A roundup of the star-studded sendoffs.
Like so many moms all over the country, celebrities took to Instagram to share pride and love for their little ones on their first day of school. From iconic TV actresses to renowned stylists, these eight women (and their adorable kids) are ready for fall.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker shared a series of photos featuring her three kids with husband of 20 years, Matthew Broderick. In the first, 8-year-old twins Marion “Loretta” and Tabitha are walking and talking en route to Loretta’s school.
“Annual first day of school photo,” the Sex and the City actress-turned-designer wrote in her post. “One of these little ladies started school today. The other little lady wanted to walk her sister. Hope all those who start school this week have wonderful first days at school.”
The following day, it was her 14-year-old son James’s and Tabitha’s big day.
“It’s official. High school bound,” Parker captioned a similar photo showing her son heading out.
Soon after, she shared another photo of her twin girls and said, “Annual first day of school photo. For Tabitha who today is an official 3rd grader. Just as Tabitha did yesterday for her twin sister’s first day, Loretta sends Tabitha on her way.”
But SJP wasn’t the only star sending off her kids. Busy Philipps also provided perhaps the most relatable mom moment as she said goodbye to her 4-year-old daughter Cricket.
“First day of her last year of preschool. Makes no sense. None,” she wrote.
About one week earlier, the actress took to Instagram in honor of her third grader, 9-year-old daughter Birdie. “First week of third grade done for these two little BFFs since birth. Annoying, THIS is the best picture I got of them,” she said in her caption of the two pals looking away from the camera.
Jessica Alba’s daughters Honor, 9, and Haven, 6, have a lot to look forward to this year. Two months after announcing the upcoming arrival of her third child, the actress snapped a sweet picture of her girls before they headed out for their first day.
“First day back at school!” she captioned a photo showing off their backpacks. “Being preggers and so hot all summer -couldn't be more stoked about Fall. Such a trip I have a 1st and 4th grader!!!! Time seriously flies! And kids in school all day means early bedtime. #momlife”
Rachel Zoe’s sons did not look like they were ready for summer’s end. The designer posted a photo of her boys holding up signs, with 6-year-old Skyler’s marking his first day of first grade and 4-year-old Kaius’s announcing his first day of preschool.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s 9-year-old twins Max and Emme looked prepared in their school uniforms. On Thursday, JLo shared a screenshot of a Snapchat photo taken of her kids with the caption, “First day of 4th grade!!!”
And Jennifer Hudson’s 8-year-old son David was all smiles after day one.
“The face u have when u just finished your first day of school like a big boy!! Like it wasn’t nothing! Happy first day of school my baby !! Well my big boy !” the singer and actress shared.
Bonus: Prince William
Of course, I would be remiss to forget about the international schoolkid who stole the show this week, Prince George. The 4-year-old future king was dropped off by his dad for his first day of classes. An official photo of him and his father taken before they left for school was posted on Kensington Palace’s official Instagram. You can read more about it and see the footage here.