Proud parents Mario Lopez and Courtney Lopez celebrated their kids’ birthdays in a joint party on Saturday (September 6). With Dominic turning 1 on Sept. 9, and Gia turning 4 on Sept. 11, the Lopez family celebrated with a Wizard of Oz-themed birthday bash at PLAY in Glendale, Calif.
“We are so excited for this birthday celebration,” Courtney tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “Gia is obsessed with The Wizard of Oz, so when she asked for it to be the party theme, I thought it was perfect. It could be for a boy and a girl, so it would be great for Gia and Dominic’s combined celebration.”
With the birthday girl sporting red Stride Rite shoes, the adorable Wizard of Oz-themed baskets Courtney created were filled with fun goodies, including Net Nanny gift cards for the parents and personalized Mabel’s Labels bag tags for the kids.
“Mario and I will combine their birthdays for a few more years,” the proud mom shares. “But I will always do something special for them on their actual birthday.”
Courtney and Mario surprised their pretty preschooler with a personalized nameplate necklace from POSH Mommy.
“Time flies,” Courtney says of her growing tots. “Dominic is about to walk and Gia acts like a teenager already! Being a parent is the greatest gift and such a blessing. The love we feel for our family is indescribable, as I’m sure other parents can all relate.”
Guests enjoyed everything from face painting, an indoor play area, party hats and balloon art. Not to mention the Polkatots cake, made up of red velvet, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry cupcakes.
During the celebrations, we caught up with the couple and heard about their happy family life.
“Gia is so busy,” Courtney gushes. “She takes gymnastics, ballet, Spanish class and piano class and loves it all.”
And it sounds like the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
“She definitely has been bitten by the performing bug,” says Courtney. “We will support her in whatever she chooses to do, while making sure to help guide her to always stay close to her family and have enough high self-esteem and strong enough foundation to help her always make ethical choices in her future.”
Would they like to add to the brood? “We’d love one more child,” Courtney admits.
As for staying fit amid their busy schedules, they say it’s all about fitting it in when you can.
“Making time to workout is hard but I try to fit it in whenever possible,” Courtney shares. “We live on a huge hill so when I walk our dog, Julio, I also push Dominic in his stroller and make it a workout.”View Slideshow »»