Wonderful journaling and I love how you presented the photo of the house as slightly faded. As for swimming in the front yard? Could be true. I remember ice-skating on a neighbor's flooded and frozen basement foundation when their house was being built. (I was older and should have known better, LOL).
This is just outstanding! Love how the background fades! great photo! It's funny how we have pieces of memories - I've been writing some of them, especially as I realize I am the last one who will have any memories of my childhood home (we moved when my brother was just 2).