He greets me with a smile, arms out stretched.
"Good morning." I say picking him up. He wraps his arms around my neck hugging me tight- he is truly my cuddle bug. I feel the warmth of his body, I smooth down his out of control bed hair. I bring him into my room and lay down in bed laying him next to me.
I hope, but I know it is in vain. He is soon squirming to the end of the bed, carefully sliding off the end very slowly until his toes finally touch the ground.
"Ryder, don't wake up Alex. She is still sleeping." I say knowing all to well his destination. He runs across my room, closing the door behind him. I can hear his little legs hurrying down to his sister's room.
I hurry after him- but he has already made it. He stands next to Alex's bed simply looking at her, she is wrapped up her blanket pulled all the way up to her chin just like her mother.
"Shhh come on" I try and whisper trying to get Ryder to come.
Alex rolls over, smiling. "Hi Ryder" she says.
"Mmmmm" Ryder says while giving Alex's head a hug.
"Do you want to play?" she asks.
I stand back just soaking in this moment- this moment where Ryder loves his sister so much and she too loves playing with him.
And then I go back to bed, knowing he is in good hands for now and I can sleep a few more minutes-- until they come asking for breakfast that is.
You know, life is pretty good.
What is your Proud Mommy Moment This Week?
P.S. Mine and Janette's Instagram PhotoADay recap will be on TUESDAY!!!