Well, after spending more time with Natalie, I think dh is wrong. She is on high alert! If she begins to settle down, the noise in the house (my kids) gets her growling again. I am now carrying a towel to shoo her when I go into the room, because she is a little scary. Not that I think she will just attack me, but as I am trying to put food down, etc...
The kittens did come out after I was in there for a while. She is definitely growling at me, not them. They are totally friendly, and I was able to get pics of 4. I just didn't want to upset her further by getting the last two...I only picked them up when they walked away from her and towards me.
Here is one tortie girl, with an orange stripe on her nose! The little dilute tortie has an orange nose, too. (Sorry, no pic!)
A tortie with orange around her eyes!
The larger dilute tortie...sorry the flash washed out her color a little.
And a blurry pic of the ginger girl.