I just got back to the office after dropping off Sarah's sister Jen, her husband Robert, and their 8 month old daughter Mikayla at the airport. They flew in on Saturday and spent a long weekend with us. It was a completely baby-centric weekend; we only ate out twice (and once was today on the way to the airport) and stayed home the vast majority of the time. There was a time when I would have been bored out of my skull at staying at home pretty much all the time for three days straight, but that was pre-Eleanor. She's a lot of work and that work is easier to do at home. She needs her routine and that routine is easier to keep at home. But mostly she's just so entertaining in her own right (and doubly so if you include Mikayla) that staying at home is just fine by me.
I don't think I'm turing into one of those people who has kids and then retreats into their homes, never to be seen again. One of the things I am looking forward to the most is taking our children places -- Disney, national parks, museums. But that will come later. For now, home seems good.