At the bottom on the left is an alphabetical list of the pages in this web site, to help you navigate if you feel so inclined.
A guide to our family photo album covering 1994-2010, showing the principal themes, is here.
A year by year guide to our family time-line from 1994 through 2007 is here.
A photo journal beginning in 2008 is here.
The most recent pages of the album, copies of posts from my WordPress family blog, http://ianstock.wordpress.com/, are linked here:
Even our little guys were younger once, although less long ago than their siblings, and a lot less long ago than the parents! The years when Alex was a baby and Charlie a toddler went by so fast that we don't have a lot of pictures. Other parents will understand.
To the left is the one portrait of the children together that we have from that time. They all look particularly cute here, but we are perhaps biased. Daphné was eleven, Alex one and a bit, Charlie three and a half and Alban nine and a half.
The family was reduced in size temporarily, while the French courts took their time figuring out that Nick and Tom needed to be with us here. The local mall photographer took the portrait at Capitola Mall in April 1999.
Three months later, the parents were escorting Nick and Tom on vacation with the little guys, while Daphné and Alban were visiting their dad in France. The one below was taken in Versailles.
Here's one (below) taken at La Grée, Grandpère's cottage in Brittany, in August 1998. This was one of those vacations that different parts of the household took separately. Ian was working very hard with Wilson Sonsini at the time, the beginning of what became known as the internet bubble, and could not spend enough vacation time for a long vacation in France (it takes two weeks to get over the jetlag). Plus this was during the time when Nick and Tom were living with their mother in Paris. They came to California for their vacation with their father: the high point was a trip to Yosemite.
And here's another, same place, same time. Alex was less than a year old, and Charlie turned three that summer.
Here they are at home in Santa Cruz, with Charlie showing the kindness that comes to him so naturally, this time feeding his little brother some Shredded Wheat. Charlie was three and a half and Alex one and a bit.
Another on our deck is below on the left, this time in a plastic paddling pool that they played in the summer of 2000.
Below right, disguised as an in-house basketball game, again in 2000.
Listing of Pages in the Site
. . . with Alban