Before we came down here this time, Robert got back in contact with a long lost cousin through facebook. Her momma is Robert's aunt Elva. I have only met Elva once, at a family reunion way back in 1999. When we got here, Robert called her and they came by today. Elva was shocked to see "Bobby" since Pete (Patricia) brought her over without telling her who she was visiting. It was priceless, and it was a wonderful visit. My kids took to her immediately. McCartney was absolutely enthralled with Pete and never left her side. It was very sweet. What a joy to reconnect with family that you haven;t seen in a very long time!
McCartney and Dustin with who they know call Aunt Pete. (truly second cousins)
Robert and Aunt Elva
We spent the rest of the day at the pool. Harrison has a wicked sunburn on his face so we stayed in for most of the hot sun hours. We headed over to the beach at sunset and then came back home and ate over at the water of the inter-coastal waterway right outside our condo.
Beautiful sunset on the beach.
Dustin had a much better day today. Other than the constant chatter that DOES. NOT. EVER. STOP. But the compliance and the impulsivity was much better. He did pretty well. I am certain he drove Pete bonkers with the constant talking, but she was sweet and patient and kind. He enjoyed the pool immensely today and even began to swim a bit on his own! It was a pretty impressive doggie-paddle when you consider he has never been able to keep himself afloat at all. He could doggie paddle for about 10 feet at a time. I think with practice he could actually swim fairly well. Cheers to accomplishments!