Whew, we are coming back up for air after a super fun visit with ALL the grand-parents who were not stopped one bit by lost luggage, missed connections, jet lag, lost sleep, small coffee sizes, or the many mountains and hills we made them climb!
Our fun activities included a trip to beautiful Salzburg, countless hours of playing games (Uno!) and making messes (in the form of playdough and sand), eating way too much ice cream, many visits to beer gardens, riding rides at amusement parks, and climbing the many hills of Vienna!
Oh, and there was also a very memorable night at a local Heuriger but more on that later and a certain little someone turned 4 years old and had one of the funnest (multiple day-long) celebrations! But why use words when there are pictures to do all the talking?
Forget the Ferris Wheel, when you are coming to Vienna, you are taking the miniature train at the Prater!
And then there was …. a night where we left the kids behind and headed out to a Heuriger (winery) show – and entertaining it was. I would like to highlight that according to my drinking crew, “only the fun people come here” as well as that “old [white hair] people know how to have fun.”
And no matter what my mother-in-law will tell you, no, the traditional Viennese songs do not resemble (or even sound close) to “Shoo fly don’t bother me” – no matter how loudly you sing along to the music 🙂 . I’ll let the pictures show you how much fun we had (and store the videos I took carefully away for the time being….check your youtube feed regularly :-))
And then there was Luca’s birthday! The little guy didn’t know what to do with all that attention and excitement so we upped it a bit and took everyone to a children’s amusement park about an hour’s drive away….and what a blast we had there!
And what’s a birthday in our household without the obligatory game of “Schokoladenessen” – only one of the best kids’ birthday games ever invented!
See? It was a busy few weeks with lots of fun – thanks again to all the grand-parents for making the journey to spend some time with us! Next up? Some rest and relaxation for everyone!