School is out and it's finally summer vacation! On warm days Ham and I love to go swimming. There is a great pond in the woods behind our neighborhood. Our town also has a public pool near our house. But for some reason the lifeguards will not let me swim there. So we head down to the pond. All the kids swim there. Last year we learned how to do the "dog paddle". Before we go swimming we always make sure there is an adult nearby to watch us. Swimming is fun, but you have to swim safe.
This summer one of the dads in the neighborhood made a rope swing. Ham really loves to use the swing! He grabs the rope, backs up a few steps, and runs toward the pond. When the rope arches to the very top he lets go. Ham sails high in the air! I'd rather lay in the cool grass and watch. Flying is not for me.