The day started early, as it always does, so I got up with Devon and he made me pancakes for breakfast. He also made me a card which means that Joe gave him a marker and let him color for 30 seconds and then Devon crumpled it up before putting it in his mouth. It was pretty cute.
Joe and I had very different exposure to holidays growing up so I wasn't sure what my first Mother's Day would mean to him. I was sort of expecting a pat on the back and a foot rub (which would have been just fine), but he was really sweet about the whole thing. He got me a box of Fruit Loops (one of my top 3 favorite cereals) since making breakfast isn't his forte he wanted to make sure that I had something yummy. He mentioned that he got me a gift and when I told him that he didn't need to get me anything he said, "It's not about getting you a gift, it's about showing appreciation for all that you do and for being a good mama." I think that is why we don't really get into Christmas. Gifts for gifts sake. We love birthdays and our anniversary and now Mother's/Father's Day because there is a real sense of celebration for the other person.
Anyway, Joe gave me a camera of my very own and I am SO excited to use it beacause it is a real camera. I had a wind up one when I was a kid, but this is my first grown up camera that fits perfectly in my purse. I think that my Mom is more excited than I am because it is the same one that she has so I get to teach her how to use it so she doesn't have to read the manual. You're welcome in advance Mom. Anyway the camera is AWESOME because it takes amazing pictures and great video like this ....
Devon took his morning nap until 12:30 which meant that we wouldn't be able to get over to my Mom's since she had already left for church. We did go over the following day and had a great visit. Devon was hilarious and Mom, Dad & I got to chat while Mom and I ate homemade mini cinnamon rolls. (Dad is on a diet and doing great. Go Pop!) However, Martha invited us over for a light lunch so we went for an hour or so. I had to get back home by 3:00 because I had to teach my 2 yoga classes that day. The class is called Yoga Hour. It's like happy hour .... same great class, but only an hour and at a special $4 price. It's mostly college students, but I do have some couples that come regularly and a few, very dedicated students who never miss a week. I am supposed to have a "word/pose of the day" to make the experience more meaningful. My word was "devotion". All the music I played was about mamas, babies, love and a John Denver song ("Annie's song" of course) thrown in as a tribute since my Mom was notoriously in love with him. When I got home from teaching Joe had cleaned the house, did the dishes and did 2 loads of laundry! Amazing and so helpful. He had to put Devon in an Ergo baby carrier (like a backpack that you can wear on the front or back) in order to be "hands free" while caring for the baby and I would have LOVED to see that. He is such a good sport. Ever since we were teenagers he has always been so thoughtful to make sure that he gives me something really heartfelt and genuine. What a great first Mother's Day.