2. My parents have been here twice in the last 2 weeks. They stayed with the kids while we were in Louisville and then were here this week for Grandparents Day at school. Also, hello, Fall Break!
3. Camden tried out for the middle school basketball team this week. While he was supremely nervous, I might have been even more so. Seriously, I felt like vomiting when I dropped him off. I did a good job of covering up my own nerves for his sake (how adult of me). Baseball tryouts were more intimidating because of the set-up (all the coaches lined up, etc.), but he's played baseball for 8-9 years so there is a sense of familiarity (plus, the whole left-handed pitching skills almost make him a shoo-in). This is his first foray into school sports, and he has never played basketball outside of in our driveway with a jacked up net and goal. I think it takes a lot of courage to try new things, and I'm proud of him for giving it a shot (pun intended).
4. Brian took Rory on a date in lieu of the annual camping trip (which she seems to have outgrown). She picked out his clothes, ordered a pizza the size of the table, and then they visited the pet store to look at reptiles.
5. I am still on a reading roll. A few recent reads:
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - This book is a 5-star read, but not light reading.
Kindred by Octavia Butler - also an excellent read, but not for the faint of heart.
Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema - charming and funny . . . and very lighthearted.
And two I didn't love - You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott and Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (although this one was better than the reviews).