It has been a long, hard battle and it is still being fought but Nick has started to poop on the toilet. Granted, he has to play while he does it and it takes roughly 30-60 minutes to get done, but, it has happened! We actually went to Walmart on Tuesday and he pooped there after telling me he had to go. (After a mad rush to the bathroom - that store is HUGE! I had to ask the cleaning guy to let us in, he said no until I was about to go into the men's room and then he said, fine, but I don't understand why you just don't wait! I had to beg Nick to actually poo but the airplane treat he received apparently worked and we continued on to the toy aisle to get a wonderful airplane and car for his efforts!) Since that day he has told me 3 times he has had to go. The frozen treat or special chocolate he gets does seem to work, but I don't care as long as he does it in the toilet.
We also went to the Aquarium recently and I walked away with these two great shots. These birds are all over the state and you can find them in the wild and get fairly close to them. They are much easier to see at the aquarium though and I was pretty pleased with the outcome of the shots. Jeff and the boys didn't enjoy the delay but the pictures are totally worth it.