Sunday, May 24, 2009

A recent photo with koko

Dinner with Kenyan friends

Last week, after final exams were finally over, Jafred had a few kenyan friends from UMass over for dinner: Omar, Marc and Elly. It was a treat to have them over.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I don't really know what to write, except that this little girl is bringing her brother and mom and dad a lot of joy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mom's Day Photos

Last weekend, the western massers got together with the rhode islanders for some mother's day fun. We had a really nice time! Here are some photos:

Driving, of course...
Tes taking a snooze on her auntie's belly
Fun on the slide!
A balancing game

Fazal hanging out withhis uncle Cedric. Cedric and Emily gave him this very cool steel drum, it even says Trinidad and Tobago on the side! We limit his access to it since it is LOUD, but it's really a lot of fun, and Faz is into drumming these days. We were all sitting on the ground of the playground, which was made out of this neat stuff, something like a recycled rubber - it was very soft.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Flower Bud

"Zoom, zoom" on the tractor through the livingroom...

Dance fever hits the Mato household!

Monday, May 04, 2009


Congratulations to Balito and Helen on the birth of their baby girl, Ridvan!
We can't wait for Fazal and Tesina to meet their cousins.

Friday, May 01, 2009

The Best 20-month-old Gardener Ever!

Awards ceremony

We attended a banquet last night where business school students were awarded various scholarships. Tesina and koko came along, and we were all very proud of Jafred's accomplishments. All you other student-parents out there know it isn't easy. Survival tips welcome!