Category Archives: Our cute son

Enjoying the Nature

We have been now at the cottage for about a week. The time was spent with working on my poor old car, helping my parents with small repairs at the house and entertaining our little son.

Our new expert fisherman

Especially Nathan seems to be very excited about the cottage. Wherever we go he looks around and stares at new things such as flowers, our boat or even more simple objects such as grass. Nearly everything can make him smile and each time it makes the day a little bit brighter. Yes, he can be easily excited. But he also gets much more cranky about everything which might be due to the fresh air all the time and bright nights due to no real sunset at the moment.

In this aspect he is very similar to my parents-in-law. When they visited us last summer they were amazed by everything such as the blue sky, the lush green and according to them everything felt so much more fresh than in China. Well, sure it feels more fresh when you have suddenly only +28 degrees Celsius instead of +38 and no more smog everywhere…

View from our cottage

But my nice parents-in-law also struggled a lot with these very long days here in summer. When they go to sleep it’s nearly as bright as daytime and when they open their eyes in the morning it is again (still) bright. I don’t even realize it anymore as I grew up with these summers but someone who is used to total darkness at around 8pm has hard time adapting to this new situation.

His feet are touching for the first time sand and cold lake water
Last summer my in-laws said they would like to return again, but this might be impossible. We move soon to Germany and when my in-laws come to visit it will be there, in our new home, not in Finland anymore. But then again, somehow we will manage to take them for another trip into the nature, we don’t know yet how but we (my wife) will figure something out.

Now we still have over one week left here which I will spend by doing the very same as before, working. In Finland people say they go to their summer cabin to work, not relax. I have to agree with this saying as I have never done anything else but work here with my parents. However all hardship is paying off in the end, especially when you sit down after a long day and see the beautiful nature unfold right in front of you.



Kung Fu Baby


You wanna fight with me?

Today’s focus will be not my great but crazy mother-in-law or the rest of my new Chinese family but our adorable baby boy. I have not been writing about him too much lately or showing any pictures as there was just too much other stuff to write about. However mother-in-law is back in China, nothing too weird happened the past days so it is time to present some new things about him.


You can see already in this pictures that he got Chinese genes within him as he got down some Kung Fu moves!



I also love dad

By now he is roughly 10 weeks old and measures over 63cm (~24.8 inches) with a weight of about 6.5kg (~14.3lbs). He is loved dearly by the whole family and anyone who comes to visit. Thus far it seems we have been fairly lucky with him as he is a very easy little baby. It seems he just enjoys everything, he smiles and laughs when we change his diapers, when bathing him, changing his clothes or showing him our creepy friends but there is one thing he really hates and makes him cry a lot : Cleaning his ears

I don’t know why he hates it so much or why it makes him feel so uncomfortable but I guess there must be always something you don’t like.


Look at my huge muscles!


I for myself am planning a great future in sports for him but I will have to see how my wife will approve of it. Of course studies will go ahead of sports but we still have a lot of time to think about it. My wish would be of course to follow my steps into the swimming world or start Taekwondo / another martial art (I kind of failed to do anything besides swimming…).

At any rate he should do rather well in sports as from his parents at least I bring some sporty stuff into his life and he got some very sporty grandparents to support him (more about that in some other article!)