Mozart Tour

We are learning about composers in school right now and this week we have been learning about Mozart! He is my kids’ favorite composer and they have been waiting to learn about him, so this was a very exciting week at our house. I love the walking tours I found online that are musician walks….

Oliver’s Birthday Celebration!

For his birthday this year, Oliver planned out a simple party – go to the park for cake and then see the Lego Batman Movie. He had seen the preview and knew it was coming out in February sometime. We talked to him about all kinds of different options just in case the movie wasn’t…

Ice Skating Afternoons

We had some beautiful weather last week, so I took the kids ice skating at the Rathaus! There is a section of the ice that is free during the day and has these fun penguins for the younger kids to hold onto while they are learning to skate. The kids had a really nice time…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

On Valentine’s Day we had a little party in the afternoon. We had heart shaped snacks, made valentine’s cards and played games. It was such a fun afternoon together. We got this awesome bead kit from our friends in Germany and the kids LOVE IT. I am amazed at how long James will spend placing…

Marion at the Art Museum

We were supposed to go swimming with a friend today, but James has a double ear infection and the older two kids are pretty tired from fighting off colds. I didn’t want Marion to be disappointed, so she got to pick which museum to spend the afternoon at, just her and Mommy. Marion could not…

Ice Skating at the Rathaus

After the Christmas Markets close down, Vienna sets up a big ice skating rink all around the Rathaus (city hall). We finally took the kids on Monday night after I saved upwards of 50 euros by hunting down used ice skates all across Vienna for two weeks. Not sure it was worth the effort, but…

Bubble Sculptures

At school this week we made bubble sculptures! We learned about surface tension using this fun bubble activity and a few other activities. Elora got a chemistry set for Christmas that came with safety goggles and she wears them for every science experiment. Safety first!

Beethoven Tour

The kids have been learning about Beethoven and I found this really cool website with different “musician walks” you can go on in Vienna. I took Elora and Oliver on a Beethoven walking tour on a beautiful snowy morning this week. We started off at the Theater an der Wien, a theater where many of…

Musical Instrument Museum and the Armory at the Hofburg

On Saturday we went to the Musical Instrument and Armory Museum. They are housed in the Hofburg, the imperial palace in Vienna. James was really excited to see the armor, and Elora and Oliver have been learning about Beethoven, so we were excited to look for anything related to Beethoven in the Musical Instrument Museum….