By AMELIA PROUD
Yummy, mummy! Sarah Jessica Parker treated her two-year-old daughters Marion Loretta and Tabitha to ice lollies in New York at the weekend
Her turn as a working super-mother in I Don't Know How She Does It might have been panned, but Sarah Jessica Parker is unarguably a fabulous parent.
The 47-year-old is often spotted taking her children to school, sometimes flying from LA film sets to do so, and this weekend the actress made the most of a break from work to play up a storm with her two-year-old twins in New York.
Parker has just finished work on two movies, Lovelace and and Escape from Planet Earth, so she's free to focus on her Manhattan-based family for a while.
And as usual, she slipped effortlessly into her favourite role.
The mother-of-three, son James turns ten later this year, looked chic but unfussy in Converse trainers and elegant sweats as she focused on ramping up the fun for Tabitha and Marion Loretta.
Mommy's girls: SJP feeds Tabitha some ice cream as Marion Loretta chomps on the red ice
With a friend, the Sex and the City alum rolled up her sleeves to push the little ones on the swings and when they'd worked up a sweat on the warm day, the gang all enjoyed ice lollipops.
SJP, who has been married to Matthew Broderick since 1997, choose a red colour that looked as though it could be in some way derived from fruit.
Uh-oh: Marion Loretta seems to be in a bit of a mess, but at least she seems to have enjoyed this flavour
Her little ones went for the kind of nuclear green that children love but adults tend to run a mile from.
However, Marion must've fancied a taste of mommy's ice pop as she ended up with the red ice, and then will it all around her face.
Sarah Jessica has said that Tabitha and Marion Loretta's personalities are nothing alike.
'Loretta is deeply inquisitive: ‘Do you see that, do you hear that, Mama?’ She constantly checks that we are connecting with her,' the actress told Parade magazine.
Higher, higher! Little Tabitha seemed to be enjoying the swings
Wary: Little Marion Loretta was more cautious, but SJP has talked about her 'inquisitive' personality
'Her sister is the family princess: Tabitha does not give; she receives.'
All three ladies are preparing themselves for their impending move to Brooklyn with father Matthew Broderick and brother James.