Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

A picture from yesterday before heading to the big Halloween party with the baby club. There were sooo many adorable baby costumes. Unfortunately we didn't take any pictures.
In a little bit we are leaving for Italy. Arrivederci Vienna. Hello tiramisu, cappuccinos, pelligrino and pizza (- and by the way, I hope that when we return my knowledge on Italian cuisine is bit more nuanced..)

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Baby Update: 3 Months

Yep, Silja has hit the three month mark. She is now full of smiles and funny sounds. She is holding her head quite steady even though it is still a bit wobbly. She is (sometimes?) rolling from stomach to back, though it seems to happen more by coincidence than intention. She got her first vaccine (Seeing the doctor was lots of fun until she gave the injections - then the fun was gone. Completely.) Dangling toys are way more fun than those laying next to her, and hanging out in other people's arms and looking at their faces is very interesting!

Our sweet little girl will venture out on her 2nd trip outside of Austria this weekend, when all three of us are heading to Rome, where Bjarni is to participate in a conference.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Offline Fun

We have been without internet for an entire week! Yikes... A technician is supposed to come and fix the connection tomorrow, but now the damn thing is strangely working again all by itself.
Without online access we have had to turn to other means of entertainment, and it has been surprisingly nice! Whenever Silja has been sleeping and I'm done with my other Hausfrau (!) chores, I have been fumbling with a big puzzle while catching up on my favorite podcasts. Ausgezeichnet!
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday is Market Day

I love the markets in Vienna! Here are a few glimpses from our local Hannover Markt on a Saturday, where we stocked up on fresh produce and bought the sweet and sparkling wine Sturm (currently in season) to later enjoy with friends. Prost!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Meeting the Family

We are back in Wien after five great days in Denmark. It was the first time Silja was introduced to most of her close relatives. Also it was the first time the Danish and Icelandic families met (Yes, we have been married for four and half years and our families still had not met. Crazy, I know.)
Anyhow we have been so busy over these past few days hanging out with everybody that we didn't take that many pictures. We did remember the camera on Sunday though for the baptism celebration. It was a great day with perfect weather, a well behaved little girl and the company of our dear families.
Silja handled the traveling surprisingly well, and it was more than great to share her with her grandparents, aunts, little cousins etc. Luckily we will see all of them again quite soon for Christmas and New Years.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010



When you are spending a lot of time alone together weird things starts happening.
We are flying to Denmark tomorrow, and are so very excited to see both our families for Silja's baptism.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Schönes Herbst

Fall has arrived, but on sunny days it still feels a bit like summer in Augarten.