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Inside Gia and Dominic Lopez’s Wizard of Oz Birthday Bash

09/10/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

There’s no place like … a party!

On Saturday, Mario and Courtney Lopez invited over 40 family and friends to join them in celebrating daughter Gia and son Dominic‘s birthdays at PLAY Indoor Playground in Glendale, California.

Guests were greeted by a sign that read, “Bell out of order, please knock,” and were invited to follow the yellow brick road into the Wizard of Oz-themed party room, which had been decorated with hot air balloons hanging from the ceiling and play stations set up to look like scenes from the movie.

“We really enjoyed seeing the kids run around like crazy and having so much fun playing in the bouncy,” Courtney tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Mario Lopez Kids Birthday Party
Courtesy Dawn Gregg

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Mario Lopez Says ‘Hardest Part’ of Fatherhood Is Leaving for Work

07/20/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Mario Lopez Lady Windridge Miami Beach Bonefish Aaron Davidson/Getty

Extra host Mario Lopez is having a sporty summer with his two young children!

Between swimming every day in their new pool and heading to local parks in Los Angeles with biking and jogging strollers, the doting father spends his free time introducing his kids, daughter Gia Francesca, 3½, and son Dominic, 10 months, to the great outdoors.

“We just got our pool finished so when Gia is not in Montessori school or at ballet classes, I get her to go swimming with her little brother, who has learned to swim before walking,” Lopez told PEOPLE Saturday, while hosting a party aboard the Lady Windridge yacht in Miami Beach to promote Bonefish Grill‘s new menu.

He adds, “We all love summer because we can be outside and get a lot of exercise while having fun.”

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Mario Lopez: ‘I Can’t Imagine My Life’ Without Kids

02/17/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Mario Lopez Palm Beach Outlets Tracey Benson Photography

With the recent birth of his second child, son Dominic, Extra host Mario Lopez feels blessed twice over.

“I never knew I had such feelings inside of me,” Lopez, 40, told PEOPLE before hosting a fashion show to launch the new Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Fla. on Saturday.

“No matter how rough my day has been, when I get home and hear my children yell, ‘Daddy!’ I feel so much better.”

Even though life has changed dramatically for the popular television personality, he and wife Courtney are enjoying every minute spent with their 5-month-old son and daughter Gia Francesca, 3.

One of the best times is first thing in the morning when everyone is energetic and ready to roll out a new day.

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Meet Mario Lopez’s Son Dominic

11/22/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

It was a family affair as Mario Lopez introduced Ellen DeGeneres to his 10-week-old son, Dominic, on her show Friday.

The Extra and X Factor host, 40, brought along 3-year-old daughter Gia Francesca and wife Courtney, and says having the whole gang around is par for the course — everyone came to town in September to welcome their little boy into the world.

“I had my sister and her four kids, my mom, [Courtney's] mom, my dad and my 90-year-old grandmother … I like the chaos and everybody at the house,” he explains.

“We didn’t know what we were having, we waited to find out. Once the baby’s here, people come and they sip on whatever they want to sip on and they see the baby. A sip and see is a party and the baby is the focus — a much cooler deal than a baby shower.”

Mario Lopez Son Dominic First Photo
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Mario Lopez’s Mad Dash to His Son’s Delivery

09/11/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Mario Lopez Son Dominic Delivery Michael Buckner/Getty

Mario Lopez is back to being saved by the bell.

The second he finished his hosting duties on The X Factor on Monday, the new dad — who also helped launch Extra‘s 20th season at Universal Studios Hollywood and did his radio show, On with Mario, earlier in the day — was ushered out the door to head to the hospital.

Lopez, 39, had received the call: although wife Courtney‘s c-section was scheduled for next week, she had gone into labor and was ready to deliver the couple’s second child.

Twenty minutes after he arrived, Lopez — who greeted the mom-to-be with a kiss before posing for one last quick picture — suited up and was in the operating room anticipating the big announcement.
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Mario and Courtney Lopez Welcome Son Dominic

09/10/2013 at 02:40 AM ET

Mario Lopez Courtney Lopez Welcome Son Dominic Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP

It’s a boy!

Extra host Mario Lopez, 39, and his wife Courtney welcomed their second child, son Dominic, on Monday evening, Sept. 9 in Los Angeles, he announced via Twitter.

“It’s a boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please welcome Dominic Lopez to the world,” he wrote. “Couldn’t be happier … Courtney and baby are doing just fine.”

The family’s newest addition, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz upon his delivery via c-section., is named after Courtney’s grandfather and will go by the nickname Nico. He joins big sister Gia Francesca, who turns three on Wednesday.
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Gia Lopez Celebrates Her Third Birthday

09/01/2013 at 12:00 PM ET

Mario Lopez Daughter Gia Birthday
Dawn Gregg

Yippee — she’s (almost) three!

With their second child due around daughter Gia Francesca‘s Sept. 11 birthday, Mario and Courtney Lopez marked the milestone early, with a princess-themed party on Aug. 17 at PLAY in Glendale, Calif.

“We were so excited to make Gia feel extra special this birthday before her baby brother or baby sister arrives,” the mom-to-be tells PEOPLE.

While the birthday girl dressed the princess part in a white monogrammed tank top and tutu, Courtney opted for Fillyboo‘s baby shower dress in Sky tie-dye and her Posh Mommy necklace, personalized with her daughter’s name.

Guests — including 22 kids and the EXTRA host’s good friend, Eva Longoria — were greeted with a walk down the whimsical red carpet and a celebratory banner that read, “Happy 3rd Birthday Gia Lopez.”
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