Kim Basinger Praises Daughter Ireland Baldwin as a 'Beautiful Mama' in Sweet Birthday Tribute

"I’ve gone on many journeys in my life and time… but none greater than the one I embarked on 28 years ago," she wrote in the caption

<p>Steve Granitz/WireImage; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty</p> Ireland Baldwin (L), Kim Basinger (R)

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Ireland Baldwin (L), Kim Basinger (R)

Kim Basinger is honoring her not-so-little girl on her birthday.

On Monday, the actress, 69, shared a sweet tribute to her daughter Ireland on her 28th birthday. Posting a slideshow of photos of her daughter throughout the years, Basinger took a minute to reflect on everything the mother-daughter duo has been through together as well as honor her daughter as now a first-time mom.

"We all grow up with our kids…grow old with our kids…grow younger with our kids…They are students who become our teachers…they are our joy and our pain...We are each others’ comfort in the storm...and cheerleaders in the victories…," the proud mom began her caption.

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Referring to her daughter, Basinger wrote: "She and I started this journey 28 years ago today…And there have been rough waters that we held onto each other and navigated through together…But there have also been beautiful views of some of the most breathtaking places in the world."

"Some extraordinary people we’ve met along the way, who became very good friends and a part of our family….. Many, many, many unforgettable and beautiful pet buddies that brought us more joy than I could ever write in a paragraph," she continued.

"We have danced some very happy dances…and have laughed until the sun came up…many times… We have excelled and succeeded in ways that have been nothing but blessings raining down from above."

"I’ve gone on many journeys in my life and time…but none greater than the one I embarked on 28 years ago…with this baby girl…The greatest thing that ever happened to me…And now…she has her own little Angel…Holland."

"Happy Birthday, my love…and now beautiful Mama…Ireland. Forever and ever…. I love you… and you know how much," Basinger added.

"Mom 🚀🌈🙏🏻✨🩷," she signed off the post.

Ireland commented on her mom's post, writing "😢 so sweet. Love you 🩷."

In May, Ireland welcomed her daughter Holland with boyfriend RAC (born André Allen Anjos), revealing the exciting news on Instagram. Sharing a photo from the hospital where she laid with her infant daughter in one arm, Baldwin smiled as RAC leaned into them both.

"Holland 🩷," she captioned the shot.

Baldwin revealed in January that she already had a name picked out for her little girl, and it's inspired by her own.

"We're naming her Holland. I'm Ireland, so another country name because we wanted to keep that consistent," she said on the Girlboss Radio podcast, with a chuckle.

"And then I love the actress Holland Taylor," she added. "I've always loved that name since I was young, I just thought that was such a classy, beautiful name, so we're going with Holland."

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