john arrived home from work, katherine and i were waiting. we had decided not to take her trick-or-treating downtown... as it would be too crowded, and she was not really into crowds. we had already chosen to just take her to several friends' and familys' homes, 
which we did.

it was getting dark, and katherine was getting tired and hungry. 
she had had enough 
trick-or-treating 
and expressed her desire to go home.

"katherine, don't you think we should go see mosses first?" i asked her. 
they were expecting us.

a big smile came across her face:)
and she nodded.

i knew why;) ...

everytime we visited "mosses" (that is what katherine dubbed both mrs. and mr. moss, respectively), mrs. moss popped katherine popcorn, poured her a little wooden bowl of bugles, and prepared her a diet coke in her dinosaur sippy cup (which they had at their house for her).

"junk-food-junkie katherine" at 3 minced no words about the fact that mosses was "the BEST cook"! 
mrs. moss thought that was 
the cutest, 
funniest thing!

when we arrived, both "mosses" came grinning ear-to-ear to greet us at the door. john was behind me holding our exhausted angel. they welcomed us into their home.

mr. moss told john he'd waited for us to get there to drink his evening toddy and asked john to join him.

after making over katherine in her angel costume, mrs. moss went into the kitchen.  i followed. she placed a bag of popcorn in the microwave and poured mr. moss and john bowls of chex mix and katherine a bowl of bugles while i put ice in two highball glasses and a sippy cup.

after thanking mrs. moss for her bugles and coke, katherine did what katherine always did... she put a bugle on each finger and started eating them one at a time. 
(the mosses always got a big kick out of the silly little 
things katherine did.) 

it was that halloween with our little katherine donning wings and a halo that mr. moss started referring to katherine as his "angel"...
a term of endearment she never outgrew.

~@~ 

(to be continued...)

love and blessings,
dani xx

ps you will find earlier entries in ascending order on my side bar entitled, "our love story":)

15 comments:

Jan said...

Cute picture in 95. I think that is a very special memory. I love bugles. I think I use to do the same thing on the finger. I might have to get me a box now. Thanks for the Moss share Dani. So sweet.

Tabitha said...

Another wonderful installment ~ I just love Mosses Monday!!
Katherine looks so sweet in that outfit ~ I love it!!
Are bugles a sweet?
Take care ~ love and hugs Tab XXXXX

dani said...

t, bugles are a corn chip flavored, cone shaped salty snack that fits perfectly on the tips of fingers big and small:)
l,
d

Amanda said...

That is just the darn cutest angel i have ever seen!
Another great memory shared of the Mosses, they sound so sweet and kind.
I was about to ask what a bugle was, thanks for letting me know!
love,
Amanda x

Bren's Life said...

that is the cutest picture.. She sure does look like an angel..

Cheri and Jesse said...

I can't be the only one that wishes that we could have a daily Mosses story!!!!
And what a beautiful angel Katherine was, is!

Jenn said...

I love bugles too and of course do the finger thing!
Mosses Monday never disappoints Dani.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I love it--yet another terrific Moses story--and your angel is beyond sweet!

Kellan said...

She was a darling little angel and that is a sweet Halloween story. I love Bugles!

Have a good week - Kellan

SuzanSayz said...

Another lovely Mosses story. I didn't realize that Katherine was lucky enough to have known them. I'm sure she must have meant the world to them. She sure made a sweet little angel.

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

That is the cutest picture EVER! What a perfect little angel!

Tanya said...

Oh Katherine is just beautiful in her angel outfit! Those bugles sound good! Thanks for sharing another Beauty Full Mosses Monday :)

love,
t. xxx

Little Sweethearts said...

What an adorable angel Katherine was (she probably still is)!

I don't think we had bugles when I was young (we do have them now), but we did the same with ringelings. Do you have those?

Love,
Tania

juz said...

Oh - she looks sooooo precious!!!!! A lovely installment of Mosses Monday - to have it about Halloween.

ThankS Dani,

Jus
xo

Robin said...

Sooo sweet! What a beautiful angel ;-)

Love these updates..

ps. love your new profile pic! I really need to update mine