The adventures of Kurt, Sarah, Ethan, Reid & Leah

Sunday at the harbor

It was just one week ago I was sporting mittens and a scarf to get around town. But yesterday and today are proving to be what we have been told is akin to a heat wave in July. Highs in the mid-70's. So we headed down to the water in an area known as … [Read more...]

Jack Frost

Look out! Look out! Jack Frost is about! He’s after our fingers and toes; And all through the night, The gay little sprite Is working where nobody knows. He’ll climb each tree, So nimble is he, His silvery powder he’ll shake. To … [Read more...]

Ice-o-rama

People often ask us how we are faring the freezing temps here in Oslo. The cold has been no bother despite near 0F temps at times. Bundle up, layer well, walk often, and we are good. However, ask us about the ice, and we sing a whole different tune. … [Read more...]

A Musical Sunday

The kids and I gave Dad a day off and headed out last Sunday to the NasjonalMuseet Contemporary Art Museum catching the last day of the I Wish This Were A Song: Music in Contemporary Art exhibition. We love walking into a museum to be unexpectantly … [Read more...]

Colosseum Kino

Since moving to Oslo Sarah and I have yet to go see a movie in a theatre. All the big American movie releases premier here soon after the States and they do run in English with Norwegian subtitles, except for animated films which tend to get dubbed … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

While we didn't do anything exciting or have any specific plans, aside from letting the boys stay up to midnight for the first time ever, we wound up being rather entertained on New Years Eve. New Years Eve is quite festive here which was totally … [Read more...]

Found the Intelevator

Ethan would like to share with everyone that he has found the Intelevator in which silly antics are played out on unsuspecting elevator riders. On one of our shopping trips, because he continues to outgrow everything, we had to find a restroom. We … [Read more...]

The Holmenkollen Ski Jump

On a recent Saturday, the boys and I were itching to get out of the apartment. We had seen from a distance the giant man made ski jump that sits on a ridge just outside the city in an area called Holmenkollen, it is an impressive structure that I … [Read more...]

Oslo Dansens Hus

Sarah and I subscribe to a weekly listserv that aggregates the coming week's "American-centric" activities in and around Oslo. Sarah noticed there was a dance show that Leah and I might enjoy. She purchased a couple of tickets so Leah and I could … [Read more...]

Serieteket!

I picked the boys up from school Monday and we walked over to a branch of the Oslo library we have yet to visit in a hip area known as Grünerløkka. We all loved this place -- the boys even admitting it was well worth the 'long' walk with their heavy … [Read more...]