I know that lots of people hate the squirrels. I have to admit that at our first house I was unsuccessful in my attempts to grow flowers from bulbs in a large part because of the squirrels. So I haven't always loved them. Since reading the book Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant and moving to our new house I have come to have a love for these furry thieves. My dad also refers to Nolan in his endearing way as "squirrely." Yes, the squirrels eat the food I put out for the birds, yes they dig up the yard but they are just so darn CUTE! We spent quite a bit of time over the last two sunny weekends watching these squirrels. We have grey squirrels in our neck of the woods. Nathan is planning his next book report on a non-fiction book about squirrels and we keep the binoculars close at hand at all times. So, just because I love them, here are a few pictures that I took this weekend. If you are interested in a squirrel study, check out Dawn's blog post.