Things have felt so great now that I have a routine down. Of course I spend LOTS of time with Baby Girl but it feels fabulous to have the house cleaner and to make dinner every night for my family as well. It has helped my self-esteem grow and has helped me better recognize how to seize every moment that comes along and make it extra special.
A few days ago, I was in the kitchen making chicken salad so it could chill in the fridge before making sandwiches when darling husband came home for lunch. Baby Girl was hanging out in her Bumbo (her chubby little legs almost can't fit in it anymore!), playing while I cooked. Well, I thought I had moved her far enough away from the kitchen island, but I guess not! She had grabbed the picnic basket and pulled it down.
It was a cute change of pace and was a great family moment.