The past couple weeks there's been a subtle and welcome change in our house. The kids are finally to the age where they don't wake up before the sun comes up and aren't waking us up in the mornings. On the weekends, the kids will sleep until 7:30 or 8:00 and won't wake us up when they get up. They'll play nicely together in their rooms or in the play room.
We've actually been able to "sleep in" until 8:30 a few times. It's not sleeping in like some people do, or like we used to before kids, but it's a huge improvement from being woken up by a baby between 5 and 6 in the morning.
It's hard to believe we haven't been able to sleep in for six years on a typical weekend. Sure, there have been some vacations or some days where the kids were not at home, but it's amazing that on a normal weekend we have the luxury again of getting a little extra sleep.