“This kid is breaking more than hearts these days ,” the 37-year-old singer wrote in a Tuesday, June 19, Instagram post. “#FirstBrokenBone #ICriedMoreThanHeDid.”
In the picture, a smiling Ace, 4, shows off his new lime green cast at a doctor’s office. Despite the happy face, it’s a tough break for the little boy who is on summer vacation after graduating Pre-K on June 13.
My baby Maxwell is 5 years old today. She makes everyone's life mermaid magical. Happy Birthday to our fairytale princess. Mommy, Daddy, and Ace love you with our "holy hearts" (as Max would say) #MerMax #MAXIDREW #canyoube5forever
French toast sticks with sugar for Ace, duh! #BreakfastInBed #MAXIDREW
On pins and needles watching last week's Game of Thrones... just kidding, it's Moana 😉
I'm so in love #SisterAndBrother #MAXIDREW #ACEKNUTE
WACO, TX - MAY 06: (Exclusive Coverage) Eric Johnson, Ace Knute Johnson, Maxwell Drew Johnson and Jessica Simpson attend a spring style event benefitting The Boys and Girls Clubs of Waco, TX at at Dillard's on May 6, 2017 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
Wheels up to Waco! ✈️#wheelsandheels #MAXIDREW (Ace was too shy for the pic 😉)
Family Love 🐰🐣 📸: @kristingram
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Jessica Simpson and Maxwell Johnson attend the 2017 Princess Grace Awards Gala Kick Off Event on October 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 22:Jessica Simpson, wearing Jessica Simpson Collection,(right) with Maxwell Drew Johnson, wearing Jessica Simpson Girls attend Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson Ross come home for the holidays in support of the Jessica Simpson Collection and the launch of Jessica Simpson Home at Belk Galleria Dallas on November 22, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Jessica Simpson wearing Jessica Simpson Collection and Maxwell Drew Johnson (left) wearing Jessica Simpson Girls attend Jessica Simpson Collection Fashion Show at Nordstrom on September 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson, Ace Knute, Maxwell are seen in Soho on December 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: Jessica Simpson and Maxwell Johnson are seen on April 06, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 23: (L-R) Jessica Simpson, wearing Jessica Simpson Maternity, with her daughter Maxwell Johnson and Ashlee Simpson, wearing a Jessica Simpson dress, visit Belk Southpark on March 23, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson)
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“Eric is more the disciplinarian,” she told Us at the time. “If my daughter asks for a dog, she gets one, and then Eric finds a way to make the dog not end up in the house.”
Simpson and Maxwell have more in common than just a love of animals. The proud parent gushed that her first born has impressive vocal chops.
“She has a great voice,” the star told Us, noting that she would 100 percent support Maxwell if she decided to pursue a career in singing.
“She’s pretty shy. Mom’s shy too, so you never know,” explained Simpson. “You never know if you’re a born entertainer or not.”
In the meantime, she is savoring each moment with her little ones. “Being a mother is the best opportunity and challenge I’ve ever been blessed with in life,” she gushed to Us. “Right now my kids are in this amazing stage where I’m really listening to them without judgement and they’re teaching me so much.”