Jennifer Garner, Violet Beverly Hills smiles walking Pacific Palisades

Little V just might be the happiest Hollywood kid of all! Jennifer Garner's daughter spent the day with mom out and about in the Pacific Palisades (which included a Starbucks run, natch) and the 5-year-old looked outright ecstatic. Sadly, dad Ben Affleck was nowhere to be found...

Sidebar, we LOVE that Garner admitted to drinking too much during a recent appearance on Martha Stewart's cooking show:

    "By the time we get to cooking and having our champagne, I hadn't had anything to eat... and I got drunk."

Bless her heart!