Katherine Heigl Celebrates “Sassy and Fiery” Daughter Adalaide’s 5th Birthday

Katherine Heigl just welcomed a baby boy, Joshua Jr., in January…

… but with three kids, there is no rest of the weary: time to her celebrate daughter Adalaide Marie Hope’s fifth birthday! The actress, 38, did so with a sweet Instagram shout-out.

“It is my sassy, fiery, break dancing, bug loving, whip smart, fiercely loyal, daddy’s girls’ birthday!” Katherine captioned the selfie with Adalaide.

Katherine gushed about her birthday girl:

“I am so incredibly grateful for the light, the love, the laughter, the purpose, the joy and the grace you have brought to my life! Thank God the world has a girl like you to show us how it’s done!”

Just last month, Katherine shared how scared she was during her first days with Adalaide — who she and husband Josh Kelley adopted in December 2012. “Adalaide was just a 4 pound, 11 ounce newborn who we woke up every five seconds to check on when we first brought her home,” Katherine wrote in a post on her blog, Those Heavenly Days. “We were so terrified of how small and new she was. Truly petrified that every pause in her tiny snuffles and grunts meant that she was not breathing.”

Thank goodness all is okay now. Here is Adalaide surrounded by her family — and most definitely looking like the middle child! 😉

Candy Kirby

Candy is the founder of The Mom Beat and a humor columnist whose work as appeared in Redbook, Nickelodeon's NickMom, Disney's BabyZone, HelloGiggles and eHow. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation.