Celebrity Parents Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Celebrate Daughter Vivian on Her 9th Birthday: 'My Little Sunshine' "I'm looking forward to many more days of throwing the football together," Tom Brady wrote By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 6, 2021 09:12 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Tom Brady Instagram; George Pimentel/Getty Images Happy Birthday, Vivian Lake! On Sunday, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen celebrated their daughter on her 9th birthday. Sharing a photograph of himself catching a football from Vivian inside a locker room, Brady, 44, wrote alongside the sweet father-daughter shot, "9 years old now and there's never been a sweeter, kinder Angel then [sic] you Vivi!" "Daddy loves you sssoooo much!!!" he added. "Happy Birthday I'm looking forward to many more days of throwing the football together 😍😍😍😍😍." In the comments section, various sports stars celebrated Vivian as well, including David Beckham, who wrote to Brady and his little one: "Happy Birthday Vivi ❤️ @tombrady we r in trouble man 😂." 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. Gisele Bündchen Says Nature Is 'Essential' to the 'Health and Well-Being' of Children On her respective Instagram page, Bündchen, 41, also shared a tribute to her mini-me on her birthday as well. "Happy birthday my little sunshine! How lucky I am to be your Mommy. You make everyday brighter!" she captioned a pair of snaps. One picture featured the former supermodel smiling and touching her face close to her daughter's, as another showed Vivian practicing a cartwheel while on a beach. "P.s Thanks uncle @ninomunoz for the pictures!☀️✨❤️," Bündchen added, repeating her message in Portuguese. In the comments section, Brady responded to the first pic in the series, writing, "The most cuteness in one picture I have ever seen ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️." RELATED VIDEO: Tom Brady Reveals His Son Jack Is the Buccaneers' New Ball Boy: He Takes It 'Very Seriously' Earlier this year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback opened up about how he makes time for his three kids amid his busy sports schedule during an episode of his SiriusXM podcast, Let's Go! With Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray. Brady — who shares Vivian and son Benjamin Rein, 11, with Bündchen, plus son John "Jack" Edward, 14, with ex Bridget Moynahan — explained that as a football player, he gets a "good healthy off-season" and is able to have "a lot of time off" with his family. Gisele Bundchen/Instagram "I try to do my best with the kids," he said. "Although I wish I was there more, but I think if I was there too much, you know, they might be sick and tired of me screwing up everything that's been going on in the house for a long time too." Brady said that his wife has "held down the house for a long time now" while he's been busy with his football career. In a previous episode of his podcast, the Super Bowl champ said while his wife "handles a lot of responsibilities of the house during football season" he tries to "balance it out a little more in the off-season."