Bec & Lleyton Hewitt celebrate daughter Ava’s 7th birthday

Time certainly flies for Bec and Lleyton Hewitt. 

On Friday, the couple celebrated youngest daughter Ava’s 7th birthday, with Bec taking to Instagram to share a touching tribute to her ‘little ray of sunshine.’

Alongside a cute snap of Ava wearing a pink tutu and glittery top, she wrote: ‘My baby girl is 7 today!! Happy birthday beautiful!!!’

Grow up so fast! On Friday, Bec and Lleyton Hewitt celebrated youngest daughter Ava’s 7th birthday, with Bec taking to Instagram to share a touching tribute to her ‘little ray of sunshine’

‘You are a little ray of sunshine that brightens everyone’s day!!’ she concluded the caption.

And Ava sure lived up to that lofty compliment in snaps shared by the former Home and Away actress, seen posing with a beaming smile outside her Melbourne home.

Her infectious smile was on display in another snap, that saw her sporting an embellished tiara.

'Ray of sunshine!' 'You are a little ray of sunshine that brightens everyone's day!!' she concluded the caption

‘Ray of sunshine!’ ‘You are a little ray of sunshine that brightens everyone’s day!!’ she concluded the caption

Bec, appeared almost surprised that her youngest daughter was already 7, with several fans in the comments similarly shocked at how fast the time has gone.

‘Oh she is absolutely gorgeous! Can’t believe your baby is 7!’ one wrote.

Unlike her birth in 2010, Ava’s seventh birthday celebrations went off without a hitch.

Time flies! Bec, appeared almost surprised that her youngest daughter was already 7, with several fans in the comments similarly shocked at how fast the time has gone

Time flies! Bec, appeared almost surprised that her youngest daughter was already 7, with several fans in the comments similarly shocked at how fast the time has gone

Back in 2010, however, the actress and her tennis star hubby attracted criticism for the way they announced Ava’s birth.

With the lack of a dominant online news presence, fans were clamoring for information on the hotly awaited announcement.

But many were surprised when Bec and Lleyton made the decision to require fans sign-up to a $2 SMS subscription service in order to find out the name.

Times change: Back in 2010, the actress and her tennis star hubby attracted criticism after Ava's name was announced via a $2 SMS subscription service

Times change: Back in 2010, the actress and her tennis star hubby attracted criticism after Ava’s name was announced via a $2 SMS subscription service

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk