A June Morning In Key West With My Son
09 June 2015
This past Friday morning, on our overnight in Key West, only Jack and I woke up early. I decided to take him around the other side of Roosevelt Blvd to the IHOP for breakfast.
He's a beautiful boy. I could admire my children all day long. Maybe I'm biased, just a little bit?
After we ate and went back to our hotel, we found the rest of Team Odette still deep in slumber, so we decided to venture across the street for a mini photo shoot. Jack is not a fan of the camera lens being focused on him, so for him to agree to such a thing was kind of epic. He's not a natural in front of the camera like his sisters, so my vague "do whatever you feel like doing" instructions were not well received. Nevertheless, we got a few nice snaps of this gorgeous child.
To get a genuine, natural smile out of Jack, I have to tease and poke fun of him. Telling him to imagine funny things doesn't really work, but being silly? Worked like a charm.
After about 5 photos, Jack asked how many I wanted to take. I said, "I don't know, a hundred?" This was his, "Nooooo.... can we GO?" face. Rats. Done, already?
Across the street, Jack found himself witness to a bi-plane taking off from the nearby Key West airport. This kid loves airplanes!
This child conned me into getting him a chocolate ice cream cone before 0900. Eh, why not? He could use a few extra calories!
Everybody was still asleep when we got back to our hotel room, so I asked Jack if he wanted to go over to the airport to look at the planes taking off and landing. Uh, yeah! So we parked and meandered around to do just that. Jack was in seventh heaven.
Jack thought the propellers in the shop were pretty cool.
"Look, Mom! Hey, get in closer so you can see what I'm pointing at!"
Yup. It was a plane. He decided the other day that he wants to be a pilot. We shall see...!
"Mom, get a picture of the control tower." He started to like this picture-taking thing, huh?
I can't remember what he was pointing at, but he wasn't impressed with it, whatever it was. Hee.
This was his resigned, "Guess we're not going to see too many planes today," face. And he was right. Ah well, we still had some good quality time together.
One more pose for Mama in front of the tile mural that adorns the front of the Key West airport.
Heading back to our car
That face! Ha! He smelled something that didn't agree with him, back at our hotel.
Investigating the trash chute on our hotel floor
Back in our room, everyone was still asleep, so Jack and I continued hanging out, watching a little TV, and talking about whatever came into his precious head. Mostly plane stuff, of course.
Paco was glad we had finally returned.
This cutie is endangering my Jack-centric photo shoot...
Chloë finally decided to join us in the world of the awake, but it didn't last. She gave her 2¢ and went right back to sleep.
Rob wasn't quite awake yet, but Paco found himself trapped in Daddy's arms. Back to Jack...
This boy, my darling son, and I had a fantastic morning together. I loved every minute of it.
Thanks for stopping by!