|Taken by my friend Troy
this is me with my kids in 1997
after a dinner party at the Bettingers
|The kids in 1994 with Melinda Motsenbocker|
(Kayla's doll), Dilly (the bird), and my friend
Stu ("I'm tickling you, Stuart") Klugler
|Studio Portraits of the kids taken on 19 October 1998 for Christmas|
Kayla (in her baptism gown, May 1992)
|Kaylio, Kalayla, Kaylioleeten, Kaylio-lioleeteno-lioleeten-aylioli,
Kaloolie, Irish Dancing Girl
The Talking Game
|Jameson, J.J., Jay-Joe, Joe, Joey, Jigdy, Little Hooch, Diddledy-Doo'er,
Jaige, Hoochie-Boy, Chonn-Chonn, Chinky-Wooodler, Carloochy, Sloochie-Boy,
Didle-Doo'er, Chooch, Mickey, Mickey Jim, Joadge, Misty (for Mister),
Jigdy-Misty, Daddy Longsocks, Jigdy-Joe, Misty-Chooch, Koochy-Kong-Kong-Boy
The Kong Kong SongKong kong kahidle-ho
Fidle deeten doe
Diddly idle dooten didle doe
'dle-Didle deeten doe!
|Clockwise from top left: Jameson's Kindergarten photo, the kids with all their cousins from my side of the family in 1999 [top: Kayla (Kalayla), Jameson (Mickey-Jim), Serafina (Sera), Alexis (Lexie), Bailey (Girly); bottom: Colin (Ivanhoe), Drew (Druid, Thooth), Pierce (Little Nemo), Veronica (Boodie) -- not shown (unborn at the time): Erin (Dove), Adelaide (Nimble), Annabelle (?), Paul (Tumble), and Nora (Chuckles)]; the kids sharing a laugh; Jameson at birth; Kayla's 1st grade photo.|
|School photo, September 2000|
|Kayla sporting her new haircut
and with her Lee Middleton (which I annoyingly [to her] call her "Lee Middlin'") dolls, March 2001
|Jameson ready for the boys of summer, March 2001|
|Easter 2001 with the Virginia cousins,|
Lauren, Bailey, and LeAnn [not shown (unborn at the time): Abby]
|The Kids visiting Santa at the North Pole|
(the Colorado Springs amusement park)
|Me holding the stray cat that adopted us, and which we harbored for some months.|
Among many other names, the kids named her Jackie Jhania,
then Kayla finally decided (after watching the Disney movie "Homeward Bound") on the name "Sassy."
But later, it became "Jackie" again.
Jameson and I called her "NOC" (an acronym for "Not Our Cat").