Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Baby proofing the house of 3 teenaged Oompas and 3 adults has proven to be a bigger task than we thought.  Our intentions were good, but it can't be done.  We just have way too much junk and stuff and ran out of hiding places for them a long time ago.  We shall no doubt be on our toes constantly while the Grand-Oompas are here with us.

I leave for Ohio in a couple of hours.  A few hours after that I shall be hugging and squeezing Grand babies!  I cannot adequately express the excitement I am feeling right now.

Or the fear.

What if they don't like me?  What if I scare them with my big eyes and fluffy, squishy hugs?

I can't believe it.  I've been waiting for this moment for almost 3 years and now that it is nearly upon me I am nervous.  Not of the flight or traveling alone.  Not of the family (I've met the older sister and adored her).  I am nervous of meeting the little guys.  Unbelievable!  And its not because two of them are mini-oompas, although that fact is more than enough reason to be nervous of them.  No, its more like jumping into the middle of the game and being afraid of not fitting in and screwing up the team.

Ahhhh well, I'll just cross that bridge if and when I get to it.  In the mean time I have to get ready.  I have some Grand-Oompas to hug and squeeze!


stormypassionzz said...

"No, its more like jumping into the middle of the game and being afraid of not fitting in and screwing up the team"

Never can you screw up a team when you love them so much!  You just keep that love flowing and it will flow right back to you from those grandbabies.  I am excited for you.  I have only one grandchild and he is the most absolute love of my life.  CAUTION!  DO NOT KIDNAP THEM!  It will be hard not to do.  hehe   Just enjoy yourself.  I'm truly very, very happy for you!

coelha said...

Have a wonderful trip :)  Don't worry about the little Oompas---I have a feeling that they will just fall in love with you at first sight. :)  Julie

promiseluv372 said...

Have a safe and lovely trip!!! Thinking they won't like you .. oh phooey (sp?) who wouldn't love you!!  

Hold them tight and love them as I KNOW they will instantly love you!

I got rid of so much junk when I moved (thinking I was going to AZ) I had a garage sale... which I wasn't much a part of... although it cleaned my way to this move there are many things I wouldn't have gotten rid of had I known I was only moving 45 miles away lol.  

justplainbill said...

Jodi, this has to be one of the most wonderful trips you have ever taken. Enjoy them, they will take to you like bees to honey.
They will be the joy of your life, trust me, Bill

deshelestraci said...

Have a great time!  You know they will love you to death!

princesssaurora said...

Oh PLEASE!!!  How could they NOT love you!!!!  They will love seeing a G-ma who is soft and loving and fun AND looks like their DADDY!!! YAY!!!!  It will be wonderful!!!!!

I can't wait to see and hear all about it!

be well,

mumma4evr said...

ohh...have fun!!!!

hestiahomeschool said...

We met you and I could not quit hugging you....your grandbabies will adore you, I promise. How could they not?

jaxnan said...

I'm so happy for you . tears. I know you will be a GREAT Nana.

chat2missie said...

I'm sure everything will work out fine.  Enjoy your time!

sdoscher458 said...

Oh I am so excited for you. Please remember that Grandma's can do no We can spoil them rotten, squish them with love and they will have happy memories of us...give them a hug and kiss for me too. Now I miss mine. love, Sandi

mutualaide said...

Oh, I missed your entry before you took off... but I do hope and pray that you had a wonderful flight, the grand oompas love you and you can't wait to share all that's transpired with us!  

mpnaz58 said...

It'll come naturally...just be yourself!
xoxo ~Myra

tendernoggle said...

Just love those babies Grandma....They are littel sponges and will soak up all the love a grandma can give!
love ya,

astaryth said...

You've got the right idea.... They don't know you yet, but as soon as they do I'm betting they are going to love you!! Can't wait for pictures of you holding them.... <hint>