Katie Holmes is one very proud mother. The 37-year-old actress took to Instagram on Sunday to share a series of sweet snapshots of her daughter Suri taken at a surprise birthday party for Katie's mum Kathleen.
One photo shows ten-year-old Suri dancing with a friend, dressed in a pretty white dress and with a matching bow in her hair. "#happybirthdaymom #surprise #gratitude #family," Katie captioned the image.
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Katie shared a photo of Suri dancing at the party with a young friend
Another photo from the festivities shows Katie with a blissful smile as she cuddles the two little girls, who are clearly exhausted from all the celebrations. "#gratitude #littleangels #blessed," the star wrote alongside.
Katie ended the series of photographs by sharing a particularly sweet mother-daughter moment that was captured on camera. "#blessed #goodnight #gratitude #happybirthdaymum #family #love," she captioned the black and white image, which shows Suri snuggled up to her mum.
Another image shows the exhausted little girls asleep on Katie
Suri is Katie's only child with ex-husband Tom Cruise. The couple were married in 2006, and Katie filed for divorce in June 2012.
In an interview with People in 2014, the star said that her daughter "means everything to me".
"I'm learning every day, and I have been since the minute I became a mum," she said.
Katie also shared this beautiful mother-daughter photograph
Part of that learning curve is accepting that things don't always run smoothly. "My patience has grown, but between 4 and 6pm… I mean, wow!" Katie admitted. "Between tickle fights and glitter art, I try to throw some manners along the way!"
The star also touched up her split from Tom. "I don't want that moment in my life to define me, to be who I am," she commented. "I don't want that to be what I'm known as. I was an actor before, an actor during, and an actor now."