Celebrity Parents Happy Birthday, Suri! Katie Holmes Celebrates Daughter Turning 15 with Sweet Throwback Photos In November, Katie Holmes called spending time in quarantine with her teenage daughter "the most precious gift" By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 19, 2021 08:25 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Suri is 15! On Sunday, Katie Holmes celebrated her only child's latest milestone with a sweet Instagram post, featuring a trio of rare black-and-white images of her daughter. In the first photo, a younger Suri is seated in a kitchen with two boys, while the second and third show her being hugged by her proud mama. "Happy 15th Birthday Sweetheart! I love you!!!!!!!! ❤️💕😘," Holmes, 42, wrote in the caption. "I can't believe you are already 15!" Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human-interest stories. Katie Holmes and daughter Suri. Katie Holmes Instagram Katie Holmes and daughter Suri. Katie Holmes Instagram Katie Holmes (L) and daughter Suri. Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock RELATED GALLERY: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise's Cutest Mother-Daughter Moments Holmes is relatively private when it comes to offering glimpses of her daughter on social media (and rarely shows her face), but seems to make exceptions for her birthday. Last year, the former Dawson's Creek star shared a photo of a floral wall decoration designed in honor of Suri's birthday and wrote a touching message to her teenager: "💕 Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!!!!!! 💕 I am so blessed to be your mom. May this year be incredible! 💕💕💕💕." She later posted another image, which showed Suri from behind, donning a pink-and-white floral crown. Holmes captioned the latter snapshot, "Birthday vibes 💕💕." In an interview with Entertainment Tonight that summer, the Pieces of April actress called the socially distanced party "a beautiful moment," adding, "This year is a reminder that the simple things are really beautiful. I think when you have less, you are more creative." RELATED VIDEO: Suri Cruise Celebrates Her 10th Birthday! As the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown continued, Holmes wrote a piece for Vogue Australia's November issue, explaining that the unusual year allowed for more introspection and quality time with her daughter. "Hobbies such as sewing, painting and writing became new hallmarks of satisfaction and having had time at home to just be. To listen," she wrote at the time. "To live for a moment in time without the pressure of results and instead appreciate the natural rhythms of mother and daughter was the most precious gift." The Batman Begin actress went on to recall how, during isolation, she reinforced her mantra to be more present in her daily life. "During this time of uncertainty, remembering to be creative and positive has been something I have tried to keep at the forefront of my mind," said Holmes. "Throughout this experience the through-line for me has been a heightened awareness of each moment and really taking it in and appreciating it."