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

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...]

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...]


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...]


The river that runs through Oslo, Ankerselva, is considered a cultural icon. It runs through the middle of town for about 5 miles and traverses many areas. Ethan walked a good length of it last week going on a field trip from his school to the … [Read more...]

Public art: Grass Roots Square

On one of my paths to work I pass by this extremely interesting public art piece. It consists of many small figures, reminiscent of plastic army men, meticulously placed into the squares of this plaza. They are at varying heights and numbers and … [Read more...]

Sketching day

Reid and I had our first 'sketching' outing on Sunday. We came up with this idea for us two to do together before we even left for Oslo and he has been anxious to get going since we got here. We went to the Contemporary Art Museum only to learn it … [Read more...]

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Seeing that we are on the eve of school starting tomorrow, and we've suffered enough of not having Leah take an afternoon nap, we opted to stick closer to home today and had our first visit to Frogner Park. And more notably, the Vigeland Sculpture … [Read more...]