Reese Witherspoon bonds with mini-me daughter Ava… before making her first appearance since son"s birth at VIP launch

Reese Witherspoon bonds with mini-me daughter Ava… before making her first appearance since son's birth at VIP launch

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03:32 GMT, 28 October 2012

Reese Witherspoon is really making sure that her elder children don't feel left out in the wake of their new baby brother's arrival.

She's been spotted cheering son Deacon, eight, on at his football match at the weekend, and on Friday she was spending quality time with her lookalike daughter Ava.

Mini-me! Reese Witherspoon's daughter Ava certainly won the genetic lottery; the 12-year-old looked just like her mother as they walked in LA on Friday

Mini-me! Reese Witherspoon's daughter Ava certainly won the genetic lottery; the 12-year-old looked just like her mother as they walked in LA on Friday

Reese took the time to do her hair and make-up and pulled on a flattering shirt dress as she took 12-year-old shopping.

Ava wore a pretty pink T-shirt with a Rolling Stones-esque tongue motif emblazoned on it.

Not seen was her newborn, Tennessee James, who she welcomed into the world less than a month ago.

So pretty: Ava is the image of her mother Reese, and you can see her father Ryan Phillipe there too

So pretty: Ava is the image of her mother Reese, and you can see her father Ryan Phillipe there too

Reese and husband Jim Toth celebrated the birth at the end of last month and a source recently told People magazine: 'Everyone is bonding with the baby.

'And Jim has had a lighter workload and has been spending a lot of time at home with the baby as well.

'She definitely feels settled in her family life with Jim and her kids.'

Another source added: '[Jim] was just over the moon and really excited to become a dad'.

Just like mommy! Reese's little girl is the image of her

Just like mommy! Reese's little girl is the image of her

Bonding time: Reese and her daughter have been spending a lot of time together lately

Bonding time: Reese and her daughter have been spending a lot of time together lately

Bonding time: Reese and her daughter have been spending a lot of time together lately

Legally Blonde: It's uncanny how much the youngster resembles her cute as a button mother

Legally Blonde: It's uncanny how much the youngster resembles her cute as a button mother

Happy: The contended mother of three is delighted with her family set up

Happy: The contended mother of three is delighted with her family set up

The actress spent a couple of days in
a Los Angeles medical facility prior to Tennessee's birth after it was
feared she was going into early labour.

After
being discharged doctors told her to take it easy at home and get
plenty of rest. The Legally Blonde star recently admitted she was
planning a career break to raise her little tyke.

In
June, she said: 'I'm feeling very round tonight. After I finish
[filming] 'The Devil's Knot', I'm going to take a little time off – and
go have a baby!'

But
it appears she won't be taking too much time off as she currently has
three films in pre-production, including a big screen adaptation of the
popular self-help book by author John Gray Men Are From Mars, Women Are
From Venus.

Broad smile: Reese looked chuffed to be attending a VIP opening in West Hollywood

Broad smile: Reese looked chuffed to be attending a VIP opening in West Hollywood

This is how we do it: Reese looked divine at the opening of Rag and Bone on Melrose last night; her first public engagement since giving birth

This is how we do it: Reese looked divine at the opening of Rag and Bone on Melrose last night; her first public engagement since giving birth

This is how we do it: Reese looked divine at the opening of Rag and Bone on Melrose last night; her first public engagement since giving birth


Mommy and son time! On Saturday, Reese and her boy Deacon picked up some coffee

Mommy and son time! On Saturday, Reese and her boy Deacon picked up some coffee

Devoted: Reese is making sure her big children get plenty of attention

Devoted: Reese is making sure her big children get plenty of attention

Devoted: Reese is making sure her big children get plenty of attention

Soccer mom: Reese was seen supporting Deacon at his soccer game later in the day

Soccer mom: Reese was seen supporting Deacon at his soccer game later in the day