One day after sharing a series of family Easter pics with fans, Jessica Simpson posted another gorgeous photo to Instagram. The singer and fashion designer captured a sweet daddy-daughter moment as her husband, Eric Johnson, played with their youngest child in the swimming pool at their California home.
In the new photo, Johnson is seen tossing the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, Birdie Mae, into the air as they take a dip in the supersized, crystal blue pool in the family’s backyard. A gorgeous view of the Calabasas mountains provides a scenic backdrop.
The retired NFL player is photographed from behind as he lifts his arms up to catch his baby girl. Birdie, who celebrated her first birthday last month, looks full of joy as she is captured in mid-air, above her daddy’s arms. A stunning blue sky can be seen in the background, as can the sun reflecting off the water, in the gorgeous shot.
In the caption attached to the photo, Jessica told her 5 million-plus Instagram followers that the swimming pool is Birdie’s “happy place” with her dad. She also teased that the baby girl was being introduced to her dad’s classic “toss and catch” move, a pool game that he likely played with the couple’s older children — Maxwell Drew, 7, and Ace Knute, 6 — when they were babies.
In the comments section, fans and famous friends reacted to the pool game as well as the spectacular view from the Johnson family yard.
“I can’t believe she’s already ready for the EJ toss. What a fearless girl like all the kiddos,” one commenter wrote of baby Birdie.
“Darling! And that pool/view? Fabulous!” another follower added.
“What a beautiful picture and memory captured perfectly,” a third fan wrote.
Other fans predicted an onslaught of judgmental “that’s so dangerous” comments aimed at the Open Book author and her husband.
Fans know that Birdie has always loved being in the water. Last July, Jessica posted an Instagram photo of her baby girl in the water, the tyke wearing an adorable long-sleeved onesie and a white boat hat.
“Water baby #3,” she captioned the photo of the then 3-month-old.
And in September of 2019, the star shared a video of her family enjoying an afternoon in the pool while she was out of town for business. In the video, Eric is holding baby Birdie as they glide in the water, while their older children reveal to their mom how much they love and miss her.