Servitengasse over in the 9th district is my favorite street in all of Vienna! It's not very long, but the narrow cobblestoned street is home to a couple of eateries, an amazing toy store (the picture doesn't really do it justice), a fancy chocolate store that is also hosting workshops on making confectionary, and a typical Austrian catholic church.
These pictures are from a cold Sunday a couple of weeks back. These days are perfectly sunny. The ice cream places are again open, and today we ate early dinner OUTSIDE. Woop woop!
It's been a little quiet in here. First I got swamped with school work, and then came an unexpected stay at St Anna Kinderspital with our little girl. This is our 3rd day here, and hopefully we are allowed to go home tomorrow. We are here for observation for epileptic seizures. Yes, quite a scare! But after lots of tests all luckily looks good and it seems like Silja was bopping her head in strange ways over the weekend for other non-dramatic reasons. Even though a hospital stay is never fun, the staff here is so sweet. I'm especially fond of 'die gelbe Tante' (the yellow aunt), who is (obviously!) dressed in yellow and available to keep a baby entertained while mommy eats, showers etc. We haven't needed her assistance though, as Bjarni is stopping by regularly to help out and hang out.
Anyhow, just wanted to check in. Will be back soon.
Way back (it seems like ages ago now) when living in L.A. we would usually go out for breakfast/brunch over the weekend. It is such a gooood way to start the weekend I think.
For some reason we've never gone much out to eat here in Vienna, even before Silja arrived. And now -- how do you even do those kinds of things with a baby?!
Well, I realized when meeting over lunch with our baby group at our regular kids' cafe that it is very much doable to eat out - for both parts. Silja seems super excited to be eating elsewhere, where there are lots of things to look at. So now we are trying to resume our weekly brunch tradition. Last week she was sleeping, while we were enjoying breakfast at one of the markets. Wee! It was almost like a date! This weekend she was playing with her toys, and when it was time for her lunch, we popped one of those to-go jars of baby food, and voila. (By the way without a highchair one must be quick to avoid potato/spinach on the seat, but we managed...) Anyhow, I'm so happy we can do this, and hope the little one behaves well enough, so we can continue with this onwards.
Admiring baby toes, playing backgammon and rearranging part of the bed room in order to get a comfortable study space (note to self: enjoy the uncluttered table as long as it lasts..) plus more floor space for our little "floor pusher". There is not really much happening here. Just every day life, where one day is taking over there other with crazy speed. Spring has arrived, which feels so good!