Day 124

Swimming in the pool Annie raced her cousin Zack
They swam the length of the pool which was to the wall and back
And on the way across the water Zack was in the lead
But Annie was catching up to him as she increased her speed
One thing to remember is that compared to Annie Zack is tall
So of course he was the first one to finish and reach the wall
And when the race was over Zack said he felt something in his hand
He wasn’t sure what exactly but thought it was an animal that lived on land
Zack exclaimed to all of us “I think I just picked up a bird that’s dead”
“No way, it’s just a leaf” is what his cousin Patrick said
With a little closer inspection it turned out it was a chipmunk
It must have fallen in the water where sadly it had sunk
There was lots of screaming and also yells and shouts
While everyone in the water scrambled to get out
Everyone jumped out of the pool in a way that seemed lightning fast
No one wanted to be in the water and definitely not in there last
Patrick had to be the one to fish the animal out with a net
While Ellie commented on how she thought a chipmunk would make a good pet
When the animal came out of the water though the kids all said goodbye
And Zack declared he never wanted to touch a dead animal wet or dry

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Day 101

Annie tried to teach me to skateboard and I tried not to fall
I also tried real hard not to crash into the wall
Annie said she taught herself and I think she’s pretty good
She can really keep her balance on a board made out of wood
Annie showed me all her tricks and even how to turn
But it turns out that skateboarding is really hard to learn