Friday, December 04, 2009


Hi Friends, We are not ready to quit our blog altogether, because we have enjoyed sharing our lives in this way, but since we also have a Facebook page and many more friends are connected to us in that way, it is hard to maintain both. You can look for us on Facebook under Mato Heaphy. If you are not on FB we would be happy to share photos with you just by emailing them to you, just let us know on email...love, C, J, F & T

Friday, November 06, 2009

Another day, more learning, more memories

Playing with their horses in their pajamas

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fazal and Tes

Which book do you want to read?
Tes is wearing her brother's shoes :-) They never sit still...seriously, it is go go go go go. It is great that they are keeping each other company these days. They follow each other around constantly...sometimes Fazal reverts to crawling so he can be on Tes's level.
This photo was supposed to show Tesina's two little teeth - but instead it is evidence that she was trying to eat a blue sticker...
Dancing to his own singing :-)
Need me to fix something?
Go go go go go go go go

And for those winter days ahead of us when going outside is not an option, we bought this bounce house so the kids can get out all their energy. Fazal loves it and uses it everyday. Tesina wishes she could get in it, but for now stands along the edge screaming with delight.

Fazal's school photos (taken right at his second birthday.) We were so happy that they came out so well, we ran right out and framed them!
Our postings have not been as regular or as varied, but we forge ahead thanks to the encouragement we get from those of you who complain when we haven't put up anything new in a while. Life continues to be a challenge as we expect it to be, but our family is doing great, we get great joy from the addition of the children to our family, and we count our blessings each and every day. As busy as we are, we don't want to take a single moment for granted. And let us know how you are doing! We love hearing from you...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


We have to thank Christina's mom for forwarding us these photos as the process of putting new batteries in our camera has seemed an arduous task.

We wanted to go the new Museum of Springfield History primarily because they had a showing of antique cars and motorcycles. Fazal is pretty into vehicles these days, and I have to admit, I really enjoy antique cars myself (some were more than 100 years old!) Afterward, we wandered over to the older section of the musuem which houses dinosaurs (a little scary for a 2 year old), an African section (Fazal loved the stuffed animals and the short films where he danced to the music the whole time), and some real turtles climbing on rocks and swimming....
Fazal wanted to stay watching the turtles much longer...

Admiring the motorcycles
There is also a Dr Seuss scultpure garden (Fazal didn't know what to make of this)
Two recent photos of Tesina. Yes, we are getting ready for winter. At least we'll have her cuteness to divert us from complaining about the weather :-)

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Driving Lesson

The driving instructor gives his little sister some tips....

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Welcome to Cafe Mato

Not really, and nobody goes to cafes to eat vegetables anyway:-) Like our most recent crop? Our first carrots, first onion (I am learning the green stalks are better than the bulb), our greens which continue to do well. They aren't as cute as the kids, but no people photos until I replace the batteries in the camera. Soon.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kids Chowing Down on the Garden's Goods

Fazal and his Corn - this first one is one of my all-time favorite photos of him. It shows total satisfaction...

Tesina and her tomato

(This is Fazal's bike - b'day present from kuka and nana)