|Supplies & equipment|
Spoiler Alert: This is a photo heavy post which mostly includes
many lots of photos of all three grands who we recently saw all together in RI.
Our week-long stay in RI was a reunion of family members living in PA, RI, NH and CT. We had not seen the PA and CT family in almost 2 years.
While this was a reunion, it was a couple of other things too. Grenville (Pat) and son-in-law Paulo spent 4 days rewiring daughter Shannon's home. All their tools and equipment were assembled in the living room and this shows some of their assembled materials.
Before the electrical work started, Shannon and grandson Bobby had spent the past several weeks stripping the home's interior down to the lathe work. The goal is to add insulation and new drywall to the 1920s home before colder winter months arrive in New England.
|Gutted interior of Shannon's RI home|
|Family members enjoyed a day outing to Roger William Park Zoo|
It was all happening at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of Rhode Island’s most popular attractions, where Shannon, Coleen, grandkids Bobby, Ellie, Lilliana and myself spent Sunday afternoon. Founded in 1872, this is the third oldest zoo in the U.S. In 1986, it became the first zoo in New England to earn accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The 40-acre zoo is home to African elephants, Masai giraffes, zebras, red pandas, snow leopards, moon bears, a Komodo dragon and more in naturalistic settings. As of 2018, it also has a rainforest building, the only building where visitors were required to wear face masks.
|Granddaughters Ellie & Lilliana also went to Our Big Backyard|
Located not far from the zoo is Our Big Backyard, an interactive live play space for children and families. This area is funded by toy company Hasbro and pharmaceutical company CVS Health and promotes outdoor, free-ended play. It also an indoor carousal and a train ride.
|All three grands enjoyed the interactive Providence Children's Museum|
|Granddaughters Ellie & Lilliana shared outdoor fun|
At home activities for granddaughters Ellie and Lilliana included a variety of outdoor fun which included bubble blowing, tie dying, game playing and artwork. At these times, grandson Bobby was indoors helping with cleanup.
|All three grands kept cool on a hot summer afternoon|
|Grenville celebrated a mid-July birthday|
|As did oldest granddaughter Ellie|
It was also birthday time for 2 family members: Grandfather Grenville's celebrated on July 15 and granddaughter Ellie's 10th birthday on July 19 was celebrated early.
|A CT day trip to visit Uncle Russ and a favorite local beach|
|Granddaughter Elizabeth (Ellie)|
|The grands and Grenville|
After all the family pics, we'll return you to regular blogging later this week.
Thanks for your visits and comments to blogger friends, Mildred and Rita, mentioned in a couple of previous posts. Bloggers are the best folks — give yourselves a collective hug ❤️