Monday, December 29, 2008

Nate Turns 5 and Gets Guinea Pig

On Oct 26th, Nate officially turned 5. And for his birthday we adopted a guinea pig named Eliza.

He had been asking for a hamster for MANY months. We told him when he turned 5 he could get one (hoping he'd forget). He didn't... Instead of a hamster we adopted Eliza from his cousin who had one too many animals.

We made her a large cage. She runs laps each morning & evening. It's like an exercise routine. She also begs for lettuce everytime she hears the rustling of a plastic bag. And she can be quite vocal. Her favorite foods are apples, pears, lettuce & Timothy hay.

Enough with introductions... meet Eliza...




Then came the party. Can't have a party without a party hat!

Pop (Craig's dad) has a birthday just a few days after Nate. They celebrated together.


This is Nate's official annual birthday portrait in the leaves. I think Craig was running backwards for this shot :).

Now Andrew has way too many facial exrpessions to post, so here are a few from playing in the leaves.

My personal favorite...

2 comments:

Trish Prater said...

Love the photo's in the leaves! Can't believe that Nate is already 5. time does fly.

Nettie Miller said...

I LOVE your blog & the pictures are always great. Thank you for sharing them and your lives with us - even your neighbors enjoy them. We love the sounds of the boys playing outside & miss it during the cold winter months. Soon it will be spring. :)