Her ‘Little Angel’: Katie Holmes Shares Sweet Photos of Suri from Her Mom’s Birthday Party

09/11/2016 at 05:25 PM ET

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Katie Holmes is one grateful mom.

The actress, 37, shared several sweet photos taken at her mother Kathleen‘s surprise birthday party on Sunday. In several photos, Holmes expresses her love and appreciation for her 10-year-old daughter Suri.

In one post, Holmes snapped a shot of her little girl dancing in a white dress with a matching bow at the party. She captioned the black-and-white photo, “#happybirthdaymom #surprise #gratitude #family.”

#happybirthdaymom #surprise #gratitude #family 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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In another post from the festivities, Holmes is seated with a blissful smile on her face as she cuddles with her daughter and another little girl.

“#gratitude #littleangels #blessed,” she captioned the photo.

#gratitude #littleangels #blessed

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And Holmes ended the series of adorable family photos with a particularly sweet moment between the mother-daughter duo.

“#blessed #goodnight #gratitude #happybirthdaymom #family #love,” she captioned the photo of Suri nuzzling up against her mom.

RELATED VIDEO: Suri Cruise Celebrates Her 10th Birthday!

Holmes shares her daughter with ex-husband Tom Cruise. The couple were married in 2006 and Holmes filed for divorce in June 2012.

In a 2014 interview with PEOPLE, Holmes said Suri “means everything to me … I’m learning every day, and I have been since the minute I became a mom.”

— Blake Bakkila

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Beth on

Wonderful pictures. I love how Katie seems so down to earth and how much she loves her family.

Beth on

I love these pictures. So so sweet. I love how Katie loves her child and family. She is so pretty and natural.

myuntidydesk on

Was Daddy there? I doubt it. Non-Scientology don’t count to the followers of L. Ron.

Amy on

That is his loss. Katie learned from Nicole’s experience and prevented him from alienating her child from her.

Sara on

Beautiful photo which perfectly captures a mother’s love.❤

Jake on

I know you can’t believe everything you read .. But Tom is missing out on a wonderful child if those rumors are true.

LauraraMonique on

Such a cute family!!!!!! I love Katie Holmes, she’s a good mama bear.

DaisyMoon on

I agree Jake…

Emily on

Darling pictures. There does seem something so sad about Suri though. It might be that her father is not around or that her parents treat her like a baby instead of a 10 year old or that her parents are no longer together. I don’t know. She’s a beautiful little girl with a stunning mother but every time People posts pictures of Suri, my heart sinks a little.

George James on

Go Do a Black Dude you Filthy Mudshark!

Caspar on

this kid was doomed from the beginning. She was running around in tutus and high-heels from the age of two. Ridiclulous. That woman will baby her until she is probably 35! And with a nutcase father like TC, who doesn’t even see her anymore, she should be felt sorry for

Lisa on

Beautiful pictures of love between a mother and daughter. Katie seems so gentle and loving. If only more celebrities were like her.

Claire on

Why does she always treat the girl like she’s 2 years old? Cudding on her lap is a little over the top. I’m not against affection but the way she seems to always be holding her is weird. Thought it was just to protect from the paparazzi. I guess it’s just to protect Katie from the idea that she doesn’t have a baby anymore.

Sara on

I don’t know this family (obviously) but I have always wondered if Suri has some sort of diagnosis. She doesn’t seem to act like a normal 10 year old. My daughter is 3 months older than Suri and wouldn’t be curling up like a baby in my lap in a public setting. Not saying it’s wrong to cuddle your child, but Suri seems more like a 3 year old in those pictures than a 10 year old.