We had such a great day today!! We talked Kevin into actually going to the beach again. I knew he wasn't going to allow the special wheelchair, but I figured he is walking so much better that he just might be able to do it. So we all loaded up in the cars and took off to Fort De Soto in St Pete. It's a park so it's less populated and the beaches are very nice there.
He did so well. So much better than I ever thought he would. Here are some photos:
The first is Kevin and Tracy walking toward the ocean.
This next one is Kevin just lounging on a beach chair. He so enjoyed just laying there and it was such a pleasure to watch his face look so content.
And this last one is of Kevin, Jody (Tracy's husband), Jessi (their son) and Jessi's friend Mike.
He just looks so happy doesn't he? The guys actually went way out and Kevin tried to swim some. He did go under a couple times (purposely) and it made me feel so happy to see him enjoy himself so much.
After that we came home and had some dinner and then we all sat outside around the pool that still has no water in it and we just all talked and carried on.
And apparently Kevin promised Tracy that he would play Yahtzee with her so we did that to end out our day. We used to play this months ago and Kevin did understand the bulk of it, but now he understands it completely.
And unfortunately Kevin learned a new word today. Let me rephrase - he didn't learn it, he just shouted it out. He was coming down the stairs and he must have banged his leg or something because he just said the "F" word as loud as he possibly could. You could tell it was just a reflex and I think we all just stood there stunned.
I honestly just don't get how something like that just pops out and yet we have been working on him saying KEVIN for over 10 hours now to no avail (over a period of 2 months). It just makes no sense.
Oh well, I guess I'll celebrate any words he wants to say. He seems to have had some sort of break-through while we have been in PA and us now having company. He is trying to talk more and I can only assume it's because there are more people around than just me.
Whatever. I'll take it!
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