Welcome to your second year of life, Lorenzo LaValle!
Nicole Polizzi and Jionni LaValle’s not-so baby boy is celebrating the big 0-2 today and, like any proud parents would, his doting mommy and daddy are reflecting — and documenting — the special occasion.
“Waiting for the birthday boy to wake up!!!!” the impatient and excited “Snooki & JWOWW” star captioned the Instagram photo above. In the shot, her snoozing son is surrounded by presents and a Mickey Mouse balloon.
Eventually, Lorenzo emerged from his slumber and promptly modeled one of his gifts: a colorful birthday cape. Superman and Batman got nothin on this pint-sized superhero!
Nicole also took to her website to share a family photo album and pen a heartfelt message about her first baby.
“Just want to tell the world how proud I am of my son turning two today,” she wrote. “Not only does he get smarter and wiser every single day, but he makes mommy’s love for him grow and grow more each and every minute. So sad to know Lorenzo isn’t my ’baby’ anymore, but he will always be my baby and my first born.”
Someone get us some Kleenex, please.
The “Jersey” girl continues, “I know he’s going to be such an awesome big brother to his sister that he will meet very soon! Lorenzo, I love you more each second that I’m with you and I hope one day you will feel that love for me. MOMMY IS SO PROUD OF YOU, happy birthday my handsome son!”
In addition, Jionni gave his “best buddy” some bday love and posted a couple of snapshots of his mini-me.
“Remember holding you in the hospital and thinking to myself how lucky I am to call you my godson,” JWOWW wrote along with the heartwarming throwback photo, above. “Happy birthday to my godson Lorenzo!!! I love you.”
Offer Lorenzo your well wishes, and if you’d like to take a trip down memory lane, watch his pirate-themed first birthday bash, below!