Legoland Florida!

In October we headed to the USA for a long vacation. Chris works in Florida every fall, so we stopped there for a couple weeks to enjoy the warm weather. We were so excited to visit Legoland for “Brick or Treat”. The kids wore their Halloween costumes and we enjoyed a really beautiful day at…

Michelangelo at the Votivkirche

There is an art exhibition in the Votivkirche cathedral in Vienna that shows replicas of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel paintings. I was really interested to see it, so I packed up the kids and we headed to the cathedral. To be clear, an art exhibition in a cathedral where one is expected to be silent, with…

Austrian Military on Display

There was a holiday about the Austrian military, and the military set up tanks, boats, helicopters, and more right in front of the Burgtheater. The kids were really amazed to see all the equipment up close. They were a little disappointed that they did not get to climb on the tanks, but they did get…

Plachutta

We love the restaurant Plachutta. Their main dish they serve is called Tafelspitz – it is a boiled beef and it is amazing. We told the kids we were taking them to a fancy restaurant that served Emperor Franz Josef’s favorite dish. They said they would try everything and behave nicely, so we checked it…

Sunday Funday

I love Sundays because of the random small moments of love that pop up now and then. Like Oliver holding Marion’s hand on the way to the bus stop. Snuggles and selfies on the bus! Marion and Daddy went home a different way than the rest of us so we could “race”. They won because…

Wiener Wiesn-Fest at Prater

Chris took the kids to the Wiener Wiesn-Fest at the Prater. It is a big Oktoberfest celebration that has some fun kids activities, great music, tasty food. This year there was free bread-making for children at the Ströck stand. The kids each made their own roll, wore a baker’s hat,  enjoyed a donut, and received…

Burgruine Mödling

Our friends Peter and Beate invited us to go hiking with their family to the Burgruine Mödling. We took a short train trip to the town of Mödling and walked through the town to get to the beautiful hills where we began our hike. The hike was wonderful. It followed small trails through the woods with some…

Roller Coaster Restaurant

Chris heard about a restaurant where your food is served by a roller coaster, and we decided something that cool needed to be checked out in person! The restaurant is at the Prater, our favorite amusement park. We headed over and rode the bumper cars, then went to the restaurant where we got to take…

Roncalli Circus

The kids kept seeing posters for the Roncalli Circus all over the city. They were so excited when Chris announced he bought tickets to go see it! It was set up right in front of the Rathaus and was so festive and lively with beautiful lights and fun music. The kids really liked the circus…

James E. Boo’s Birthday!

Where has the time gone? This little guy is four years old! His birthday was celebrated for a few days. In kindergarten, the kids work together to bake a little cake for everyone to eat after lunch. Marion put in the ingredients and James held the bowl. James got to sit in the middle of…