It’s shaping up to be a good year for Nick Lachey‘s brood.
The 98 Degrees frontman, his wife Vanessa Lachey and their kids Phoenix Robert, 1, Brooklyn Elisabeth, 3, and Camden John, 5, look sun-soaked and exhilarated in a new snap series shared to Vanessa’s Instagram account Tuesday.
In the first photo, the family of five are all smiles, sporting beach-worthy attire — for Nick, a pair of white trunks and black tank top, with Vanessa’s leopard-print suit peeking out from under a dark green cover-up.
The second shot is more candid, featuring Vanessa and Nick whisking their two youngest into the air while big brother Camden performs a mighty stretch.
“2018… I like you A LOT!!! ❤️👨🏼👩🏽👦🏻👧🏼👶🏻❤️,” Vanessa captioned the adorable post.
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“You’re fearless and kind. You’re sweet and confident. You’re empathetic and ambitious. You’re happy and fun. Today you are three and FOREVER you are mine!” Vanessa, 37, captioned a shot of her little girl.
“I Love you and the little lady you are becoming every day,” she added. “Thank You for this Beautiful Life, Belly! You are one in a million! ❤️”
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Little Phoenix recently celebrated a birthday too — his first, in fact — on Christmas Eve, which is something Nick previously told PEOPLE the family would treat delicately.
“We’ll figure it out — as he gets older, we’ll have to make sure we carve out a special day for him so he doesn’t feel like it’s just swallowed up with Christmas,” the 44-year-old singer said in November.