...a blog for the friends and family of dan, jen, worthy, william, calvin & christian

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lainzer Tiergarten

This past Monday was a holiday here, not Memorial Day.  So we decided to go out and visit a great park/playground in the area and enjoy the beautiful weather outside. 

The boys thoroughly enjoyed the playground - lots of climbing, swinging, sliding and rocking.

Worthy is such a great big brother... especially to Calvin.

William did some bike riding.  
I have a feeling the training wheels will be off by the end of the summer.

Worthy also did some bike riding, but he was so fast, none of my pictures turned out :)

And lastly - the three boys loved riding in the "bedswing" together.  
We threw Christian in there for the pic - he's still too young for the ride. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Grocery Duty

I go to the grocery store a lot.
Seriously... a lot.
By American standards, we have a small fridge/freezer and very little pantry/storage space, so I only get what we need at the store for the next 2-3 days at the most.

Thankfully, our apartment is above a grocery store, Hofer (rhymes with gopher). Hofer is the European Aldi.    
Most of the stuff that we eat we can get from downstairs.  They carry all the essentials at a great price.

However, sometimes I need other things that Hofer doesn't carry.  And then I have to go to our other store... Spar.  It isn't very far - just two blocks away.  They have the bagel chips I love, cheddar cheese, Mexican foodstuffs, Coke-a-Cola, soft American sandwich bread, yogurt, peanut butter, the jelly we like and cranberry juice.  So once or twice a week, I make the "trek" down to Spar to pick up some of our favorites, keeping in mind that everything I purchase I have to haul back (uphill) those same two blocks... with a little help.

William loves to shop with me... especially pulling the cart.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sweet Calvin

Many people have asked us how Calvin is handling the arrival of Christian.  It's only been a month, but so far Calvin has nothing but love for Baby Christian.  He's constantly bringing him a pacifier if he hears him cry.  He likes to sing to him too.  So basically, our sweet Calvin is still our sweet Calvin. 
I'll come back and read this in a year when Christian is crawling and swiping - to remember the Good Ole Days.

Brotherly Affection

This past week we had movie night.  Everyone got on their PJs early and we watched Star Wars.  Even Calvin was fascinated.  It was a very peaceful evening with the exception of one argument... who got to hold Christian.  I had to set the timer in 10 minute increments.  

Star Wars and Baby Cuddeling - a perfect evening!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

What I don't miss about being pregnant...

having 2 kids try to fit on my lap
carrying a laundry basket
turning over when I sleep
unloading the dishwasher
cooking dinner
hauling groceries back from our #2 grocery store (up the hill)
unloading the dishwasher
pushing a stroller around town
keeping the 3 outfits that fit me clean
picking up toys off the floor
having 3 little boys jump on me unexpectedly

And yet - it was all worth it.  
Rejoicing at having this new little guy in our lives!
(and out of my belly)