A Visit to Tia Karen's Property

Yesterday afternoon Betsy, Janessa, Olivia, Amari, and I headed up to Kent to visit Tia Karen and Tio Roy on their 20 acre farm. They were putting on an event for the Institute of Community Learning and were revealing a canoe for the Quinault Indian nation on their property. When we arrived they were serving lunch and I must say, their is nothing better than Costco polish dogs! =) Almost every Sunday after church we head to Costco to get the $1.50 polish dogs for lunch. There were all sorts of condiments to put on the dogs, baked potatoes, Jell-O, and organic apple sauce. If I could have, I would have ate another polish dog... it was that delicious! I never thought that horseradish sauce, ketchup, deli mustard, sauerkraut, and onions would be so good together, but it was... Even Amari liked it!

After lunch we walked around the property to look at Tia's peacocks, chickens, and finches. Amari kept pointing at each bird and asking, "What is that?" If we would have let him, he would have ran into their pen and chased them. He got to see the small garden that the caretaker had planted, which had a lot of corn, squash, and pumpkins. He even got to sit on the tractor, which he loved more than anything! Karen tried to get the tractor to work but she couldn't remember how to turn it on, so she promised Amari that Roy would take him on a tractor ride before we left to go home.

We visited the Gypsy the Lama in her pen, but seeing as she was rather skiddish with all the people around she stayed away until Karen bribed her with some yummy treats. One of the highlights of the day was that Amari had two girlfriends, Peyton and Eloise, and he kissed both of them in the same day! I'm going to have to watch my little Romeo from now on, LOL. We painted picture frames, got to go on a fire truck and learn about how it works, check out a hand carved and painted canoe that was made by the Quinault nation, and Tio Roy took Amari on his tractor ride. =D He had a blast driving the tractor, picking up dirt and dropping it into another pile. He kept smiling up at Roy with a big cheesy grin on his face. Our visit to Karen's property was great, we all had a blast and even got to enjoy our favorite Starbucks drinks for the trip home and Amari passed out in the car.

Looking around before planting a sweet kiss on Peyton's cheek.
Little Romeo.

Driving the fire truck with Auntie J and Olivia.
Ness and Olivia
Mmm, blueberry muffin.
Trying to bribe Gypsy the Lama with hay.
She was smart to stay away.
Amari probably would have chased her and meowed at her, LOL.
A little boy and his stick.
Grammy & Amari
Patting Grammy's head and staring at Gypsy.
Tia Karen trying to feed Gypsy.
And Gypsy not having it.
Too many people in her pen.
Amari kept trying to get in there so he could pick one out. 
Tractor ride with Tio Roy.
Look at Amari steering the tractor.
Big boy!
Picking up bark dust with the tractor. 
Tio, Tia, and A.J.
Amari trying to figure out how to start the lawn mower.
Olivia and Ness on the tractor. 

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