It's daunting for any mom to send their child off to school for the first time but with Katie Holmes's recent divorce from Tom Cruise it could have been extra fraught to be separated from daughter Suri Cruise.
So the 33-year-old actress relished in spending time with her six-year-old on Sunday to hear all about her first week in her new environment at the $39,750-a-year Avenues School.
Suri looked delightful in a blue dress with her favorite red flats and she carried a pink hair band in her hand rather than having it in her long tresses.
The mother-daughter duo held hands and chatted as they strolled around the Big Apple.
They were seen walking around Central Park, shopping on Fifth Avenue and picking up a few things at a local farmers market.