Belvedere

No trip to Vienna is complete without seeing some of Gustav Klimt’s artwork. The kids were excited to show Christiana the paintings at the Belvedere and tell her about Klimt. It is a beautiful museum and we really enjoyed it on this rainy day. The building itself is very beautiful. I love the paintings on…

A Little City Wander

This afternoon we took a little wander about the city to show Christiana some of our favorite sights. We started off at Karlsplatz. The kids love this church (and the neighboring playground!) After enjoying the view of the outside (and explaining to Marion that the reflecting pool is NOT a swimming pool after she decided…

Volksgarten

The Volksgarten is one of my favorite places to walk around in Vienna. The roses are all in bloom and it was a nice day, so we decided to go on a walk and enjoy the flowers. On the way there we went to get some ice cream. Oliver was so excited because we finally…

What We Do – July Edition

July is when our garden starts producing! My little rabbits love this time of year. For the first few weeks we don’t actually get enough vegetables to cook. The kids just munch on everything we pick. Sometimes a little of it makes it into the house. Oliver loves his gardening gloves. He calls them Iron…

What We Do – June

I have not blogged in awhile, so here we are back in summertime! Last June I took the kids to the Alton Picnic, a big picnic held in the town up the road. There is a cute little train ride for kids that we all LOVE. James didn’t want to smile for me, but he…

Paris Walking Tour

After the paintball tournament ended, Chris and I went to Paris for the day. It was an awesome sunny day after a week of rain and clouds, so that worked out pretty well. Now let me explain that when Chris and I go to a city together, there is usually a rough plan of where…

Chantilly – Chateau and Museum

I showed Chris a little of the town of Chantilly on Saturday and we found an awesome farmer’s market set up, complete with tons of raw fish! Yum. There were also some fun clothes and I got a new scarf. Happy Birthday to me! As we walked through town we saw this shop that makes…

What We Do, Part 2

  I titled these posts “What we do” because we live an interesting life full of random moments that I love to take pictures of. These posts are a glimpse of the things that go on in our house on a normal day. Here is Elora trying on a prototype of a goggle Chris’ company…

The Kidlets

  Here are some fun pictures from summer time. Elora and Marion dug through the costume box and found some cute matching ballerina costumes. They proudly announced that they were pretty ballerinas and danced around the kitchen.     Elora was very excited because Marion does not usually dress up. Elora even taught Marion how…

Worm Friend!

Oliver found a huge worm in the garden and said, “Whoa! Look at that huge worm!” So Elora came over to see. …and she picked it up and let it crawl all over her leg. Oliver’s expression is about how I was feeling at the moment Give us a kiss, worm! I finally convinced the…

Canning

Let me explain that I have not gotten pictures off my camera for at least six months, so I finally decided to put them on the computer, and now there are a lot of random pictures I have taken this year that were fun to look at! Not I get to blog about them too….

Stuff We Do At Home

This is a random collection of pictures that I have taken around the house the last few weeks. Our kids are such goobers. I love it. Here is Oliver’s new hat. He went to his room to get dressed and came out looking so handsome in his R2-D2 shirt and dapper hat. It is once…