I went down to Windsor on Wednesday - Sunday to hang out with the Edmondson gang. Kelly and Jody went out of town for a quick get away on Thursday and I stayed with the kids. They were adorable and so, so good. What I love most is how affectionate they are. Rylee runs at a dead run when she sees me and holds her arms up for me to lift her up. Cohen is my shadow-always at my side and tells me, "I wuv you." Ammon is always planning things for us to do together like playing duck, duck, goose or watching a movie or reading a book or going to the park. My favorite was when he asked me if I wanted to "join" him on the porch for some fresh air. I did and we told scary stories. He loved it. So did Cohen till he got scared. Funny Ammon story: I overheard him and Jody talking about how smoking can stunt your growth and cause your lungs to turn black. I'm not sure how they got on that subject but anyway..... that night I was almost asleep and Ammon who always sleeps with me when I'm there suddenly asked out of the blue. "Hey grandma what are those two things like marbles by my willy?" I'm dying right now but the nurse that I am, replies, "testicles." He replies, "If I smoke will they turn black?" Funny, funny kid. It was so fun to hang out with them, watch Ammon's last soccer game (he was great for about 3/4 of it then was ready for it to end), go to Ammon's school carnival and go shopping with Kelly. The only bad part is saying goodbye, especially to Ammon because he falls apart every time and has to have about 15 "one more hugs". I am so fortunate to have 3 of 10 granchildren living close enough to me to drive to but really miss my other seven. Wish they lived closer so I could drive to see them too! Love all ten of them sooooo much!!
On another note, Lindsey's husband Alan was called as Hyde Park Stake's (London, England) newest Stake President. I'm so proud of them to be worthy and willing to serve in this capacity. Lindsey was worried about only being 25 and having to 'change'. I assured her they are aware of her age and she is perfect the way she is. Congratulations Phillips family.