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…

Paris Bakery Tour and Monet

I booked a behind the scenes bakery tour for our family so we could learn how to make baguettes! Our tour started out with breakfast! We each got to pick a pastry and drink. We had some fresh squeezed orange juice that was amazing to go with our yummy treats. The pastries looked really beautiful and…

More Paris Fun!

Monday we headed to the Tuilleries Garden and the Louvre after eating tons of breads and pastries from the nearby bakery. I love French bakeries. I love exploring all the beautiful parks and gardens in Paris. There was a cute little duck pond where we relaxed and watched the birds, a playground, trees, statues, fountains,…

Paris, day 2

On Sunday morning we realized we should have prepared better the night before. The restaurants and bakeries near where we were staying were all closed. We woke up late, and by the time we found something open it was close to noon. We walked towards Napoleon’s Tomb, since we knew it was not too far…

Family Vacation to Paris!

My sister’s family is on a European vacation, so we decided to head to Paris to meet them there. We planned our trip for a few extra days so we could enjoy Paris with four kids at a leisurely pace. The first day we woke up super early to catch our flight, but the kids…

Pastries on the Train

Sometimes we all go to work with Chris. I help out at the warehouse and the kids read, play, and find fun ways to amuse themselves with cardboard and office supplies. On those days we often get pastries on the way to work. We like the Geier bakery in the train station. The pastry with…

Haus des Meeres

We love to go to the Haus des Meeres (Aquarium). It is a great place to spend rainy days, and Vienna has plenty of those! The first stop is always to pet the Koi fish near the entrance. We also really love the deep sea tank with the sea turtle, big fish, and sharks. James…