Robinson Spielplatz

Our friends invited us to the Robinson Spielplatz today. This was our first time at this park and wow! We were super surprised by what we found. There is so much to explore. There are really big tree forts all over the place. The park looks small when you walk in, but once you start…

Happy Pioneer Day!

Elora really wanted to have a Pioneer Day Party, so she planned lots of great activities and invited some friends to join in. We had planned to have the party at the park, but due to the rainy weather we decided to have dinner at our place and hope for the rain to depart in…

Lainzer Tiergarten Stick Forts

We headed back into the Lainzer Tiergarten today with friends for a nice hike and some fort building fun. This was the first time I have ever managed to get by children out of the house by 8:30 am in the summer. They all got up, made and packed sandwiches and water, and were ready…

Saying Goodbye to Good Friends

Our first summer here two years ago, we got invited by our friend Elodie to meet up with a bunch of moms at the Wasserturm Wasserspielplatz. It was our first friend outing in Vienna after our move here, and the day I met a lot of new great friends. On the tram on the way…

Wasserturm Wasserspielplatz

We met our friends at the Wasserturm Wasserspielplatz. I love this water playground, it is such a beautiful place to spend the day. On the way to the playground the kids always get sidetracked by the exercise machines. We worked out for a bit before heading to the playground. The water is super dooper cold….

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,…

Christmas

We had such a wonderful Christmas season this year. After celebrating Christmas early with family in Salt Lake City, we flew back to Vienna and enjoyed Christmas markets and going out everyday to enjoy this wonderful season in the city. We kept seeing Christmas trees for sale everywhere we went. The kids would get so…

The Stuff We Do in Utah

We got to spend about three weeks in our Utah home. It was so nice to be home, and so different from our Vienna life. Here is a little glimpse of what we enjoyed during our vacation. First of all, we loved having our fireplace! There is no better spot than that place on the…

Orlando Science Center

We have some wonderful friends that we visit whenever we head to Florida. This time they took us to the Orlando Science Center, a really great hands on science museum for kids. The kids had a great time with their friends in the water play area. I wasn’t sure if we would go see anything…

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…

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…

An Awesome Birthday

Chris is always gone on my birthday, so this year the kids decided to make my birthday an extra special one. The celebration started six days ago and is still going strong. Last week, Elora baked me some special cookies. She took her time, asked questions when she didn’t understand something, and made the best…