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Family is of the utmost importance to the LaValle clan. Snooki and Jionni chose to live in Jionni’s parent’s basement not just for comfort and security, but easy access to Lorenzo’s grandparents and big Sunday dinners.

So it comes as no surprise that one of their son Lorenzo’s first playdates was with his cousin Joey, an important baby milestone that he shared with la famiglia, naturally.

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Now Lorenzo’s got another, slightly older relative to look up to! Jionni recently Instagrammed an adorable photo of Lorenzo literally “looking up” at his “big kid” older cousin. His cousin is a total natural, cuddling the baby in his arms and grinning at him. Not even toddlers can resist those big chubby cheeks and that cute little face.

We love that Snooki and Jionni have started their son early on interacting with his cousins, who are probably like siblings to him right now. That is, until Snooki has another baby...

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