Katie Holmes shares rare birthday pics on social media

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Mom’s best birthday gift! Katie Holmes rang in her 38th birthday with the help of her 10-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise, and some friends.

The proud mom took to Instagram to share a series of celebratory pics with her more than 650,000 followers.

“Thank you for the birthday love. I really appreciate it!!!!” she captioned a black and white shot of party hats.

Thank you for the birthday love ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I really appreciate it !!!!!!!!

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Holmes then posted two selfies with Suri, who is rarely pictured on her mom’s social media account.

“Birthday vibes!” she captioned one shot, adding in another, “Birthday vibes continued.So grateful today.”

The pair seemed to have a fun night out on Sunday, bowling and eating some tasty treats.

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“Showing strength in bumper bowling lol #birthdayfun,” Holmes captioned a shot of the alley.

Showing strength in bumper bowling lol 💕💕💕 #birthdayfun

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She also uploaded a photo of some birthday sweets, writing, “Love today. #mothersanddaughters #friends #love.”

Love today 💕 #mothersanddaughters #friends #love

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Holmes recently opened up to The New York Times about parenting Suri, whom she shares with ex-husband, Tom Cruise.

"I try to make our world very much an environment that’s just all about being a kid without too much of Hollywood coming into that," she explained. "And I just enjoy it. Honestly I think that there are so many books and opinions about how to be a great mom, and you have good days and bad days, and sometimes you do great and sometimes you could have done better. But I have to say I’m really enjoying having a 10-year-old. She’s a remarkable person."