Just like that, summer has come and gone. But while we’re saying goodbye to long days of playing outside, we’re ushering in a different kind of excitement, with new friends and mind-expanding lessons. Still, dropping off the kiddos for their first day of school isn’t always easy. If you’re feeling a bit weepy as your little ones embark on their next chapter, you’re not alone. Dozens of celebrities, like Jessica Alba, Ciara, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, have also posted heartfelt back-to-school pictures of their little ones on Instagram. Read ahead for some of our favorites. (Don’t worry; no one will judge if you need to grab a tissue or two!)
Honor Warren & Haven Warren
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren’s adorable daughters, Honor and Haven, look ready for the year ahead with stylish new backpacks and back-to-school supplies in hand.
Future Jr. & Sienna Wilson
Singer Ciara shared a sweet send-off to her two children, Future Jr. and Sienna, who are starting kindergarten and Pre-K, respectively. Judging by their smiles, these two are thrilled for the year to come.
First day of kindergarten.
He is fine.
I am a mess.
How. So fast. How. pic.twitter.com/5KO52Vdujl
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 5, 2019
Hamilton writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda shared a sentimental father-son photo on the beach to wish his son, Sebastian, a happy first day of kindergarten. Not that Miranda needs the reassurance, but we have no doubts that Sebastian will blow us all away.
Prince George & Princess Charlotte
The little royals are growing up! Prince George and Princess Charlotte were picture-perfect in their dashing school uniforms. Can you even handle little George’s missing teeth?!
Proud mom Busy Philipps said it best: “First grade doesn’t stand a chance” when Cricket rolls in.
Fact: Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa’s son, Sebastian, is nailing the back-to-school footwear game. (Also, how can you not be confident you’re in for a great year when you have Snoop Dogg commenting on your BTS pics?!)
Send love to Lauren Conrad, who’s currently balancing the back-to-school blues and pregnancy hormones. You’ve got this, mama!
Chance the Rapper’s daughter, Kensli, looks confident and oh-so-stylish as she heads into a brand-new year. (But, seriously, do they make that jacket in adult sizes?)
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1st day of school. How did this happen?!?! I actually didn’t cry, is that crazy?! He started something called PORTABLE CLASSROOM two days a week. It’s essentially a toddler transition class. Timmy and I are going to talk about it and film for our YouTube so you guys can follow along the journey!
Not all back-to-school sendoffs have to include tears. The Hills star Whitney Port said she kept a dry eye as her son, Sonny, started a “toddler transition class.” If only there was a course on getting our curls to stay as bouncy as his!
Carmen, Rafa, Leo, & Romeo Baldwin
Sometimes, the “First Day” pics don’t turn out exactly as you plan — and that’s just fine! While Hilaria and Alec Baldwin’s kids Carmen, Rafa, and Leo managed to keep their first grade, Pre-K, and “three” signs nice and crisp, baby Romeo had other plans. The end result was still cute, wrinkles and all!
Heaven, Hendrix, & Kenzo Hart
Eniko and Kevin Hart’s son Kenzo has two great role models, older siblings Heaven and Hendrix (whom Kevin shares with ex-wife Torrei Hart), to show him the ropes — and he couldn’t look happier.
Naleigh & Adalaide Kelley
Katherine Heigl was that mom as she serenaded daughters Naleigh and Adalaide with “an embarrassing cheer” for their first days of school. We don’t know what’s cuter: the chant or the girls’ faces as they heard it!
Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer’s daughter, Harper, was apparently more excited about “the trash cans” than her darling back-to-school outfit. Hey, whatever makes her happy!