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

Quick check-in

Apparently April was busy. And May is showing no signs of stopping. Only one blog post since April 4 and so much to catch up on ... Trip to Gothenburg, Sweden Trip to the Gothenburg ER (not to worry everyone is fine) Easter More … [Read more...]

Hotel Zinser is now open for business

Seems family and friends prefer the warm to the cold as starting now, we have visitors each month until we leave in July. First up have been our next door neighbors from back home, the Simmons. Three girls, whose ages pair up quite close to our kids, … [Read more...]

Holmen-‘cooool’-len ski jump competition

By Ethan + Reid + Leah E: Every year Oslo hosts a World Cup Ski jump event at the Holmenkollen ski jump. We went there before earlier in the summer with Dad and went up to see the troll statue and the rope course. We had not been there since … [Read more...]

Akerselva Sundays

As of the past two weeks, the walkway along the Akerselva River  has been much more passable than our New Years Day ice adventure. So the past few Sundays have meant duck feeding, river walking, and soccer playing. … [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...]

Smiley Moods

Our friend Ann gave these to the kids to try out. Don't know where she got them and we haven't seen them since. Kind of like M+M's except the taste is a bit different. The characters printed on the candies are great.   It is also a … [Read more...]

Ain’t nothing going to break her stride

Throughout our outdoor winter adventures, being the youngest in the group doesn't cause Leah to blink, not once. The boys go ice skating and she is in tears because she can't do it too. Tears that stem from her parents lack of knowledge on the proper … [Read more...]

Update from the kids

Ethan: We have been very busy lately. In school we went on a sledding/cross-country skiing day. And I got to try to cross-country ski for a bit. I liked it but it was hard because I haven't been on skiis for like a year when we went to Massanutten … [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...]

Egg Salad

We awoke this morning to Ethan cooking hard-boiled eggs for his siblings plus enough to make himself some egg salad at lunch. Fruits of his cooking class every Monday. He loves it. We are thinking he should take on at least one dinner a week from now … [Read more...]