“At such a tender age of 3 you can already tell she knows what she wants,” wrote the star. “Whether it’s a side-eye, a big smile or jovial laugh. She connects. She truly cares about her little family.”
Continued the proud mom, “Ariah you seriously are my best friend and you make my days brighter. I’m so grateful and can’t wait for more fun adventures. I love you. #happybirthday“
“We had a big day of doing his favorite things: puzzles, seeing animals, hanging with his Lovie and Papa, pizza, games and cupcakes,” mom Catherine Giudici Lowe wrote of herself and husband Sean Lowe’s day with their son, sharing a festive photo gallery.
She added jokingly, “Plus, he doesn’t have any friends to celebrate so we felt bad for him and gave him the world.”
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III also has a little one celebrating a first birthday on July 2: daughter Gloria!
On the docket? Cake, presents, balloons — and a whole lot of cuteness.
“They say time flies when you are having fun and here we are today as you turn 1. SHE’S ONE EVERYBODY!!!” the proud dad captioned a festive photo gallery of his baby girl.
“Your impact on this world will be great and change it forever,” he added. “We see it every day because you have already changed our lives for the better.”
Happy birthday, Cricket Pearl! Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein’s younger daughter turned 5 on July 2.
“She had no name for almost a week. I called her the baby,” Philipps captioned a throwback photo of her newborn. “I had thought her name was going to be Ginger but then she was born and that seemed utterly ridiculous for her.”
She added, “I maintain she could have been a Dottie. But I’m still glad she’s our Cricket. She’s clearly Cricket. Duh.”
BOWDEN "SCOUT" PONDER
Third-time mom-to-be Samantha Ponder celebrated her oldest child, daughter Bowden “Scout” Sainte-Claire, on July 2, presenting her with a unicorn cake for her fourth birthday.
“A day that summed her up pretty well: 5 outfit changes, tennis camp domination, tons of laughs, a few fights, all the Mexican food, a unicorn cake and family movie night on a ‘magical bed’ (aka air mattress),” Ponder captioned a photo gallery.
Added the ESPN personality, “Happy 4th Birthday little world changer … loving you is an incredible adventure. ❤️”
“Happy 8th birthday Daniel!” Creed singer Scott Stapp wrote alongside a July 4 photo of himself with his middle son, Daniel Issam. “Not a day goes by that your sense of humor and infectious laugh have us on the floor laughing.”
“Your drive and tenacity in everything you do inspires me so much,” he added. “The love that fills your precious heart is your greatest gift🙏🏻 I love you so much buddy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON!”
Another Fourth of July birthday! Both Jeff Goldblum and wife Emilie used Instagram to wish their son Charlie Ocean a happy third birthday, with Emilie even sharing a cute video of the family (including Charlie’s little brother River Joe, 14 months) helping the birthday boy attempt to blow out a trick candle.
“The happiest of birthdays to America, and also Charlie Ocean Goldblum! 🙏🏼🎂🌊✨🎇🎆,” the actor captioned a hilarious photo of his older son wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey (a nod to Dad’s hometown!) and sticking his tongue out.
The Hills alum shared another festive snap two days later of her baby boy feeding her cake under a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIAM” sign, writing, “Celebrated our sweet Liam’s birthday today 🎂”
“Happy 2nd Birthday to our truly gorgeous and unbelievably precious baby girl 🎂🎈,” dad David Gardner captioned a video of everyone singing Lula “Happy Birthday” at her party.
Added the proud dad, “Lula Rose you really are one magical little Unicorn 💫🦄We loveeeeeeee you so much❤️😍💞”
“Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece Lily-Grace! 🎉👶🏼🎂🎉 I am so in love with you my precious little angel! 👼🏼 You have brought so much love & happiness into of my life!😍,” Hilton wrote alongside a photo gallery featuring Lily-Grace with her mom and aunt.
The heiress also hinted at her hopes for her own family expansion, adding, “I can’t wait to have my own little baby girl that you will best friends [with] just like your mom & I! Love always #AuntParis”
Ryan Carson‘s big-sister duties might have been temporarily on hold while she celebrated turning 3 on July 10.
“She’s by far the funniest, sassiest person we know and we wouldn’t have it any other way,” mom Ayesha Curry — who gave birth to her third child, son Canon W. Jack, earlier this month — captioned a photo gallery of little Ryan.
She added of husband Steph Curry, “I can’t wait to see her negotiate the heck out of her dad when she gets older with her wit. It’s unmatched.”
Harper Seven has hit her namesake age! Victoria and David Beckham’s youngest child and only daughter was the star of the family on July 10.
He added, “This little one is so loved by her brothers, mummy and daddy … special, special little girl ♥️ Makes me smile every single day ♥️”
One day later, Estela’s little brother Valentin Francesco hit his own newest age milestone: 5!
“Happy birthday to my baby boy, Valentin, who has become the best little fisherman!” Landry captioned a photo of her son holding up his catch.
Kase Townes isn’t turning 7 — he’s earning 7, and like Valentin, he’s also a budding fisherman!
