Happy Birthday Karen – Parte Zwei

I promised there would be more Karen-Birthday Party posts, it just took awhile for the party to take place. Yesterday, we finally had the party of the century (or at least the year). Our friends Om and Sarita came over to help us make Momo. Yum. I want some momo. And they gave Karen her…

Zoo with Friends

We went to the zoo yesterday with some friends. It was their first time to the zoo, and Elora had a great time showing everyone around. We are enjoying this awesome Fall weather, and hope it lasts! We went to the Hippo house, and this Hippo would go under the water, pop up and spray…

Free Museum Day! Roman Museum in Vienna

We found out that there were a bunch of free museums today, because it is Austria National Day. I meant to go to all the actual “Austrian” stuff, like the military exhibition at the Hofburg and the swearing in of new troops and all that, but… we took a nap and missed it. Instead we…

Painting Leaf Collages

We collected leaves at the park and brought them home to make collages. Once we had glued all the leaves, Elora said she wanted to paint them.   We got out the paints, and as you can see, had a great time painting. I made one too, and now they are decorating Elora’s room. Oliver…

Naschmarkt

Last week we went to the Naschmarkt with our friends Louis and Becky. We wanted to get there before the Hungarian pastry stand stops coming – we were worried that with the cold weather they might not make the trip over from Hungary much longer! Elora was being a goober, and trying to dive into…

Roter Berg

These pics are from a few weeks ago when it was still warm and I just keep forgetting to post them! Here is Ollie trying out the scooter. It is hard for Elora to get a turn because as soon as Oliver sees it, he climbs on. He already has great balance. Here is me…

Happy (early) Halloween!

We were invited to a Halloween Party for kids at the American International School in Vienna, which added some sewing stress since I thought I had until the 31st to finish the kids’ costumes. With the trip to Medieval Rhodes and all the Medieval festivals, the kids were excited to go as Knights. Elora has…

Party – Napali Style

We were invited to our friends’, Om and Sarita, house for dinner. We had asked about the kind of food they ate back home in Napal and they said they would cook for us. They invited us over for what you might call the Hindu version of Thanksgiving, only they sacrifice goats and bulls, burn…

More Vienna Fun

The weather got cold and dreary on Friday, but by Saturday morning I decided we needed to get out anyway, so we headed to the Naschmarkt to meet some friends. We got there a bit early, so we played at the Karlsplatz playground. It is so fun to see Elora and Oliver play together.First order…

What we’ve been up to…

There are lots of posts this week, partially because I am bored withChris being in Florida, but also to update Chris on what the kids aredoing, as well as letting everyone else see what’s been happening inVienna… so here is yet another kids hanging out post with somerandom pics of what we have been doing…

Cute Kids

We have a little park across the street from our apartment that has a sandbox, swing, and teeter-totter. I like to take the kids there when we don’t have tons of time, but still want to go out. Sort of like having a backyard…Elora loves drawing with her sidewalk chalk. The best part of this…

Elora says…

Elora has taked to sleeping on the floor behind her bedroom door at naptime. I don’t mind, at least she is asleep! But I went in the other day and couldn’t find her at first. Can you spot her? Okay, so anyone who spends a lot of time around Elora (or even a little…) has…