Just this last week I started letting the kids play in the backyard w/o direct supervision. Don't get me wrong, they are still supervised, but I am watching from inside the house and the back door is cracked so I can hear everything clearly. It is soooo nice after naps to let them go out back and play a little while so I can continue to try and get things done inside. They are still adjusting to not having me out there with them. I get a lot of "Mooommmmmmyyyyy, come outside and push me on the swing," but they are learning sometimes they have to play solo (Solo? Ha, there are 4 of them out there after all).
It's hard for me to imagine a day will come when I won't have to watch them every single minute of every single day. But, I'm so glad that day isn't tomorrow and we will get there taking baby steps.