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

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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. … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Cabin Adventure — part II

This post picks up where the last cabin post left off, sharing more about the cabin itself. Once we finally got down and into the cabin, we had to get all the systems up and running. First was plugging in all of the radiators. There is electricity … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Human Sushi

Apparently Norwegians are not eating as much fish, or fisk, as they used to. Enter the Norwegian Seafood Council with a memorable ad campaign using interpretive dance. We share with you, Human Sushi ... … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]