Last Saturday we went on to a corn maze near Zellwood with some friends. We left Sebastian with his Nana and Papa. We didn't think he was quite ready for 2 hours lost in a maze.
This picture may seem familiar. It's actually one that was taken the day we brought Sebastian home from the Hospital. Since he turned 6 months last week, we took another picture (below) to show how much he's grown.
Sebastian at 6 months.
Now this is a crazy story... About one month ago, we went out to dinner at a local restaurant. While we were there, I ran into a family that I've met a few times. The lady's daughter is my god-daughter Angelica's best friend in kindergarten. She told me that she was meeting some friends at dinner that have a baby about the same age as Sebastian so she would introduce us since we all live in the same area. I said, great! When we finish with dinner I go over and introduce myself and this is how the conversation went: (I promise, there is a reason to this long story!) OM is the Other Mom
CG - How old is your baby? OM - This is Owen and he's 5 months. CG - Wow, Sebastian is 5 months too! When was he born? OM - He was born on May 18. CG - No, way, Sebastian was born May 18! What hospital? OM - Florida Hospital CG - Oh my gosh (Paul walks up at this point) this is crazy.
Then it hit all of us - We saw you in the waiting room at the hospital waiting to be induced! The husband recognized each other too. It was crazy! Then it got even crazier.... We had spoken in the waiting room so we knew we had the same OB.
CG - Well, what time was Owen born? OM - Oh, I had a c-section, he was born around 1 am. CG - Sebastian was born around 2 am - you were the reason I had to wait to get him out! The nurses wouldn't let me push because my doctor was in a c-section! OM - This is too crazy, we had to trade contact information so we can get the boys together and get to know each other. (She writes her name, phone and e-mail on a coaster and hands it to me.) CG - I look at the coaster and then look back at her because believe it or not, the e-mail address looks very familiar. I had just started a group at church for moms and babies and moms had to e-mail me to get directions to my house for the meeting. So I ask her - do you go to St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church? Did you e-mail me about the Kolbe Baby Group? OM - Yes! Yes, yes! CG - Well, you are coming to my house this Tuesday!
So, that's the long version, but the gist is that it's crazy we ran into each other again and already we are becoming good friends. We've been going together to story time and then we went to the zoo the other day (pictures below). Julia and Owen also invited us to their home to celebrate the boy's 1/2 birthday last week. It was very cute to see them together!
Sebastian and Owen on their 1/2 birthday.
Once Sebastian turned 6 months we started giving him a bath in the 'Big Boy Tub'. I was pretty excited to get him out of that little bucket we were using, but the bathtub is definitely a challenge. We are still getting the hang of it.
Sebastian took his first trip to the Zoo last week with his friend Owen. As you can see he wasn't too enthused. I think he thought the whole thing was a little weird...
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving Nana watched Sebastian. This is him giving his newest "I'm so cute and I know it" smile during lunch.
Daddy and Sebastian playing.
The Giammarinaro/Reine Families
Tyler had such a great time with his little cousin on Thanksgiving!
He can't wait to get his hands on that Thanksgiving plate!! Sweet Potatoes, Peas and Mashed Potatoes. YUMMY!!
The day after Thanksgiving we continued our tradition of picking out our Christmas tree. It took us a little time to find the best place to get it, but it was well worth it!