Grace Warrior Irwin Powell — the daughter of Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell, and granddaughter of the iconic “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin — is so very loved, and there’s no shortage of adorable photos to prove it. We’ve watched as she has grown up in the spotlight, witnessing all the sweet moments shared with the world by her parents and extended family. And as she turns one year old, we’re looking at some of our favorites (and, okay, getting a little misty-eyed. They grow up so fast!).
Little Grace was born on March 25, 2021 — which just so happened to be her parents’ first wedding anniversary — and she needed a strong name to match the legacy she was born into. “Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light,” Bindi wrote on Instagram. “Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler’s family dating back to the 1700s. Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior.”
In the first few months of her life, her doting parents were in newborn baby bliss. “We have just been soaking up every single minute of those beautiful newborn cuddles,” proud dad Chandler said in their Discovery+ special, Crikey! It’s a Baby! “I swear I wake up every five minutes in the night just to check that she’s OK, and she always is but we love her so much.”
But it’s clear that Grace Warrior’s parents aren’t the only ones who are smitten. Uncle Robert Irwin, Bindi’s younger brother, is an award-winning nature photographer — and captures the sweetest shots of his niece as well.
Robert isn’t always behind the camera, though – sometimes he’s caught being the adoring uncle that he is. “Uncle life is just the best,” he captioned a photo of himself with Grace, and we’re feeling all the heart-eyes emojis for this one.
And then there’s Grace’s grandma, Bindi’s mom Terri Irwin – who goes by the adorable grandma name “Bunny” (in tribute, Grace’s nursery is fittingly bunny-themed!). You can just tell how much she, too, cherishes her time with Grace.
But our favorite Grace moments come from the Instagram accounts of Chandler and Bindi, who grace our feeds (see what we did there?) with swoon-worthy photos on the regular.
“This girl … loves a selfie,” Bindi captioned a series of Grace-centric shots.
Think little Grace is the apple of her daddy’s eye? Yeah, we think so, too.
Between the cutest candid photos of their family life and the gorgeous professional shots, we just can’t get enough.
Some celebrity parents choose to keep their kids away from the spotlight, which is totally understandable — but we’re glad that Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell aren’t those celebrity parents, because we’d be missing out on a whole lot of cuteness. Here’s to Grace Warrior’s first year – and to all the super cute photos yet to come!
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