Trick-Or-Treat!

Happy Halloween! We did not bring Halloween costumes with us, because we figured that Austrians did not celebrate the holiday. However, someone at Chris’ school said that some people around here do trick-or-treat, so Chris purchased the kids some costumes when he was in Florida last week. Elora has an awesome pirate princess dress that…

The Blueberry Yogurt Incident

First I need to explain a couple things about shopping here in Vienna. They do not provide grocery bags, so you need to either bring your own (which is what I usually do) or you need to purchase a bag. Next, you bag your own groceries. The appropriate way to do this is to put…

Oliver Crawls!

Check it out! Ollie can now do a funny worm crawl. This is actually a couple weeks old, and he still chooses to crawl this way. And only when he is trying to get to something really important, like Elora’s toys. Watch until the very end for a special view of another one of Ollie’s…

The Real Reason We Go To Stephansplatz

The director of Chris’ program at school has written in her resume that she enjoys sitting in coffee shops, so Chris asked her to recommend a good cafe. She recommended the Cafe Oberlaa, which was amazing!!! Here are the pastries we tried (the best in Vienna so far). Obviously Elora thought so too, she could…

Inside St. Stephan’s Cathedral

We finally took some pictures of the inside of St. Stephan’s cathedral. We like to come to Stephansplatz because there are lots of shops to look at and some awesome restaurants. Elora also loves the “big church”. Here I am showing Elora the stained glass windows (like the ones you can see behind me). She…

Local Pizzeria

In the tradition of posting pictures of all the food we eat, here are some pics from the local pizzeria. I had the “aubergine” – eggplant, with fresh mozzarella melted on it. Pretty tasty. Elora ate all my olives and some bread, since for some strange reason she has decided she doesn’t like pizza (what?!?)…

Schönbrunn Zoo

We took Elora to the zoo yesterday. I bought a year pass for only 29 Euros, a pretty good deal since it costs 12 Euros to go once… probably one of the only things I have purchased that seemed like a fair price. Elora was so excited to go to the zoo. As soon as…

A Night Out!

Okay, so our last night out to dinner without the kids was… I really don’t remember, but I know it was before Oliver was born! So Chris got home from school kind of late, and by then Elora was asleep and Chris’ mom told us to go out alone. Wow! What a treat! We tried…

A Day in the Park

Today Elora wanted to play at the park, so we found a section of the Palace gardens where there were no signs saying to stay off the grass (in a more secluded area of the gardens) and let her run around. The trees here are the strangest looking pine trees. The bark looks like an…

Stephansplatz

This is the cathedral at Stephansplatz. I love the way it looks. Hopefully I will get pictures of the inside one of these days, but we have not spent much time inside yet. Elora likes to go here because there are church bells that ring from at least two churches in the area and she…

Dessert!

We were out to do some shopping and decided to stop at the Konditorei (It is like a confection shop I think, I am not sure the exact translation) that is around the corner from our apartment. This pastry is layers of hazelnut and spice cake with a really sweet cream filling. Pretty tasty stuff!…

Breakfast Time!

Chris feels it is very important to highlight the food that we eat… So this is the traditional breakfast here in Austria. Meat, Cheese, Bread. I add the tomato to my plate, and Chris always has nutella on his bread with hot chocolate. A little different than the cereal I ate back home, but I…