Credit: Twitter Photo: Jacqueline and Chris Laurita Celebrate Son Nicholas's 4th Birthday After His Milestone on RHoNJ Aired, June 9, 2013

Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey hit on several emotional notes, but nothing could be more emotional than when Jersey dad Chris Laurita surprised his wife, Jacqueline Laurita, by having their autistic son, Nicholas, tell her “ I love you.” Didn’t your heart just melt? And to celebrate the airing of such a milestone, Jacqueline and her family celebrated Nick’s 4th birthday on Sunday, June 9 — two days before his actual birthday.

Nicholas has his 4th Birthday June 11th but we celebrated some 2night.He was so happy!” Jacqueline tweeted Sunday night.

In addition to tweeting a photo of the happy little birthday boy, who was presented with a mound of cupcakes (which we can assume were nutritionally balanced for his regimented diet), Jacqueline also tweeted out a Vine video of the event.

In the video, we see the little three-year-old (who officially turn four on June 11) surrounded by mom and dad (and guests off screen) telling him to blow out his candles. When Nick is unable to blow them all out, daddy Chris steps in and give the the little guy a hand. Everyone claps, including Nick.

Aww! What a great way to celebrate a milestone occasion! Nick has come a long way since his appearance on RHoNJ this season and we only wish him continued success!