12/17/2011 03:46 pm ET | Updated Jan 07, 2012

Katie Holmes And Suri Cruise: Cutest Mother-Daughter Moments (PHOTOS)

Katie Holmes certainly has a lot to celebrate this weekend.

The actress turns 33 on Sunday, Dec. 18, and she decided to kick off her birthday weekend in New York with husband and "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" star Tom Cruise and their daughter Suri, 5.

Whether she's on a movie set or traveling around the world, Holmes is never too far away from her darling daughter, who has become accustomed to paparazzi waiting by their car and, of course, wearing high heels and makeup.

But as Holmes recently explained to Marie Claire, she takes care of her daughter just as any mother would.

"My daughter was with me the other day at a work event and it was a long day," she says in Marie Claire's November issue. "I took out some paper and markers that I had in my bag, and someone said to me, 'Oh, that is so cute,' and I looked at her and thought, 'No, this is not cute. This is what all mothers have to do.'"

And just as all children do from time to time, Suri knows how to throw a temper tantrum, as she demonstrated this week at FAO Schwarz in New York City.

We decided to pick out some of our favorite Katie & Suri photos to celebrate Holmes' birthday this weekend. Check them out below!