Touching the tortoise:
My younger nephew Davis with the hamster and his friend (wearing Davis' Indiana Jones hat) with the guinea pig:
Mason got a lot of presents but his favorite seemed to be this book called "How To Draw Animals." He is such an animal lover and he's a good little artist too. As you can see, some of his buddies were very interested in it too. I love seeing kids interested in books (and art!).
Snake on the cake:
You know, I wasn't scared of the snakes. I didn't want to hold them but they didn't creep me out at all. I think that what's scary about snakes is being surprised by one outside (or inside - twice now I've found a snake inside my house and it scared the daylights out of me). But these snakes just weren't scary.
There were about 15 kids at the party and only about five of them wanted to hold a snake, though some of them did want to touch it. I didn't hold the snake either or any of the lizards. I petted the rabbit and that was it. I did think that this albino king snake was pretty cool-looking (I've never seen an albino snake before):
Another one of the birthday boy: