I know we aren't officially in the clear yet, and it is entirely possible that I will be blogging about a 10-inch snowfall next week at this very same moment, but for now I prefer to bask in the sunlight streaming in through our windows (that I have suddenly noticed need a major spring cleaning) and realization that the official first day of Spring is a mere 18 days away.
In other news, things are going swimmingly on the potty training front. Zach is still having the occasional accident here and there, but I think it would be safe to say that he is officially potty trained (despite the fact that it still takes him over 45 minutes to produce Number 2 on the toilet...he is doing it on the toilet, as opposed to in his pants). He also made it through his first morning at Sunday School in underwear and the teacher reported to me that he actually went on the potty as well! He has been awarded all of his prizes by filling up his entire Potty Chart with stickers and although he is a little disappointed by the fact that there are not any more prizes or stickers to be had, he is still willing to partake in the whole toilet experience for a jelly bean. So, it appears we will be handing out jelly beans for quite some time.
I feel like it has been a while since I've reported anything about Allie. But, things with her have been pretty uneventful. She's had a sudden interest in learning her ABC's again, so we've been reading lots of letter books and answering lots of questions about letters and sounds. She's also been adament about practicing her lower case e's so that she can write her name as well as the teacher does at school. It is not uncommon for me to come across a piece of paper she is coloring on that literally has hundreds of e's written all over it.
And, in typical Allie fashion, she never misses an opportunity to convince us of her true princess identity.
It goes without saying that when you have an imaginative older sister who loves all things pink (especially things you can wear), it is only a matter of time before you succumb to her desperate pleas to dress you up as well. And, since you are a pretty easy going guy, completely secure in your masculinity, it doesn't even phase you in the least to be sportin' a pink floral robe with Lightning McQueen whitie tighties while jumping on Allie's bed even after your mom has told you literally a thousand and one times that we do not jump on beds.(shameful disclaimer...to say that I am excited to one day reveal these photos to Zach's future wife would be a HUGE understatement!)