Saturday, February 28, 2009

A few real heart-melters :-)

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Kidz

These days, one of the first things Fazal does in the morning is search for Tesina. When he sees her he smiles and giggles. This morning she was in her swing as we were getting breakfast together and he sat down in front of the swing and "chatted" with her, showed her a few toys, and let me know when she needed my attention. He marvels at her tiny fingers and toes. He offers her some of his food. It is pretty cute. We pray this affection not only lasts, but grows!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Now almost two weeks old

Saturday with Dad...

We have a photo of Fazal just like this - they have some very similar characteristics and some differences too :-)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I'm a Week Old Now

Scenes from Home

Thanks Lydia & Emmet for the great car book!

A few more from the hospital...

Lots of security tags on these babies so they can only go home with their parents!
Ginna visited...

Scenes from the Hospital - Tesina's Birthday

Rewind...This was two weeks before...

Fazal taking a nap next to Attie, Em and Cedric's dog.

Getting as much R&R as possible

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Big Bro & Little Sis

Could we ask for any other Valentine than these two?

Aunt Allie's Visit

Thursday, February 12, 2009


At breakfast this morning, as Fazal sat in his high chair and Tesina sat in her mama's lap squirming and making chirping noises, Fazal reached out and offered his baby sister a raisin. It was SO CUTE. Then he tickled her toes and compared the size of their hands. Oh my...

Day 5

Our little star :-)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Miss Tesina

We brought Tesina home today, Tuesday February 10th. She is two days old. She's a real sweetheart...and Fazal is a very nice, proud older brother. More photos, slowly but surely.

Meeting grandpa

Sunday, February 08, 2009

New Member to Our Nascent Family

Christina, Jafred, and Fazal are happy to announce the arrival of Tesina Caryl Mato, a new member to our family.
Tesina was born on February 8, 2009 at 10:34 am. She weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Her arrival was a hasty one, about 5.5 hours of labour, compared to her brother 17 months ago.
Tesina has been named after her grandmother from her father's side, and after her great grandmother from her mother's side (Caryl).
Both the mother and the new born are in good health and Fazal can't wait to meet his little sister after they come back home (soon).
More photos will be coming soon...