Back to school! Stacey Solomon cries over her sons’ return to the classroom while Billie Faiers shares snaps of ‘little lady’ Nelly on her first day of year 2
A slew of parents have been sharing their children’s milestones on social media as they return to education following the summer holidays.
And Stacey Solomon and Billie Faiers led the celebrities marking their kids’ first day back at school with heartwarming images on Instagram on Thursday.
The Loose Women panellist, 30, cried as she admitted she’s ‘drowned her sorrows with a cuppa’ after her sons Zachary, 12, and Leighton, eight, left home, while the Mummy Diaries star, also 30, uploaded sweet photos of daughter Nelly, six, before she started year two.
‘I’m drowning my sorrows with a cuppa!’ Stacey Solomon (L) and Billie Faiers led the celebrities marking their kids’ first day back at school with images on Instagram on Thursday
X Factor star Stacey posted a snap of her lookalike boys, who she has from past relationships, in uniform, before reminiscing about their quality time in lockdown with a cute montage.
Struggling to hold back her emotion, the singer – who also shares baby son Rex, 15 months, with partner Joe Swash – said: ‘They’re in, woo they’re gone. I don’t know if I’m relieved or what, such a weird feeling.
‘I’m going to have a cup of tea to drown my sorrows. I hope you’re all OK. I can’t stop thinking about everyone in lockdown – people without friends, single parents… I don’t know how you did it. You smashed it.’
Milestones: Mummy Diaries star Billie, 30, uploaded sweet photos of daughter Nelly, six, before she started year two
The Loose Women panellist, 30, posted a snap of her lookalike boys Zachary, 12, and Leighton, eight, left home, who she has from past relationships, in uniform
How cute: The X Factor star reminisced about their quality time in lockdown with a heartwarming montage (pictured with her other toddler son Rex and partner Joe Swash)
Overwhelmed: Struggling to hold back her emotion, the singer broke down as she said: ‘I don’t know if I’m relieved or what, such a weird feeling’
Doting: The media personality treated her kids to healthy packed lunches in their personalised boxes
Former TOWIE star Billie highlighted how much her eldest child has grown as she shared two snaps of her from the morning and two years ago.
The businesswoman, who shares Nelly and her son Arthur, three, with husband Greg Shepherd, wrote: ‘Back to school my little lady …. I cannot believe how tall you have grown since your first day … and how long your plaits are now.
‘Wishing everyone lots of luck with little ones starting school this September … I remember it like it was yesterday.”
‘I cannot believe how tall you have grown since your first day’: The former TOWIE star shared two snaps of her eldest child from the morning and 2018 (pictured)
Happy family: The businesswoman shares Nelly and her son Arthur, three, with husband Greg Shepherd
‘My fellow Virgo queen’: Broadcaster Fearne Cotton enthused watching her daughter Honey, four, was the ‘best birthday gift’ as she turned 39
Sharing her delight at their return to education, the blonde told MailOnline earlier this week: ‘Nellie went back last term for a couple of days and it was so good for her.
‘Her school will be kept as normal as possible, I can’t wait for routine back in my house so I’m more than happy for mine to go back.’
Broadcaster Fearne Cotton enthused watching her daughter Honey, four, was the ‘best birthday gift’ as she turned 39.
Exciting times ahead: Michelle Heaton’s kids Faith, eight, and Aaron, six, beamed as they posed for a snap with their personal trainer dad Hugh Hanley
Eager comeback: The former Liberty X’s brood couldn’t contain their happiness at seeing their pals again
Can’t let go: Presenter Natalie Pinkham shared a hug with her little girl Willow, four, as they enjoyed a walk in the park before she went to school
‘My big girl’: Corrie’s Alan Halsall gushed he was ‘so proud’ of his daughter Sienna-Rae, six, as she started year two
Adorable: WAG Billi Mucklow uploaded a family snap of her sons Arlo, four, and Wolf, two, with partner Andy Carroll, as well as his older children Emilie Rose, eight, and Lucas, six
Sweet: Coleen Rooney was every inch the proud mum as she took to Instagram to share a photo of Kai, 10, Klay, seven, and Kit, four, posing in their uniforms before doing the school run
The TV star, who raises her mini-me and son Rex, seven, with husband Jesse Wood, shared a image of Honey in her black, grey and white school clothes.
The presenter said in an accompanying caption: ‘The best birthday treat. Watching my big girl go off to her school induction. Bursting with pride. My fellow Virgo queen ❤️.’
Earlier in the week, an emotional Amy Childs shared a picture of her daughter Polly, three, in her school uniform ahead of her first day at pre-school.
The reality star, 30, said of her first-born, three: ‘Go and get them my darling girl, mummy is so so proud of you , you make me so PROUD.
‘Anyone else crying?’ On Wednesday, emotional Amy Childs shared an Instagram picture ahead of her daughter Polly’s first day at pre-school
Lovely: The OG TOWIE star, 30, wrote some lovely words to accompany the snap as she admitted she was feeling a little teary
Pride and joy: Former glamour model Amy is mother to Polly and Ritchie, two, and loves doting on them
‘Your first day at School… a very emotional mummy today how are you going to school already ps I can’t stop crying! Anyone else today ??? XxX.’
Caroline Thomas, wife of Waterloo Road actor Adam Thomas, 32, also shared a picture of their son Teddy on the same day.
She wrote: ‘Good Luck our little Teddy Bear, Year 1 Make us proud baby boy.’
The day before, Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge revealed that her youngest son Carter, five, was back in the classroom.
Sweet: Caroline Thomas, wife of Waterloo Road actor Adam Thomas, 32, also shared a picture of their son Teddy on the same day
Happiness: Caroline pictured in a throwback family snap on Instagram
With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to school closures in March and forcing most students into home schooling, Frankie echoed the thoughts of many as she said the start of school ‘feels like a big step back towards normality.’
Proud Frankie, who is also mum to Parker, seven with husband Wayne Bridge, shared a sweet collage of photos of Carter in his school uniform on Tuesday morning.
‘Little Legs is back to school… he’s very nervous about how he’s going to make friends… but I know this is totally what he needs and he will be absolutely fine ❤️’ she wrote in the caption.
‘It feels like a new start today… like a big step back towards normality ☀️ go shine bright little man! #backtoschool #newbeginnings.’
Big day! The day before, Frankie Bridge revealed that her youngest son Carter, five, was back in the classroom
‘New start today’: Proud Frankie, who is also mum to Parker, seven with husband Wayne Bridge, shared a sweet collage of photos of Carter in his school uniform on Tuesday morning
One more day: While Stacey was busy getting her children’s essentials ready, Myleene Klass was spending her day on Tuesday juggling work and childcare
Family fun: The presenter shared a video of Hero in the back of the car as the star’s boyfriend Simon Motson drove her to work at Smooth Radio – ‘family day out’ she joked