New Years weekend was fun. Jeff's brother John and his family came up for the weekend and we had a lot of fun.
Friday we started things off by taking the kids to a bounce house place. They had a ton of fun!
Saturday we all went to Hollywood Connections and had lots fun. The girls had a lot of "firsts" there too. First time mini golfing, first roller coaster, and first magic show. They had a blast and were running around all over the place. They even gave everyone in the mini golfing area quite a show when they decided to start dancing to a song that was playing, it was really cute!! Unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to get a video :( Here are some pics
In the beginning of January our whole family managed to catch a pretty nasty cold. We had a few days of laying around the house in our pj's watching movies and cartoons all day. Both girls ended up with ear infections, which was a first for Brooklyn and she was NOT a fan!!
Yet another first for the girls happened this month. We were invited to a movie with some good friends of our from our ward. If you look back at posts from during the summer you will see a lot of posts about our girls playing with their twins. This was the girls' first movie!! They actually did really well. Emmalyn got a little restless towards the end, but all in all it was a good, fun experience.
I just have to mention about these dresses. One of my sisters also has a set of twin girls who are now 5 years old. Anyway, the dresses that Emmalyn and Brooklyn are wearing in this picture and the dresses that my sister's girls wore at my and Jeff's wedding!!
Another BIG thing that happened at the end of January is the girls got potty trained!! I was only going to work with Emmalyn because Brooklyn had shown no interest whatsoever in using the potty. However, when she saw Emmalyn going to the bathroom on the potty and then getting a treat for doing so, Brooklyn was gun-ho about it. She has done amazing and it's so nice to be done with diapers. This is just a cute picture I snapped of Brooklyn while she was using the potty once...she looks so comfy!
February has started out rather crazy. Jeff had been working a contract position over the holidays and that ended Jan. 31, so he's been back home with us during the day. Then on Feb 3 I ended up having to take him to the ER and he had to have an emergency surgery done to take out his appendix. He also ended up having to stay an extra day at the hospital because he had some problems getting the junk from the anesthetic out of his lungs which caused his oxygen levels to be low. He is home now and recovering well. He's still pretty sore and tired, which is to be expected, but it drives him crazy. I just tell him that now he knows how I felt when I was on bed rest!!