Die Hofjagd und Rüstkammer (Imperial Armory) Museum

Here is part of the Hofburg, which houses lots of museums. We went to the imperial armory, home to lots of ancient and ornate armor and weapons.A lot of the weapons and armor belonged to different emperors and royalty, and most of it probably wasn’t used too often, but it was really fancy. There are…

Naschmarkt Kebab – H.A.S. Kebabs

The Vienna Naschmarkt is a large open air fresh meat, fish, fruit, veggies, spices, etc. market stretching over a kilometer long. There are also quite a few little restaurants and cafes there. We go there for some grocery shopping and to get this magnificent item of food called a Kebab. It looks like a Gyros,…

Vienna Sammlung Alter Musikinstrumente

The Musical Instrument Museum! The Hofberg Imperial palace houses a large collection of antique music instruments. Its one of the museums our membership gets us into.Here is Elora checking out a gold trimmed piano that Mozart used to compose one of his symphonies.Elora was really intrigued by this portrait of Beethoven when he was a…

Return to Kunsthistorische Museum

We have a free access to several museums in Vienna thanks to our Kunsthistorische Museum membership. The national art history museum is so large that you can’t really see it all in a week. So we just go and visit a section at time.Just a nice view from the outside. It’s impossible to get tired…

Elora’s 3rd Birthday Party (round 2)

It was fun planning Elora’s little party. She was so excited, about a month before her birthday she told me she wanted a party “with lots of kids!” We were going to go to the zoo, but alas, the day before the party it SNOWED. Ugh. Nice spring weather. So we decided to have the…

The Roterberg

After going to the little park right across the street, we decided the next day to go to the bigger Roterberg. Here is Elora riding in her “Birdsnest” swing, waiving her Irish flag with pride.Oliver is getting big enough to enjoy a thrillride. Yes those are storm clouds in the horizon. We’ve had almost non-stop…

Going to the Park! It’s getting warmer! Maybe…

We had a couple days where the sun came out and it was warm enough to go outside. I was so excited that I was the one saying, “Come on, let’s go to the park! Don’t you want to go outside?”It is fun to watch them play now that Oliver is big enough to join…

I’m so glad when Daddy comes home!

Last week when Chris had class, he was gone from 8 in the morning until 7 at night. The kids are used to being able to barge into Daddy’s office at home at least five times a day, so they are always disappointed to see him go to school… but so excited for himto come…

Music Together

I found a Music Together Class here in Vienna. It is a little music class, taught in English, for young kids of any age. Elora went a few times in California with her cousin Aidan and loved it, so when I saw they had it here, and I was excited to sign up the kids….

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

There was a little St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Vienna last Saturday, so Elora wore her St. Patrick’s Day socks, and I put on my green scarf and took the kids to check it out. There was a little parade to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Elora was so excited when she could…

Elora is the big 3! (little 3?)

I can’t believe Elora is already three years old! She is getting way too grown up – her favorite things are telling stories, being told stories, singing, dancing, telling Oliver what he can play with (and what he can’t), and running around outside with her Teddy.We had a little family birthday party last week when…

It’s Working!

Look! Our seeds actually sprouted and are growing! Every day Elora tells me, “I am so happy, the plants are growing!” In another pot in a different window, our green bean plants are hitting the ceiling. Wow. What you see here are snow peas and carrots. The hardest part is reminding Elora that the onions…