Mrs Lifecruisers nephews birthday cake    Mrs Lifecruisers nephew as a baby
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This is how I prefer to remember this little guy, my nephew Andreas. In the sun, playing, with no worries in the whole world other from the most basic needs. Yesterday he’s suddenly 20 years old!

The cake on the picture is a very classic type of cake called Princess cake, the cover made of marzipan, that is very typical of old times birthday celebrating here in Sweden.

I remember very well when he was a little baby. Even the day he was born, because when my sister went in to the childbirth, I was the one babysitting for her other baby, an adorable 9 months old babygirl from Sri Lanka (who never wanted to sleep…).

He had a rough start of his life, the poor guy. He had colic his first 3 months. It were discovered that he was lactose intolerant - as his adopted sister also was. Of course that made it easier in some way, that they both had it.

I was helping my sister out a lot during the first years when the kids were small. It was tough for her with two little kids only 9 months apart and very little help from the kids father.

They said that it was even more difficult than having twins, because twins have more often similar habits pattern, these two hadn’t at all.

Andreas was not a difficult baby, once he got better from the colic. On the contrary, he was very easy to entertain. Or rather he entertained himself. He could play for hours with very simple and small toys. Sometimes not even toys, just small items like marbles or something.

All the time when he was growing up, he has been very kind, well-behaving, quiet and not demanding at all in any sense. Of course he become very fond of the computerworld, so he’s almost a computer nerd…

He has been a good guy - even in school. He is working for the moment, have taken a break from the studies to re-think what he wanted to do and now he’s going to apply for other studies soon again.

He still is that good guy today, 20 years old, but I must admit that I think that he was much more cute as a baby ;-)

I love those chubby baby butts!

15 Comments on “Memories of a little guy”

    Napfisk BELGIUM said:

    That’s a lovely story. I hope you had fun and enjoyed that georgeous cake. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but that one looks delicious.

    I’ve heard of people getting a bit of life and work experience first at that age, before going to college or university, especially in Scandinavia. It’s a good idea, I think. Wish him well.

    Lifecruiser: The cake was yummy, despite the fact that I don’t have a sweet tooth either. Well, he has went to college already, now he want to study more, focused on a certain area.

    Norma UNITED STATES said:

    What cute pictures. You’ve been a good auntie and a great sister to help out. Nice, warm memories.

    Thanks for visiting my MM.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Norma :-)

    Ma UNITED STATES said:

    Great memory and such a cute little fella. I want to squeeze him and pinch his cheeks! :lol:

    I’m up too.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it’s that chubby look that does it :-)

    mar SPAIN said:

    They grow up way too fast! and they are cute until they learn how to speak and use arguments, lol!
    Love the chubby tummy-rolls! at first I thought he had a Santa Claus’ hat on!

    Lifecruiser: Ha ha, yes, I think the hat is quite funny too :-)

    Debbie UNITED STATES said:

    The cake looks yummy! Sadly as we watch the children grow up it means only one thing, we too are getting older! He sounds like a very strong promising young man and I hope he is able to live his dream! Great share Mrs. L. Mine is finally up! I hope all can view it!

    On the code, if I leave the top at zero the big picture does not stay with the thumbnail! Not sure what I have different!

    Lifecruiser: No, no, we’re not getting older ;-)

    Hm, it must be something else in your other CSS settings that’s interfering with this ones, since it’s working here. I’ll see if i can get the time to have a look at it later.


    Isn’t it nice to go over our baby albums once in a while and reminisce the years that had passed looking at our kids now who have just grown so fast.
    Thanks for passing by.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, photos are wonderful that way - we can never remember all the details otherwise.


    Happy Birthday Andreas!

    My son took some time off before heading to college. It did him good to be in the lower paid working world to realize he didn’t want to do this the rest of his life.

    Thanks for visiting my MM and no, the picture of the squeezed boobies above doesn’t bother me. LOL It’s quite funny!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks :-) Yes, it’s very useful experience, to be out in “the real world” outside school for a while.

    MamaDuck UNITED STATES said:

    Oh, he is so cute, and I LOVE that cake, wow!!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, isn’t he? (But I’m not so sure that he finds it amusing that we does….) He…he…

    Maribeth UNITED STATES said:

    What great pictures! Especially the cake! I want some of that!
    It does go fast. This December will be my daughter’s 30th birthday! I simply do not feel old enough to have a 30 year old daughter!!!
    Anyway Happy Birthday Andreas!!!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Maribeth :-) We never get old. I’ve decided that…

    Josh UNITED STATES said:

    Cute kid. :) I can relate to Mar’s remark about them growing up too fast. My wife and I *just had* our child, seems like a few months ago.. and he’s already almost 2 and a half years old. He’ll be starting school before we know it.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, and soon he will be an unbearable teenager full of pimples and own opinions ;-)

    Josh UNITED STATES said:

    Shh, don’t remind me of such things. He’s already getting rather… difficult about some things! :)

    Lifecruiser: Oh, yes, I forgot about THAT other ages when they get difficult before that too… *lol*


    Awww what a cutie….how is it that the kids get older and we don’t change a bit?

    Lifecruiser: I don’t know, but I’m sure it’s something electronic ;-)

    Chana CANADA said:

    Happy birthday Andreas! what a beautiful baby, what a delicious cake..yummmy! what a lucky man to have you as his aunt..

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Chana :-) Well, I’m not sure about that - how cool is it to have such a crazy aunt? *lol*

    Chelle UNITED STATES said:

    What a sweet memory. It is amazing how quickly time goes, huh?

    Mine is up now.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it really does… and I’m not with the time :-)


    He doesn’t look 20 in the picture, ha,ha..
    Happy Birthday Andreas..

    Lifecruiser: No, we really look young in my family…. *lol*

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