Happy Birthday, Annabel! James Van Der Beek Shares Sweet Snap of His Daughter After Celebrating with Purple Batman Party
James Van Der Beek‘s daughter Annabel Leah is 3!
In the photo, Annabel and her dad are smiling sweetly for the camera, while Kimberly hams it up by pretending to bite her little girl’s finger.
“Hook, line and sinker… Three years today,” Van Der Beek 39, captioned the shot, adding a single red heart emoji.
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Kimberly shared a photo on her own Instagram account, featuring her daughter and husband — along with a sweet message for her third birthday.
“Happy 3rd birthday Annabel! You were the most peaceful birth three years ago today,” the mother of four writes. “Since then you have blossomed into a loving, nurturing angel with a heart of gold, rainbow wings, soaring off into the sky as high as you could possibly fly.”
“I’ve never seen anybody double down on a character like you do, be as wild as you are and love as strongly as you do,” Kimberly continues. “You’ve captured my heart forever girlfriend. And forget this during your teens, but daddy would do ANYTHING for you.”
And just in case touching messages from her parents weren’t enough, the family threw Annabel a “purple Batman”-themed birthday party.
” ‘Purple Batman’ b’day party (by request) for the girl who ALWAYS keeps me guessing … ” the Dawson’s Creek alum — who is also dad to daughters Emilia, 10 months, and Olivia, 6, as well as son Joshua, 4½, with Kimberly — wrote to accompany a photo of Annabel decked out in her superhero best.
“I’ve often said I don’t feel ownership over my kids — that I feel like I just lucked out in the great cosmic lottery … and this girl proves it,” adds the proud dad. “She may look like me … but she is all her. #AndICouldntLoveHerMore.”