Geckos are our friends. There are countless numbers living in our house, and frequently we see them scurrying across the floor or up the walls, constantly searching for bugs to eat. That's why we love them - I can handle the occasional gecko poop on my counters as long as they keep eating up all the insects.

Somehow, Andrew convinced one to crawl onto his hand.

They're not all this small, but this one was so tiny and translucent, you could see its heart beating - probably scared to death by being in the hand of a giant!

And very soon, we're off on vacay! Woo hoo!