Spring is Here!

Spring is here! We celebrated by enjoying the fountain that just got filled today at the Palais Lichtenstein. The kids had a great time walking around the fountain, looking at the ducks, and finding the hose that was currently filling the fountain. This is a beautiful park. We found signs of spring everywhere – budding…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

On Saturday we went to the St. Patrick’s Day parade! We dressed in green, but since it was raining and cold everyone had to wear coats and hats over their green clothes. I made little shamrocks out of felt for the kids to pin to their hats so we would feel like we had the…

Home School – Composer Reports

Elora and Oliver have been working on composer projects. We have learned about several composers and they each wrote a little report about their favorite. We have never done anything like this in school and I am so proud of them for all their hard work. For Oliver especially, this was something that was not…

Best of Elora and Oliver Concert

Elora and Oliver planned a concert and chose to invite our friends, Elder and Sister Green, who are on a mission here in Vienna. They will be heading home in a couple of weeks so we were excited to have them over. Elora and Oliver have been planning their concert all week. They chose songs,…

Happy Birthday, Elora!

Elora is growing up way too fast! I just can’t believe she is already eleven. She brings art, music, crafts, creativity, imagination, and beauty into our home every day. She is the resident Mama Hen that loves to read stories to siblings, come up with weird and crazy games for everyone to play, loves cooking…

It’s Zoo Season!

We played hooky from kindergarten today and went to the Schönbrunn zoo with a friend. It was a beautiful day with the sun occasionally poking through the clouds and wonderful early spring temperatures. The kids were so excited to go out with a friend from school. All around the zoo are enclosures that used to…

Lindsey Stirling Concert

We surprised the kids with tickets to a Lindsey Stirling concert! Elora loves Lindsey Stirling and has watched all of her youtube videos. We didn’t tell them where we were going until it was time to leave and then we handed them the tickets… That is one excited little girl! We had a little time…

More Ice Skating!

The ice skating at the Rathaus is winding down for the season. The weather has started to feel more like spring, and this is our last week of ice skating this year. The kids have really enjoyed our ice skating afternoons and we are a little sad to see them come to an end. We…

Stadtpark

We went to play with some friends at the Stadtpark playground last week. We couldn’t go home without visiting the pond to see the ducks. The kids were sad that there was no bread to feed the ducks, so they fished some sunflower seeds out of their trail mix to feed to the ducks. James…

Daddy Days

Marion calls Saturdays, “Daddy Days” because it is the one day we all go out together with Daddy. Sometimes we just wander about the city and discover new places. Sometimes we go to the Naschmarkt and get kebabs (most of the time!) Sometimes we go to a new museum. Sometimes we have movie days at…