The Wallace Family: Abigail, Brianna, Corban, Denise & Frank

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Me and the girls posing for Chinese New Year pictures !

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Happy Chinese New Year !

Happy Year of the Dog, everyone !!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Adoption referrals!

This week has been an exciting week for referrals from China! Hopefully we are next ! Referrals were received for those whose paperwork was logged in China by May 13, 2005. Our was logged in May 31, 2005 - so hopefully we will have Corban's picture by mid-March, or sooner, God willing !! Congratulations to all the new parents !!

Ants !

I was minding my own business working on some business cards on the computer... I turn around and there is Abigail covered in Ants !! Eeeek ! Brianna begged for ant stickers at the store yesterday... and then she let Abigail put them all over her legs... freaked me out until I realized they were the stickers ! Then I had to go to the dentist... I did not know the little whippersnappers had put some of the stickers on my clothes! There was a few scary moments at the dentist's office...haha!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ballet class #2

Last night's ballet... both girls went to the doctor yesterday and both have ear infections in both ears ! Argh! But they still felt like going to ballet, for sure !

More from ballet

Abigail (a.k.a. "Little Mama") helping Bri reach the bar !!

Brianna's first ballet class !

Brianna had her very first ballet class last week... (Abigail has been going a few months now and loves it... but we had to wait til Bri was a little older before she joined... but, let me tell you, she pitched a big fit when she was not allowed to go in before... so she is a happy camper "big girl" in ballet class now !!)

She did very good... she needs to listen to the teacher more ... but she is in her own little dance world... and loves it !!

Abigail got to show the new girls in class how to do all the moves, and was very good ! She loved it too !!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Bri got a boo-boo :(

Abba and Bri were playing a little too roughly yesterday and Abigail's big ole honker of a ring scratched Breezy. Abigail spent the rest of day making it up to her by only telling her what to do 100 times instead of 101 times. My poor breezy. She felt she need a few bandaids. Her theme is "I like big band-aids, I can't deny." (You know what song that can be sung to !)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Jan 3

Today was back to the routine ! We went back to preschool and all had lots of fun ! Abigail's class had their Christmas/Happy Birthday Jesus party and did a wonderful job singing ! Today, Frank put up a link to a video of Abigail in a swing as a test to see if ya'll can see it... so, check out the links section and let me know if it works alright ! Thanx !!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Bike Riding !

Today was a fun day ! It started out with all of us making french toast and then heading to the park to ride bikes (this is all we had been hearing since Christmas day --- "Can I ride my new
bike now? Can I? Can I? Pppplllleeeaaaseee???") ! It rained some this morning, but we decided to brave the wet and cold and head out ! Abba and Bri had a blast ! I don't think Abigail could have quit smiling if she wanted to !!!! She and Buddy had a wonderful ride -- Abigail realized that she could race (and beat us !) us while we were walking and she was riding... boy, did she have fun with that !! She and Buddy (her baby) fell several times --- but it did not daunt either one of them ! Brianna liked bike riding, but it was not the bomb for her like it was for Abigail ! She decided walking (while holding the bike) was better... and then she decided that running on the grass was way more fun !!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Sparkly juice !

Lots of New Year fun ! We had sparkling pear juice (yuck!), sparkling red grape juice (yum!), and sparkling apple cider (yum!) !! Lots of sparkly juice was had by all !

Happiness is Ranch dressing & lipstick !

Bri thinks ranch dressing makes great lipstick! Abigail prefers the real thing !

Ants !

Remember this game? Ants in the Pants! They had a blast with this game!

Check Bri out !

Thank you for the outfit, Olivia !!

Happy New Year !

So much for my daily entries, huh??! Haha! The time between Christmas and New Year has been spent playing with our new toys, playing dress up, putting Christmas decorations away (and hoping they fit back where they came from!!), and most of all spending time with our friends (we wish we could spend time with our families too, but we don't get to see them as often as we want!). The girls and I had lunch this last week with some of my friends that work at GEICO... we had a great time and it was so good to see them ! Hi to Donna and Brenda !! We must get to do a regular lunch date !

We also got to spend time (with Frank this time!) ... with some of our friends from Frank's work... We had a great time and loads of fun! Frank (aka the old man as deemed by Scott!) did not suffer any damage from the killer air hockey tournaments ! Hi to Ken, Rebecca, Timmy, Olivia, Karole, Chuck, Elma, Carroll, Christopher, and Scott ! We definitely have to set up a rotating and ongoing get together schedule too !!

Some of our very good friends, Amie, Woody, Sannie, and Gray came by to visit after Christmas ! We had a wonderful time and it just makes us miss them more... Move home, now ! We will see you soon, I promise !!

New Year's day was spent going to Church in the morning for a wonderful service... Abigail and I went to service while Frank andBrianna went to nursery this morning... Abigail said on the way out of the service, "Wow, that was a wonderful service today!" ... Too cute ! Then we cooked all afternoon! Frank and I had a dip making contest... no winners declared however! I made vegetable dip and he made crab dip... then we made roasted pork loin, gravy, mashed potatoes, mexican corn bread, black eye peas, lima beans and our friends brought rolls, mac-n-cheese, and salad... it was a fabulous feast and we had a wonderful time ! We spent the evening playing with the camera and just visiting while the girls played legos and dress up ! Tim, Tonya, Autumn, and Camille - we love ya!!