Happy Birthday, Matilda Ledger!

See how Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger's cutie – she turned 5 on October 28! – has blossomed into a big girl

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WALKING TALL

WALKING TALL
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A couple of months before her 5th birthday, Matilda Rose Ledger looks all grown up strolling around Toronto on Aug. 8 with mom Michelle Williams during the actress' day off from filming Take This Waltz.

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ICE CAPADES

ICE CAPADES
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She may be a big girl now, but Matilda proves you're never too old for a piggyback ride! The bundled-up tot, 4½, hitches a ride from mom to a local restaurant in their Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood on Feb. 19.

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STYLIN' IN THE RAIN

STYLIN' IN THE RAIN
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From her pink Hunter boots to her yellow Petit Bateau raincoat, the fashionable 4-year-old doesn't let a little wet weather cramp her style for her daily trek to school in Brooklyn on Oct. 29, 2009.

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MONKEY BUSINESS

MONKEY BUSINESS
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A few days before, Matilda shows off her balancing skills at a New York City playground while Williams looks on.

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MINI JET-SETTER

MINI JET-SETTER
National Photo Group

With family in Australia and Stateside, Matilda has been racking up miles since she was born. Here, the almost 4-year-old walks confidently alongside her mom – and a plush pal! – through LAX airport in Oct. 2009.

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TOUCH AND GO

TOUCH AND GO
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Look at me! Matilda, 2½, tries to get her mom's full attention during a morning coffee run in Brooklyn on Sept. 16, 2008.

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FAMILY TIES

FAMILY TIES
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While crossing the street in New York City, Matilda stays close to both her mom and grandmother, Carla, on Aug. 20, 2008.

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CUTE SCOOT

CUTE SCOOT
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Under Williams's watchful gaze, the adorable toddler shows off her expert scooter moves in Brooklyn on Aug. 17, 2008.

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PRIVATE EYES

PRIVATE EYES
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Heath Ledger gives Matilda, 2, a lift while walking through New York City's Soho neighborhood on Nov. 17, 2007. "My daughter is the center of my life," the late actor said of his little girl.

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MOMMY & ME

MOMMY & ME
Santiago Baez/Ramey

A brunette Williams totes her tow-headed munchkin, 1½ on her hip while walking through New York's West Village on Sept. 13, 2007.

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CARRY ON

CARRY ON
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Have purse, will travel! Matilda, 22 months, keeps her pretty pink carryall close while out and about with her mom on Labor Day 2007.

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PICTURE PERFECT

PICTURE PERFECT
Alecsey Boldeskul

Ledger and his 7½-month-old mini-me take in their surroundings while sitting outside a Brooklyn frame shop on June, 15, 2006.

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ON A STROLL

ON A STROLL

Awww! The then-family of three – Williams, Ledger and 6½-month-old Matilda – stop for coffee and a leisurely walk around their Brooklyn neighborhood on May 23, 2006.

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