Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Books, outside and more

Now we are going to write a post about lots of different things.  First we'll write about a rope swing.

      Though a rope tied to a tree might not sound interesting at first, it will provide endless amounts of entertainment which we know from experience. We have made up and named a bunch of tricks on it including : Tornado, The Heights of Death, Rodeo Rope, The Doorstopper and The Fan.
        Tornado is when you put one of your feet on the ground and spin around it while holding on to the rope. You can reach amazingly high speeds and the faster versions include Ultra Tornado and Mega Tornado 3000.
        There are two versions of The Heights of Death; one of them is when you stand on a tire and reach as high up as you can on the rope and swing and the other is when you put a super high stool on top of the tire, stand on your tippy-toes and swing. The latter is extemely scary and in both of them you reach The Heights of Death.
       Rodeo Rope is one of the originals and has many variations. Our friend actually made up the original version. In this you swing in circles and can go either high or low. The Doorstopper is when you try to kick a door like frame on our hill and The Fan is rodeo rope when you are looking up.  All this goes to say if you put a rope on a tree anything could happen.

      Next we'll talk about books.  We both love reading, especially I, Layla.  Right now I, Layla am reading Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates. It is a good book so far, taking place around the time of slavery.
        I, Josiah am reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. I like it so far.
            Well, that's all for now.  We LOVE reading and we LOVE playing outside.


1 comment:

  1. You guys are awesome! Love your reading and you are crazy on that rope swing, you freak me out sometimes :)