Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My Sleeping Angel

I am joining in on the photo contest fun over at 5 Minutes For Mom. The contest winner receives a new bedroom set, which would be very much appreciated in Noah's bedroom.

By far, the hardest part of this contest is choosing a picture. I am pretty much addicted to watching our boys sleep and have taken SOOO many pictures of them. Let me tell you why I cherish this picture so much.:















My sleeping Angel is a BIG 6 year old first grader. He rides a two wheeler, pours his own milk for breakfast, and has been known to, as of recently, wipe away SOME of my kisses (sob sob). He reads and writes extremely well and makes sure I know pretty much all the time just how independent he is.

BUT...

For those few hours when my cherub is sleeping, he is still that little boy of mine. He still loves his stuffed animals ("buddies") to cuddle with, and pretty much always sleeps with his arm wrapped tightly around his favorite "valentine monkey". I love his strong arm hold and his hands tucked peacefully underneath his head.

It is during these times when I both relish the fact that he is growing into such a wonderful boy, yet he will still always be my baby.

He is indeed my Sleeping Angel.

4 comments:

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I love watching my babies sleep too...It calms me and lets me know that all is right.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

He looks totally adorable sleeping! Best wishes in the contest!

Courtney said...

What a wonderful post and a sweet picture. I have very few pictures of my kids sleeping because if you open the door they're awake. Gotta love light sleepers!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh, what a precious photo of Noah! Good luck! :)