Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Over the hills to Grandmother's House

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

Bonjour! My name is Haiven Brooke Wells. I am 11.9 years old and next month, I'll be in 6th grade. I am spending a couple of weeks with my Mamaw Jacque. I like to write stories so I am blogging for her today.

Mamaw says that "I" am the rose in HER garden! She also told me that I should ALWAYS take time to stop and smell a rose every chance I get. Sounds silly to me but they do smell pretty good!

My Mamaw says that I am HER VS Model. I always laugh and then "strike a few poses" for her. Anything for my Mamaw 'cause she LOVES me and I love her.

I've been learning alot about life on a farm. I want to be a Veterinarian some day. I didn't know that cows liked to eat apples! My cousin Kaleb has spoiled "Mama cow" and when I come outside, she heads toward the fence and begs me for apples! My Papaw helps me feed her because I am kinda scared--she is so big and her mouth is always full of slobber. OMG..Mamaw told me that a cows tongue feels like SANDPAPER and that some people like to cook them and eat them!

One day we went to Duck Park in downtown Sweetwater, TN. I enjoyed feeding all the ducks. When you take time to smell the roses it makes you have a pretty fun day!

It has rained almost every day since I've been here. I spend alot of time sitting around and waiting for it to stop because then, I get to go swimming.

One day, Mamaw let me go out and play in the rain. She always lets me have fun but mostly, I think she just likes taking photos of me.

My Papaw had his birthday on Sunday. Me and Mamaw surprised him with a Red Velvet cake--and old fashioned vanilla MAYFIELD ice cream. That's HIS favorite! Mamaw said Papaw is getting old but she is getting younger. That must be true because she let me polish her toenails with silver glitter nail polish! She kinda ROCKS!

Uh, oh...."YES Grandma...VS models DO eat cake and ice cream"!!

My cousin Kaleb told me that I had to go to the Titanic museum. He was right--that iceberg and 28 degree water was AWESOME! I felt really sad when I found out how many people died because there weren't enough life boats. Me and Mamaw placed a rose petal in the memorial that will be placed in the exact location of the ship wreck on April 12, 2012. This is a special ROSE PETAL tribute to honor all the people that lost their lives in the tragedy.

It finally stopped raining long enough for me to enjoy some fun time at the pool. My Mamaw said that it looked like I was "walking on the water" in this picture. I am sure that she THINKS I do!

One day, we went to the Amish community and got some corn, tomatoes, and peaches. Everything sure tasted good after Mamaw cleaned it. She said that corn has silk but I never saw any! We also took a trip down to the Sweetwater Flea Market but I soon got tired of walking--THAT place is huge.

Don't tell my Papaw but one day when me and Mamaw went shopping, we ate at HIS favorite Chinese restaurant. I ate alot of Sushi. Me and my daddy love Sushi but every time I asked Mamaw to taste of it, she made an ugly face. I reminded her about smelling the roses but she never would try any!

My Mamaw has way too much laundry to catch up on and is way behind on her normal housework routine, but she says that she has plenty of time to do that after I go home. I think she thinks that pretty soon I will be too "grown up" to play with her but she is wrong.

I always have fun with her!!

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. WE love having company!

Au revoir!


Vanessa Chun said...

Haiven, I enjoyed reading your blog. You done very well filling in for your grandmother :-) Glad you guys are having such a great time. I miss seeing both of you! Tell your grandmother to let me know the next time she is in Arkansas, would love to see her!

Jacque said...

thank you vanessa i love your comment about my blog thanks ;]

Ana said...

Hi Haiven,
Sounds like you are having a wonderful time with your Mamaw...And I'm sure she is too...She loves spending time with her grandkids. Great job with the post. Have an awesome rest of the summer. It was very nice meeting you.

Hugs and Smiles,

Sea Witch said...

Dear Haiven. What fun you are having and you, my dear, are a lovely young woman. Mamaw is correct, you ar a leggy model. Please blog again if you can. We enjoy reading about your adventures. Tell Mamaw, that SeaWitch would never, ever delete her as she is one of my absolute favorite bloggers.

Ivy and Elephants said...

This post brought tears to my eyes.I love how close the two of you are and that Haiven loves to write and share about that love. Who cares about laundry, cobwebs and dust, this is what life is all about.