by | Oct 25, 2007 | Pictures | 5 comments

I have been wanting to come up with nick names for the kidlets since I started this blog. Unfortunately, with five, you just can’t say “the boy” and “the girl”. Plus, we don’t feel comfortable using their names online… DS1, DS2, DD1, DD2 and Baby, just seem so cold.

This afternoon school is done, dinner is in the crock pot, dishes and laundry done and put away, the boys are building a Jamestown colony in their bedroom as the girls and baby nap, and I am sitting here with a nice cup of hot cocoa. So, after many suggestions, and much debate, this is what I have come up with:

This is Captain. He pretty much tries to make sure every one is carrying out their duties when mommy is not watching. He can be quite the drill sergeant at times. He is such a tremendous help to me. I love the discussions we have started having as he gets older. He fell asleep in the car the other night, and while I was carrying him in, I couldn’t believe that my baby has gotten so BIG!

This is Rascal. Leave it to him to find some way to be mischievous or make you laugh! He is definitely the dare devil of the family, although Chiquita (*see below) is definitely challenging him for this title!

This is Twinkle Toes. She is our first girl, following the boys, and is our little Irish Princess. Daddy nicknamed her Twinkle Toes as a baby, and we just remembered this nickname recently. It fits her, doesn’t it?

This is Chiquita. She is our Spanish Princess, as she seems to have gotten her looks from her Grandmother. Isn’t she darling! Her uncles on daddy’s side call her our little “wet back” and on my side our little “taco.” Aren’t they nice? However, I think Chiquita is more appropriate. She is our fourth, and is 1/4 Spanish and I’ve been told, “Well, You got one out of four!” I’m just a tad bit jealous of her tan skin, I don’t tan for Anything!

This is Peanut. I am not quite sure why I’m using this. I just can’t think of anything else right now, so this might change. He actually has been the biggest and fastest grower of the clan. And his doctor has even referred to him as the “Paul Bunyan” of the family. Anyways, he is my little Peanut just the same.

So there you have it… Our “little” clan! I’m sure this is not so little for some, but it is probably little in comparison to what God has in store for us!

I guess time will tell…


  1. Amy

    I have been thinking about doing the same thing!
    Great names!

  2. Regina

    uh, and you didnt use a single name that i suggested. scoff 🙂
    cute cute!

  3. The Wades

    Hi Jessica. Michelle here–Regina’s sis-in-law. I’ve heard so much about you guys. Your children are beautiful! It’s fun to peek in on your blog. Thanks for being so good to Regina. 🙂

  4. Jessica Gordon

    Thanks for the sweet comments!! You all know how I LOVE to recieve them 😉

    Nice to “meet” you Michelle! You need to come visit Regina so we can meet you all!

  5. Trina

    Hi Jessica – Cute names for the kids. Of course, mine were telling me that now they want to do that!


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