Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Pal: Son Leo Is a "Dream"

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Parenting pros!

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are doing great as first-time parents, says a pal. 

"They have taken to parenting so naturally," an insider tells Us of the resolutely private couple. "Having Leo is a huge dream for them."

Bardem, 42, and Cruz, 36, married in July 2010 after three years of dating; Leo was born in January 2011. 

When Bardem accepted a Goya Award in his native Spain in February, he gushed: "I dedicate [this award] to my wife and son for awakening my heart and smile every day."

The month before their son's arrival, the excited parents-to-be decorated their Christmas tree "with pictures of the ultra-sound and photos of each other as children."