“Your name alone simply makes me smile; Ariah meaning Lion of God and Talea resembling the morning dew of Heaven,” Tamera Mowry-Housley wrote alongside a cute snap of daughter Ariah Talea on her 2nd birthday July 1.
“Oh, but your spirit, your personality and your joy alone is what brings me so much happiness,” continued the TV star. “I am so blessed to be your mother. I can’t wait to see the amazing things you’ll accomplish in this world.”
Mom of two Busy Philipps wrote a sweet message for daughter Cricket Pearl on her 4th birthday, admitting she wasn’t originally sure a second child was in the cards (Philipps and husband Marc Silverstein also share daughter Birdie Leigh, 9 next month).
“From the moment she was born, 4 years ago this morning, she has brought nothing but joy and light into our lives,” the actress captioned a beach photo of her younger daughter on July 2. “And I’m so glad she proved me a liar with my one and done nonsense.”
“This was just a few hours after I had met you for the first time face to face. I was so fascinated to be watching you, observing and savoring every second,” Tyler captioned a throwback photo of her third child (she is also mom to sons Sailor Gene, 2, and Milo, 12) as a newborn.
“You have always had such a calm, centered and graceful way about you, but boy oh boy when you get upset you are so strong and so direct and I love this about you !!!” the actress continued. “Your grace and strength is innate inside of you. This was the first time I really saw that strength and power of will and spirit and it / you made me so happy and proud.”
“I can’t wait to watch you grow and blossom more. I am deeply grateful to be your mother. You light up my whole word. 💗”
Soon to be a mom of two — she and husband James Rothschild recently announced their second child on the way! — Nicky Hilton Rothschild celebrates daughter Lily Grace Victoria‘s 1st birthday on July 8.
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In celebration, the mom of two shared an Instagram photo of Bing and 13-year-old big brother Ryder Russell (Hudson’s son with ex-husband Chris Robinson), posing in front of an elaborately decorated Spider-Man cake.
“Oh how they grow! Mr Bing Bong turned a big 6 today ❤️ #BirthdayBoy 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂,” she captioned the shot.
“You were born from mommy’s heart. I love you so much for accepting me as your mommy,” wrote Davis, who adopted Genesis as a baby in October 2011, alongside an Instagram photo of the mother-daughter pair.
“Happy birthday Miss Genesis! Love, love my baby!!!” she added.
“Happy 2nd birthday my beautiful baby girl Ryan. I love you so much. Your vibrant, content and hilarious personality is contagious,” Ayesha captioned an Instagram photo collage of Ryan.
“I just want to cuddle you forever and ever. My chookas,” she added. “I can’t take how quickly the past two years have gone by. Not enough time in a day.”
“Happy Birthday to our special little young lady …Such a special girl who brings so much joy and happiness into our lives,” David captioned a recent photo of himself and Harper at Buckingham Palace, where the lucky little girl got to attend a tea party with her dad, grandmother, school friends — and Princess Eugenie of York!
And the family went all out for Meilani’s festivities, bringing in princesses — with the birthday girl dressed as Rapunzel and her parents as Belle and The Beast!
“Happy Golden Birthday My little firecracker!” Landry captioned an Instagram photo of Estela wearing a flower crown and posing in front of large gold “1” and “0” balloons.
“The joy and excitement you have in your heart and share with all of us makes everyday brighter!” the proud mom added.
A day after his sister Estela Ines‘s big day, Valentin Francesco rings in his 4th birthday alongside parents Ali Landry and Alejandro Monteverde, plus 10-year-old Estela and their brother Marcelo Alejandro, 5½.
“Happy Birthday Valentin! On the day you were born the angels clapped their hands and the moon danced with the stars! 🎂💫💙,” Landry wrote next to a birthday photo of her youngest child on July 11.
“You are pure joy and love!!!!!! #4yearsold #mybaby #birthday,” added the actress and Miss USA 1996.
According to a sweet photo gallery posted to Jewel’s Instagram account, the little guy — who was born on July 11 — received a ton of gifts, all homemade, including a rock with the word “courage,” a basket Jewel’s dad wove (“Kase helped!”), and more.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEO THAMES! My boy with the heart of a lion- I love you 💜,” King captioned an Instagram photo of the blonde tot rocking a huge pair of literal rose-colored glasses.
“Thank you for bestowing the gift of sharing your life with us 💕,” she added.
“5 years ago you changed our world! Couldn’t have imagined a more ferocious, creative, confident, joyous, caring and spontaneous little girl to call my daughter,” the reigning NBA champion captioned a July 19 snap of a smiling Riley hanging out in a tree.
“Love everything about you!” he added. “And even though daddy still struggles to do your hair, the responsibility as your father stays front and center for me every single day! #Unicorn #RyRy #5 #podiumgame“
Little Levi William is 1! To celebrate the baby boy’s big day, his parents — Laguna Beach alum Alex Murrel Johnson, a.k.a. “Alex M.,” and husband Kyle Mark Johnson — threw an outdoor fiesta-themed bash.
“Happy 11th Birthday to my sweetest little girl!! I love you Chance!! The world is yours baby!!” Combs, who is dad to six kids total, captioned an Instagram photo of the father-daughter pair on a boat.
“Welcome to 4 Little Lady! 🎂🎉❤️👧🏼,” she added.
He continued, “She even wanted ‘Mama’ to read ‘Dada.’ Everything is ‘Mama.’ “
“Being a single mom, at first it’s a very challenging thing,” Blair told PEOPLE in 2016.
“But to have that much time with him, just the two of us, has been an incredible life-changing experience. And I do not take it lightly — my gratitude,” she added.
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“Love this little guy so much. Nothing I want more than for all his wishes to come true,” Ryan captioned a photo of Max smiling in front of his “cake” (a.k.a. two stacked doughnuts, with a candle on top).
Added the father of two (he and Trista also share 8-year-old daughter Blakesley Grace), “He has given me so much in life without even knowing it.”
Happy birthday, Jagger Snow! Ashlee Simpson Ross and husband Evan Ross‘ baby girl is officially 2 on July 30 — and according to Simpson Ross’ Instagram account, Jagger celebrated by painting vinyls with her musical mama!
“Bronx was an easy sleeper. She’s like, ‘Nuh uh, Mama. I want to stay up and stay up next to you!’ ” Simpson Ross added.
In 2014, Kroes said of her biggest parenting surprise, “That you can love two babies at the same time — and [it’s] the same equal love — and that I can also be with two kids. (She and James are also parents to 6-year-old son Phyllon.)