Kelly Ripa's Throwback Photo of Son Joaquin Starting School Is a Total Mood

"Can't say he looked thrilled about it," the TV star captioned an image of him from 2006

By Elyse Dupre Aug 29, 2019 7:44 PMTags
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Back-to-school season is officially here!

Kelly Ripa celebrated the special time of year by posting a throwback photo of her son, Joaquin Consuelos, on Instagram. The sweet snapshot was taken in 2006—back when he was just a toddler. In fact, Ripa claimed the sweet picture was taken on "his first day of school ever."

In addition to sporting some adorable blond locks, the little man wore a picture-perfect outfit for class. He donned a colorful shirt, dark jacket and bright blue backpack. Still, he didn't look particularly excited to start school.

"Can't say he looked thrilled about it," Ripa wrote in part of the caption.

Time certainly does fly because Ripa's son is now 16 years old.

This wasn't the only back-to-school photo Ripa shared this week. The Live With Kelly and Ryan star also shared a picture of herself kissing her daughter, Lola Consuelos, goodbye as she headed off to college.

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"The nest is getting roomy.........," Ripa captioned the image.

Her hubby, Mark Consuelos, also shared a picture of the sweet sendoff.

"2 down... 1 to go...," the Riverdale star captioned the photo.

The proud parents also have a son named Michael Consuelos, who is 22. To see the family's sweetest photos over the years, check out the gallery.

History Repeating

In August 2020, Kelly Ripa shared an epic recreation of an old family photo from 2003 on Instagram. With youngest son Joaquin on her lap and older kids Michael and Lola perfectly in place, we'd say they nailed it despite the fact that, as Kelly noted, "objects may appear larger."

Glad Grad

In May 2020, Kelly and Mark celebrated eldest son Michael's graduation—albeit a virtual one, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic—from New York University. Marking the occasion, Kelly wrote on Instagram, "And just like that you graduated college. MJC, the joy and pride you have brought our family is indescribable. I love you with all my heart."

All Grown Up

From kids to teenagers! "#tbt 2011 vs. 2019 Les murs sont devenus plus petits," Kelly shared in an Instagram post that showed just how much her kids have grown. 

School's Out

"The Graduate #2019," Kelly wrote on Instagram when celebrating Lola's latest accomplishment. 

Star-Studded Walk

When Kelly received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015, her entire family including kids Lola, Michael and Joaquin couldn't help but attend. 

Milestone Moments

When it's time to celebrate a big event, you can count on the entire family to join in and celebrate. 

Selfie Time

When your family is this beautiful, you would likely be posing for selfies more often than not too. 

Joy to the World

Holidays always bring family together and this famous crew is no exception. 

Family Fun Day

Back in 2003, Kelly and husband Mark Consuelos celebrated the opening night for A Year With Frog and Toad at Maxine's in New York City.

Red Carpet Pros

Back in 2001, Mark and Kelly took their son to the ATLANTIS The Lost Empire premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. 

Snow Day

Whether they are traveling somewhere hot and tropical or cool and snowy, this family always knows how to have a good time. 

Good luck at school this year, everyone!