Christiana Comes to Visit!

Our niece Christiana is staying with us for the summer! We are excited to have her visit and show her around the city. There are some important firsts that Christiana has to experience while staying with us. She had her first kebab within the first week. Good food is a must while staying in Vienna….

Oliver’s Hospital Adventure

Oliver caught the flu and spent the morning sick on the couch. He fell asleep and as he slept I noticed he wasn’t breathing well. I am well versed in asthmatic kids at this point and could tell that he needed a doctor and probably a dose of steroids. I tried to call the doctor…

What is Home School Really Like?

As a home schooling mom, these are the most common conversations I have about my life: “How is home schooling going?” “I don’t know how you do it!” “Wow, you home school? That is amazing. I could never do that.” To answer those questions: “How is it going? Um… aaaaah! How many spring breaks are…

Tramway Tag

The kids have been seeing billboards all over the city for Tramway Tag, which sounded like just the activity for us (more specifically, Oliver). He was so excited about it that he ripped out an advertisement from the newspaper and grabbed a flyer at the train information center when we were already on the way…

Das Erste Gold Exhibit – Kunsthistorische Museum

Oliver has been asking to see the exhibit at the Kunsthistorische Museum (art history museum) called “Das Erste Gold”. I love that in a city with posters advertising EVERYTHING, Oliver picked out this exhibit as something he just had to see. It was a beautiful sunny day better suited to an outing at the park,…

Dürnstein

I have always wanted to see Dürnstein, a little town outside of Vienna where Richard the Lionheart was captured and held captive after the crusades. I had heard the story and heard it is a beautiful area of Austria, so we headed out early in the morning to check it out. Dürnstein is a very small…