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Tharin got mail!!

A package arrived in the mail yesterday full of goodies for Tharin.  He loves getting mail and I always let him open all the junk mail because of it.  He usually throws the mail down in disgust after opening it but not this time! This time he actually got something fun and not just an envelope full of credit card applications and insurance pamphlets!

He got a very messy.......er, high tech scientific experiment, a selection of cool mustachios, pirate cards and  some 'cool tools' stickers.

He was immediately enamored with the experiment so we had to do it right then.  Unfortunately for him, it had to sit overnight in water.  Upon waking, he was all over it! I don't really know how to explain it except to say, they were crystals you put in water and they expand into jelly cubes.  Pretty cool really.  They were completely translucent and you couldn't even see them in the water unless you put your hand in to touch them........so he did.......multiple times......all the while, smashing them into mushy bits and squirting them all over the floor, walls, and countertop. But he had fun!!!  And that's the point right?  Until mean ole mommy put the stops to it of course.

Thank you Yvonne for the wonderful presents!  You made his day, and it really only took me a couple seconds to clean up.  I'm just being dramatic.  Love you.

And I again apologize for my ugly mug in the photos.  Tharin insists on taking my picture now whenever I take his.  I can't say no because I'm afraid he may cut me off if I don't!! It's very unfortunate for me because I have to hold the camera and he clicks, therefore my face is VERY CLOSE TO THE CAMERA in every shot. Ack. Just thank me for not posting the ones with my tongue stuck out, which he insists that I do every single time.



Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape architect...at least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.