In a July 11 Instagram video, Jewel explained that her son caught a fish and showed him packing up the pieces to give to his family members.
“As part of Earning Seven, he gave something away he loves, to symbolize that we must have room to receive more,” the proud mom captioned her son’s heartfelt birthday tribute.
Just like their son Canon and daughter Ryan, Steph and Ayesha Curry’s oldest child Riley celebrates her birthday in July — on the 19th, to be specific.
“Our big girl is SIX years old today 😱😍. WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?!” Ayesha captioned a photo gallery of Riley. “I remember taking her to her 1 week doctor check up like it was yesterday. Now she’ll be going into first grade in a few short weeks.”
She also shared a cute video of Riley dancing, while Steph posted a snap of the birthday girl with a vase of flowers and wrote, “SIX!!!! Missing teeth and all- love every bit of you! Keep leading the pack strong baby girl.”
“These milestones are making me feel like it’s all worth it,” said the Power star. “You know being pregnant, shooting, breastfeeding while shooting — I did a lot. I was shooting four and a half months into my pregnancy.”
Eisele Kaye just celebrated her first birthday as a big sister! Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott used Instagram on July 22 to wish her oldest child many happy returns.
“5️⃣ years ago this bright light entered our world. She was right on time. Our Heavenly Father’s time!” the singer captioned a photo of herself and Eisele.
“Eisele, thank you for changing our world and keeping us on our toes with big questions, laughter, and a deep-to the marrow kind of LOVE 💕,” Scott added.
Winnie Rose is 5! On July 23, Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy Juvonen’s older daughter hits the whole-hand age.
Added Fallon, “There’s some arguments, but it’s baby arguments. They’re automatic best friends because they’re around each other all day long.”
Selma Blair’s only child, Arthur Saint, received a sweet message from his mom on July 25.
“Happy 7th birthday to the the person I love more than anything in the world,” Blair captioned a close-up photo of her son. “You are my miracle, my reason. My heart. My soul.”
She added, “Thank you almighty for giving me this life with #arthursaintbleick. I will never waste this time. For eternity. Your mom, oceans. And oceans ❤️🎂”
ALEXANDER "SASHA" SCHREIBER
Happy 11th birthday, Alexander “Sasha” Pete! On July 25, both his parents — exes Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber — used Instagram to express their gratitude for their older son.
“Happy Birthday to my angel, you bring the shiniest and brightest light 😇 ❤️💫🙌,” wrote Watts alongside a sunny photo gallery of Sasha.
Schreiber captioned a single close-up snapshot of his son, “Happy Birthday handsome!”
Alanna Ubach recently told PEOPLE she got pregnant naturally with her son Thomas Rodolfo, who turned 1 on July 25, after going through fertility treatments.
“I didn’t think I could get pregnant naturally because of my age. But you never know,” said the 42-year-old, who has five embryos “on ice right now.”
The Bachelorette season 1’s Trista Sutter used Instagram on July 26 to wish her older child, son Maxwell Alston, a happy 11th birthday.
“He’s had my heart even before this day 11 years ago,” Sutter wrote, captioning a throwback mother-son photograph. “Maxwell Alston Sutter, thank you for the blessing of being your mom.”
She continued, “Your smile and giggle brighten my craziest days and remind me of the beauty of life. Happy birthday Peanut!!! 🎈 I love you!!”
“This was the day you stole my ❤️ forever,” Port captioned the gallery, whose first photo was taken in the hospital shortly after her first child’s birth.
“Sonny- you are an 👼🏻 sent from heaven. I think my dad sent you to me. In fact, I know so,” she continued. “I promise to do my very best to keep you safe, comfortable and happy. You are loved infinitely. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, our chickens!!!!!!”
Like most 1-year-olds likely would, Ashley Monroe’s son Dalton William didn’t hesitate to dig into a delicious-looking Mickey Mouse-themed cake at his first birthday party.
Birthday tiara? Check. Cake-smudged face? Check. Adorable expression? Louisiana K had it all checked on her first birthday July 28.
“Happy 1st Birthday to my sweet little Louisiana! She is a fierce, sweet, sassy little adorable ball of light,” Andy Grammer captioned a photo of himself and wife Aijia high-fiving as their daughter enjoys her cake.
“I LOVE the way she melts into my neck, screams VERY loud (the volume is something many people have pointed out), only laughs when SHE thinks it’s funny, dances to any beat, has resting stank face, and shows me a side of love I’ve never known,” he added. “I am smitten. 😍”
Happy birthday, Myllena Mae! Doutzen Kroes and husband Sunnery James’ younger child and only daughter turned 4 on July 30.
Sharing a Polaroid of Myllena wearing bunny ears, the model wrote, “Four years ago you came into our lives and every day you bring so much joy, laughter and positive vibes! I learn from you every day and every day your testing my parenting skills because you are so incredible smart!”
“I’m so excited for all the years you have ahead of you!” Kroes added. “I’m so proud of you it’s beyond words to describe how I feel about you but mostly I’m grateful to be your mother! Happy fourth birthday Myllena Mae ♥️”