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

Cross Country Skiing Above the Treeline

February was a beautiful time here in Norway. Snow has been abundant along with the cold but the sun is steadily growing stronger and the days longer. This all added up to a great time for school kids in Norway to have their week long winter break. … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Ice Skating in the Snow

Snow is becoming more frequent as we head farther into December. Both the boys had winter activities at school last friday; Reid's class went to a nearby park for some sledding and Ethan's gym class walked over to an outdoor hand ball court that has … [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...]

A LEGO Dreamland

On Saturday Kurt and the boys headed to the Telenor arena to participate in the 50th anniversary celebration of Lego in Norway. Sitting in bins with millions of LEGOs at their disposal to create and play with = LEGO nirvana. The event began with a … [Read more...]

Halloween

We were not sure what to expect of Halloween over here. Back home it is one of the highlights of the year in our neighborhood as the area is teeming with kids of shapes and sizes. Knowing that Halloween is a relatively new phenomena in Norway, we … [Read more...]