Patrick Mahomes Cuddles with Baby Daughter Sterling Before Heading to Chiefs Training Camp

Patrick Mahomes
Brittany Matthews / instagram
Patrick Mahomes spent some time with his 5 month old daughter Sterling Skye before going to training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs.
On Monday afternoon, Brittany Matthews - who Sterling shares with the 25-year-old NFL star - shared two adorable photos of Mahomes cuddling with their baby.
"Send papa to camp today!" Matthews, 25, wrote in the caption.
The pictures showed Mahomes happily on the couch with Sterling on his lap. One of the family's beloved pit bulls, Steel, sat next to the father-daughter duo.
"@Steel_Silver_Mahomes wanted to say goodbye to dad too," added Matthews in another post and tagged her dogs' Instagram account.
Patrick Mahomes
Brittany Matthews / instagram
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Mahomes and all other Chiefs veterans had to report to training camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, Monday night, according to USA Today's Chiefs Wire.
The quarterback and Matthews, who were high school babe, welcomed Sterling on February 20 - five months after their engagement on the day Mahomes received his first Super Bowl championship ring.
Mahomes recently informed PEOPLE about his upcoming wedding to Matthews, due to take place sometime next year.
When asked if he intended to include Sterling in the day's festivities, one of his father said, "That is the hope."
Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews
Brittany Matthews / instagram Brittany Matthews and Patrick Mahones with daughter Sterling Skye
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"She'll be a little over a year old I think by the time the wedding happens ... so hopefully she can be the flower girl and walk and do all the cool things by then," he went on. "But it will definitely be a part of the wedding."
Photos of Sterling's face were first shared by Mahomes and Matthews in June, months after their parents expressed their desire to wait until they felt comfortable posting their picture.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Mahomes said the decision to show Sterling in photos was a joint decision for him and Matthews.
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“Well, at first we didn't want to show her in photos, especially when she was so young. We wanted to keep these things to ourselves and kept some of the photos and stuff for a while, "he explained." And then it got to a point where we had her and enjoyed it all along with her and we were tired of hiding them from everyone. "
“So it wasn't like we were trying to show them to the world, I think in some ways we were just tired of hiding them all over the place. We wanted it to be a part of our lives because it is such a big part of it, "he added." ... It made us a little easier that we didn't have to hide it everywhere and show it to the world and it as well enjoy like we do every day. "

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