Working those leg muscles! Katie Holmes grapples with a growing Suri Cruise as they feed the ducks at the park
19:58 GMT, 2 April 2012
She is quickly morphing into a little lady.
So it is no surprise that Katie Holmes is starting to struggle when picking up her five-year-old daughter Suri.
The statuesque 33-year-old put her leg muscles to use as she carried the tot during a day at the park in New Orleans over the weekend.
Putting some muscle in it: Leggy Katie Holmes grappled with her daughter Suri as they spend a day at the park in New Orleans yesterday
Mother and daughter were accompanied by a nanny and bodyguard during they day out.
Katie was dressed for the warmer Southern weather parading her muscular legs in a pair of suede hot pants paired with a denim shirt and her favourite beige booties.
Meanwhile her toddler was quite the little Southern belle in a pretty white sundress, polka dot pink cardigan and metallic slip on shoes.
Extras: Mother and daughter were accompanied by a nanny and bodyguard during they day out
She wore her hair in pigtails, while her mother scraped her matching brunette locks up into a low-key bun.
The inquisitive tot was particularly taken by a flock of ducks, who were roaming around the lush greenery.
The energetic youngster ran around the park lands, making sure to shower her mother with plenty of cuddles.
New friends: The inquisitive tot was particularly taken by a flock of ducks, who were roaming around the lush greenery
Feed the birds: Katie and Suri threw was appeared to be some kind of baked good to the ducks
Suri seems to have had quite a growth spurt over the last few months and while she still possesses many of her mother's features, is looking more and more like her father as days go by.
Katie and Suri are in New Orleans while Tom Cruise films his next feature movie Oblivion, alongside co-star Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo.
Tom stars as a veteran soldier who’s banished to the surface of a post-apocalyptic Earth and tasked with repairing ships that hunt down the aliens who destroyed our planet.
Watch out! Katie winced as one of the birds took flight
His wife and daughter flew into the Southern state earlier this week from New York via a private helicopter.
Suri was seen sporting what appeared to be red lipstick as she left home with her mother to go to the heli-pad.
Suri's lips were a bright rosy hue as she left her apartment.
Leggy lady: Katie was dressed for the warmer Southern
weather parading her muscular legs in a pair of suede hot pants paired
with a denim shirt and her favourite beige booties
Southern belle: Meanwhile her toddler was quite the
little Southern belle in a pretty white sundress and metallic slip on shoes
The pair made their way to the helicopter and Suri was carrying a blanket and some stuffed toys to take with her on the journey.
As they waited for the flight the little girl discharged her blanket to her mother and was seen carrying a backpack.
Once seated inside the helicopter the mother daughter pair were seen peering out of the window.
Suri appeared to be excited by the view while Katie kept her entertained playing with her stuffed animal.
Taking flight: Katie and Suri flew to New Orleans from New York earlier last week