Tamera Mowry and her family began the Christmas celebrations by putting up their tree, and the actress made sure to capture every moment of it. She took to Instagram to share an adorable pic of her son Aden decorating, and fans are in awe of how big he’s gotten.
The “Sister, Sister” former actress made good use of her Sunday spending time with her kids, Aden and Ariah while decorating their home for the holidays. Tamera left Aden to take the initiative putting up the tree’s garments while she snapped a few pics of the boy.
Mowry revealed on Thanksgiving that Aden inherited her love for cleaning and decorating, so it was only natural for the 6-year-old to take charge when it came to their big tree. In the pics shared by Tamera on Instagram, Aden is seeing holding a Christmas ball and looking a place in the tree for it.
He looks comfy wearing a blue t-shirt and black shorts while his little sister Ariah sits on a stuffed bear watching Aden’s ministrations in the second photo. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” Tamera captioned the heartwarming post.
Fans of the star filled her comment section gushing about Aden and how big he’s getting. “Wow, I love your tree, it looks beautiful and obviously the little guy who is decorating it too,” wrote one user. Another added, “Omg Aiden is sooo big! Slow down Mr.!!” and a third one agreed, “He’s SO tall. Your children & family are GORGEOUS. May God Bless The Housley’s Always & May Alaina FOREVER rest in peace.”
Tamera and her husband, Adam Housley, recently suffered a significant loss. Adam’s niece, 18-year-old Alaina Housley, was one of the 12 victims of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousands Oaks, California.
“Our family's been through a lot, but the interesting thing about grief is that you've gotta find the balance of moving forward and grieving at the same time,” Mowry said on her emotional return to “The Real” two weeks after the tragedy.
The 40-year-old star also revealed the creation of a foundation in Alaina’s honor and reflected about the change that has to be made to put a stop to gun violence, as she encouraged her fellow co-hosts and fans to join her in the fight for a safer country.
“It's obvious that we need change when it comes to gun violence. I don't care if I have to knock on the doors of the White House to do it,” she started. And continued:
“Alaina was very sweet and loving and kind. She was also a debater. So she would want me to debate that. But also, I believe that it starts from within. Our country, and it's sad to say this, but you have to be living underneath a rock not to believe these words, our country is sick. It's diseased. It needs healing. It needs healing from within. We are so divided.”
In the middle of their grieving process, little Aden celebrated his birthday, and while Tamera didn’t post pics of the boy’s birthday party as she did in previous years, she shared an adorable pic of Aden and Alaina, commemorating her son’s birthday and honoring her niece’s memory in one shot.
“Happy 6th birthday Aden! Alaina was excited to come to your birthday party. But as you said buddy, ‘She lives in your heart now.’ We love you,” the star captioned her Instagram post.
Adam Housley shared the same pic and added: “He was so excited to give you these flowers and as today as we celebrate his 6th birthday he says you are in his heart Alaina,” and continued:
“We miss you so.. but I know you are here and you are with him. Please be his guardian angel and Arian’s. Happy birthday Aden, as sad as we are, we are so blessed you have a heart like your cousin and we know you will carry her spirit for the rest of your life and make this world a better place.”
Despite the unimaginable pain the Housleys might be going through, Tamera reassured viewers on “The Real” that they are a very close-knit family and that love is guiding them through the dark. Hopefully, they will be able to find some peace as the holidays get near.