10 January, 2006

Omi Update & Things & Thursday

Hi Everyone,

Well I havn't told ya'll about Omi lately, so I thought I'd share some of the good news. She is completely off the dialysis! Plus, this weekend Omi was moved out of CCU and the hospital to a nursing home. At Kindred House she will be able to receive better phsyical therapy than what the hospital can provide. We are very happy that she has reached this next step! Please keep sending your loving thoughts and prayers.

On the other side of things, Kaija is turning into a little fish! Her class goes swimming once a week and Mommy & Daddy try to take her once or twice during the week (you'll read of one of the reasons below :-). She is doing great. Last week, Courtney had her doing cannon balls into the deep end of the pool.

School is going well for her, also. She is just growing by leaps and bounds. It's amazing to see and hear her.



Thank you Grandpa Jim & Grandma Jodi for the GREAT book!




Kaija and her dog, Buster, getting ready for school.




One of the reasons we try to go swimming during the week is because our one full bath is under construction (and has been since November). Soon we hope to have our bath back. The tile should be completed tomorrow. Then it's just little things like the the rest of the lights, toilet and sink. But boy is it looking good - it looks like it belongs to someones really fancy house!

So, onto Thursday. Things have been finally moving in our Adoption Journey. This Thursday is going to be a very big day in the Allen household because we will be meeting a little girl for the first time. I don't want to talk to much about it (don't want to jinx anything). But will keep ya'll posted.

Love to everyone!