It was a 2.5 hour drive.
Should have been 1.5, based on our GPS, but with our family, everything always takes longer. Add to that Boston traffic and well… we should have left earlier.
But we did get there. And the drive was certainly worth it.
The carnival was hosted by Harvard China Care.
And was held at Harvard.
And the goal was to raise funds for a little one in China to receive surgery for his hydrocephaly.
How cool is that?
And beyond a voluntary donation, everything was free.
With a family our size, we loooove free.
Isabelle enjoyed making paper flowers.
She took it all quite seriously.
And she loved the face painting.
That, she didn’t take so seriously.
Vivienne loved everything.
Especially the flower her baba made just for her.
Vivi’s little finger? Yeah, her baba is wrapped around it for sure.
And I’m sure you can see why…. how cute is she?
The girls all found a prop, and each worked the camera for a bit.
Isabelle chose the exotic fan.
And our shy Sophie Lu opted for the parasol over the feathered fan.
She sure rocked it though.
The boys were more interested in painting than posing with a parasol.
Asher created a masterpiece for his littlest sister.
Vivienne created more of a mess.
But she sure had fun doing it.
Our little family took up the entire painting table, save for the student in charge.
And Dalton wasn’t even there.
We even got a chance to meet the folks who gave us a heads up about the party.
Despite the long drive, and the few unmentionable mishaps along the way, we really did have a great time.
Totally worth it.
Because the kids?
Absolutely loved learning more about and enjoying their heritage.
And there’s something especially sweet about that.
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Looks like you guys had a blast! 🙂 Love, love, love the shot of Vivi and the parasol!
Jessica C says
Yay! Glad everyone had a good time, wish I could have been there. =) Have a great week!
I love the new look! And the photos aren’t bad either!! Looks like a fun day for all. 🙂
Football & Fried Rice says
Wow – you guys are sure adventurous! We live in a big suburb outside of our state capital (about 20 minutes) and we don’t even like to venture “downtown” – HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Man, what does that say about us? We might be hicks after all. Looks like the carnival was fun – Im glad you didn’t wimp out & miss it! (like I probably would have :))
It looks like everyone had a blast. Wish we had stuff like that around our neck o’ the woods. 🙁
Nicole A. says
Let me just say how much I love Harvard! We spent six years there while my hubby got his PhD, and I just loved walking through the Yard and around the Square. Beautiful architecture and such a unique vibe. Such fond memories!
So glad you guys found such a fabulous event to go to – how cool for you all!
Hoping this week gets you steps closer to your newest girlies!
All the best,
Nicole A., now in LA
Looks like SO much fun, Stefanie!!!! Wish they would have one of those down this way! Cute pics, as always!
What I’m going to say, is going to sound very superficial (which I’m pretty sure I’m not!) BUT – gosh your kids are SO GOOD LOOKING!!!!! 🙂 Asher is going to be a heart breaker for sure! I’m quite certain the love of God, radiates from your family, and makes you all extremely attractive!!! 😉
veronica lee says
Glad everyone had a great time. Love the pics.
What an amazing way to raise money for a child’s surgery! I love that idea – and it looks like it was a lot of fun, too.
*LOVE* the new blog design!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!
It looks like you guys had tons of fun!!!!
Enjoy your week!
We missed it! I had the day wrong. For some reason, I had it in my mind it was Sunday (like last weekend’s China Care event). Bummer! It would have been great to see you guys there!!!
Did they book I sent arrive? Hope so!!!
Oh, I wish someone would host something like this close to us. What a great fundraiser idea! And, it looked like a blast!
Pics are great! Love the new look. Very pretty.
oh my gosh I LOVE china care. 🙂 I’m a member of Tufts China Care! harvard’s club is ridiculously awesome and big compared to us haha. I’m so glad you enjoyed their event!
oh my word, Stef~ those photos are the CUTEST! Seriously though, your little Shep just steels my heart EVERY.SINGLE.TIME I see a photo of him ~ that SMILE!!! Be still my heart!! You have the most beautiful family and I’m so glad you were able to share such a fun day together ~ celebrating and learning more about their heritage… LOVE that!! I wish Minneapolis had more things like that… maybe they do, and I just don’t know about it yet!?!
Oh, and I love the new look, too!! 🙂
Looks like such a fun time, and I love that your family took up the entire painting table. Hee!
(Great new look, and I’m not having trouble commenting anymore like I used to)