Surf’s Up!

After watching Elora try out the 3Wave Surfing, Chris and I decided to give it a go. I have always wanted to surf. Elora and Oliver came to watch and take pictures of our efforts. The session starts out with a bar across the pool and I was able to stand up right away when…

A Late Birthday Celebration

Chris came home from his work trip with some birthday surprises for me. He found a fun new gadget store in Paris called Pylones that has all sorts of weird gadgets like wind up salt and pepper shakers, mini lady bug vacuum cleaners, and a cute new Paris wallet. It turns out this cool new…

Kongressbad Swimming Pool

We love to go to the swimming pools around Vienna in the summer time. Kongressbad is our favorite to go to with friends because it has a wonderful kids pool and playground and a nice grassy area with shade trees. The kids love to go swimming, and we have a great time at this pool….

Eggenburg Mittelalterfest

We always see posters for the Medieval festival in Eggenburg, Austria. This year I actually looked it up and it is a one hour train ride from Vienna, so we decided to check it out. We headed to Spittelau to catch the train, which is where you can see the famous waste incineration plant with…

Time Travel Vienna and a Night at the Volksoper

The kids had so much fun with Nana and Grampy. We were sad when their visit came to a close. The kids picked out some great last adventures to have with their grandparents. The big kids have been wanting to see Time Travel Vienna. The little kids were having a rough day, so we let…

Schönbrunn Children’s Museum with Nana and Grampy

On a nice rainy afternoon during Nana and Grampy’s visit, we went to the Schönbrunn Children’s Museum. It was SO FUN. The kids really loved the museum which is filled with great interactive exhibits. We even had a coupon that we got when we purchased our zoo passes this year! The first exhibit is a fun…

The Big Prater Adventure

The kids have been saving their money for months so they could go back to Prater. It is like a carnival/fair/amusement park. We went in the Spring and the kids loved it so much that they decided they wanted to save 100 Euro and go back again. Chris told them that if they could save…

Wasserturm Wasserspielplatz

We enjoy the water playgrounds around Vienna when the weather is warm. Near the end of the summer we headed to the Wasserturm Wasserspielplatz (Water Tower Water Playground). This is my favorite playground. I love the old water tower that is right nearby, the large grassy area, and Oliver loves the slide tower that is…

Leiner’s Cafe on a Rainy Day

On a rainy afternoon while Chris was out with his parents and the big kids, I was taking Marion and James home and it started pouring rain. This is, of course, an excellent time to take pictures in front of the art museum. The kids were in no hurry to go anywhere, but they started…

More Adventures with Nana and Grampy

Nana and Grampy stayed in Vienna for a few weeks and we all had a great time. Nana and Grampy had a hotel for a week and the kids got to take turns “spending the night” which was a super exciting treat. Elora made a little list of everything she wanted to show them, and…

An Awesome Birthday

Chris is always gone on my birthday, so this year the kids decided to make my birthday an extra special one. The celebration started six days ago and is still going strong. Last week, Elora baked me some special cookies. She took her time, asked questions when she didn’t understand something, and made the best…

Elora Goes Surfing in Vienna!

There is a really cool surfing wave pool set up in the middle of Vienna for the summer. We went and watched the surfing one day and Elora begged to get a chance to go surfing. We booked her a session, and off she went! This girl was so excited to try it. We explained…