They grow up so fast! Reese Witherspoon had a proud mommy moment on Saturday when her son Deacon graduated from elementary school. The 40-year-old Draper James founder shared a picture with her star 12-year-old on her Instagram, with a sweet caption in his honor.
"Off to Jr. High! Yay, Deacon! #ProudMom," she shared with her followers. Reese is also a mom to 16-year-old Ava, who she shares with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, and three-year-old Tennessee, who is her son with husband Jim Toth.
Deacon isn't the only one of Reese's children growing up. On Sunday, her daughter Ava showed off her latest piercing. The ultra stylish teen posted a photo on her Instagram sporting her new nose ring accompanied by a smiley face emoji.
Although the Hot Pursuit star is celebrating her children's latest milestones, she shared that balancing a career with three kids can get a little tricky. During an interview last August with Southern Living magazine, Reese said, "No one’s really doing it perfectly. I think you love your kids with your whole heart, and you do the best you possibly can."
She continued: "There are some sacrifices you make, and it hurts your heart sometimes, but my kids tell me they’re proud of what I’ve accomplished, and that just means everything. I grew up with a working mom, and I have so much respect for the things she did as a nurse and a teacher. I would never begrudge her that."