Monthly Archives: March 2008

Baby Pear Tree

Dave finally got his pear tree this year. It’s a four-in-one, with four varieties grafted onto the root stock. So hopefully we’ll find one that we like. If not, we might be grafting a fifth variety in a year or two! Noah got a real kick out of watching Daddy plant it. He thought it was especially hilarious to see Daddy on his hands and knees pushing dirt around. I’ve never heard the boy laugh so hard! Since Noah and the pear tree are just about the same age, we thought we’d snap a photo so we can watch them grow up together.




Noah’s 9-month checkup was last Thursday, and I told the pediatrician he wasn’t waving yet. Aside from a clear “bye-bye” to his Uncle James on Thanksgiving Day, he hasn’t really waved on purpose since, even though we’ve been working on it lately. (Ms. D. says she can see his little fingers thinking about moving, but she had to point it out to us.)

Then this weekend it’s like a lightbulb went off and he can’t stop waving at everybody and everything. His favorite thing is to wave bye-bye to mommy in bed when daddy takes him out to play in the morning. (Mommy loves that one too, on so many levels!) Sometimes he waves and I can’t even see what might be worth waving at. Must be angels…

Maybe that’s who he was talking to at church this morning too. He was
VERY noisy, in that what-should-we-do-with-this-distractingly-happy-child sort of way. It’s so nice to hear him so happy! If you were within earshot this morning, I hope you thought so as well!