Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Big Oompas, little Oompas, Oompas Oompas everywhere!

I love it!

It was very late when I arrived at my grand babies house and although Little Zack was awake, he was very sleepy and grumpy.  He stayed up late and sadly was still asleep the next morning when we left for the airport so I didn't get to really bond with him or even get a picture.  Needless to say I feel very disappointed when ever I think about it, but then the three little guys that came back with their mother and me quickly fill the void.

Its been years since I had little ones in the house.  I had forgotten how fun it could be, and how exhausting!

Just a few discoveries I have made during the past few days:

* There are muscles that you never use until you become a grandparent.  These muscles are located in the neck, back and arms (for hugging and holding).  If you don't stretch them out first before taking on the full time job of grand parenting you will HURT!

* The average 18 month old child has an arm span of 36 inches.  They have the reach of 60 inches.  Don't ask me how, they just do.  If they can see it, they can get it.  And remember, just because YOU can't see it doesn't mean THEY can't see it.

* Baby food and formula still tastes nasty.

* The easiest way to get a child to do something is to tell them 'NO!'  (Oh wait, I already knew that one.)

* Don't be fooled by the size, baby turds may be small but only because they are concentrated.  If anything they stink worse than big people turds

* Baby proofing often results in grandma proofing.  About the only one who slows down at the baby gates is me.  The little Oompas can get over them easier than I can.

* If it can fall, spill, break, tear, mark or stain, consider it done.  After all, grand babies may be precious but they are still just children and bound by the Kids Code of Opportunity.

* Just because they have a limited vocabulary doesn't indicate that a grand Oompa doesn't have the ability to plan and scheme. 

* There is no such thing as too much giggles and smiles.


glensfork4 said...

How wonderful Jody!!! I am so happy for you that they are home with you and you have a sore "body".....Love the pictures...just love them.


chat2missie said...

thanks for sharing the pictures.  I'm glad you had such a good time!

coelha said...

Awww...  Your grand oompas are so cute :)  Yes...all of those discoveries are true--especially the last one!!!  Babies are smart little boogers, but so adorable!  Julie :)  

redpoppy007 said...

cuties!  How lucky you are ..fine looking boys you have there.

mumma4evr said...

enjoy your time with  the littlest Oompas!

princesssaurora said...

Yay!!!  I love it!!!  Little Oompas!!!  I am so sorry you didn't get real time with Little Zach!!  But Ryott and his brothers look like they will be keeping you very busy!!!  

be well,

lazarai said...

So happy to hear you got to be with the littlest Oompas....and everyone!!!!

:) Carol

sdoscher458 said...

Oh so happy for you. Babies make the world go round, and grandbabies are the best. Love the pictures all the kids look precious and lovable....love, Sandi

lanurseprn said...

This was fun to read. Glad you're having fun!

justplainbill said...

enjoy it  Bill

swmpgrly said...

sounds like your having a great time

astaryth said...

You must be totally thrilled. Sounds like a house full of heart. Loved the pics!

gaboatman said...

Great entry, I loved it!  I know you are going to enjoy this visit and it is great that you are taking us along for the ride as well!

mutualaide said...

There is no such thing as too much love, hugs and kisses from a grandma or grandpa!  So glad you are exhausted and having fun!

jckfrstross said...

love it:) now enjoy all of the Oompas


ppavis said...

Congratulations on having your Grandoompas with you! There is nothing like a little one to put your arms around!! Enjoy!! Phyllis

cyn4mc2856 said...

They're ADORABLE, and I love the list!  I know that aching feeling well...my back and arms are still recovering from last week with some grands.  LOL

Enjoy those babies, and have fun...spills, throw-up, stinky diapers, and all.



helmswondermom said...

Well, they are beautiful!  I'm so sorry you didn't get much time with Little Zach, but I'm so glad you're having fun with the others.  Looking forward to more pictures.

ambassadorsinte said...

Their Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa in Hawaii has reviewed the photos of your Grand Ooopas and we both agree that they are acceptable into the clan..Welcome to Colorado and enjoy yourselves, but don't run Grandma too ragged, okay?..Thanks for sharing these photos.

jlyn0809 said...

They are all so beautiful!  

nelishianatl said...

Sweet Grandbaby pictures.  Grandma's do get tired.  My life has changed so much in the last two and a half years, I have muscles and strength I didn't know I had.  I have a new husband and custody of a grandbaby.  Starting life all over again and family that hasn't been there for me in ages, well, let's just say they've come out of the woodwork like roaches when you turn on the lights.  You are welcome to come by and visit if you want but no obligation.  I see you have your hands very full.