Boon Xin 9th Birthday

Happy 9 years old, Boon Xin 🙂
This photo was taken when she was 2.

TIME FLIES!

From young, our princess is a feisty fellow. Ah Xin can be very strong willed and independent,  but Boon Xin always has our family in her heart.

Daddy and Mummy just want her to be Happy and Chirpy, always 🙂

Tsum Tsum cake
Tsum Tsum cake

Thank you to https://riverashbakery.com (Facebook and Instagram) for the cute Tsum Tsum cake! Boon Xin specially requested for Tsum Tsum as she remembered the cute  characters from her 8th birthday link .

We got an ice-cream drip cake for this round, this is still one of the cutest Tsum Tsum cake in the market 🙂

As part of the celebration, we also did a mini-filming for a Father’s Day segment on Ch8 news segment.

We would be sharing how families can have Fun in Singapore, without going to huge expenses. Try Parks, Sports and the great outdoors.

My idea is simply to drag the kids out of the house, so they would be less addicted to electronic devices.

 

Jenga and Monopoly are some of the family activities which we can enjoy at home 🙂

Managing our Family is all about Managing our Expectations, I admit this is Easier said than done. We are trying to encourage our kids to think Positive and aim for their Dreams.

How can we forget about Studies and homework? We pretend to be studious haha.

When you have teenagers, it is harder to ask them to cooperate during photo shoot (blog engagements eg).

I am honoured that my teenagers were very cooperative that day. They really 给我面子 (Give Face) haha.

I was telling the Mrs that this could be the last time SengkangBabies are filmed as kids are now older and might value their privacy more.

We are always advocating Sports for family bonding. Besides keeping fit, it is a great opportunity to keep our family strong.

I hope kids will pick up Sportsmanship traits like discipline and grit.

Do visit our Running, Hiking, Cycling and Camping features for more ideas.

These kids trash me in basketball, but I do not mind.  I am proud that the older siblings will pass down basketball tips to the younger ones.

No need to be professional players, I just want them to enjoy their sports and pursue their passions.

 

Did you notice our sports-themed attire? Whenever I go running, I will choose a kids-size finisher Tshirt for them.

YES, Boon Xin ran 21km :p

Spending the evening with her favourite folks, and food 🙂
奶奶 joined us at Sushi Tei for some yummy Japanese treats.

Sushi Teh
Sushi Teh

Another Birthday gone. Very Soon, all my kids will be teenagers, but we are still calling them Sengkang Babies haha.

As long as our kids are Happy and Healthy, we parents will be contented 🙂

Sharing our previous Fun filming engagements :

Blog:人气满屋 (Season 2, EP2)
Video: https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/meet-my-family-s2-2/ep2/328351

Blog:百分百新加坡 (No7 Old Playground)
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=cOxoZuzOGw8

Blog:小农夫 (Season 1, EP10)
Video : https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/fresh-farmers/ep10/360338

Seize the moment, sports with family

Sports with Family. But where are the little ones?

Do not lament that time flies.
Do not complain that 24 hours is not enough.

If we give kids our priority, we will squeeze out some time for them.

 

sports with family
Sports with family  (I keep recycling this photo!)

We got two teenagers in our home.
Kids have outgrown their bikes, off goes the assistance wheels.

Freedom, independence, the kids have plenty of opportunities to explore more of Singapore on their own, or with their friends.

It is getting more challenging to ask them to join our family outing (HUH?) Must fix an appointment too (WHAT!)

I am exaggerating but you get the idea (sooner or later hee hee)

I am relishing every moment which I get to hang out with the kids, it can be sports with family, eating or just any other activities.

If we do not spend time with them now, then when?

Do not give kids our leftover time.
Their childhood will be over in a blink.

What type of memories would I wish to leave behind for my kids?

And so we explore Marina Bay and Marina Barrage area the other day. The kids surprised me when they cycled effortlessly on their Mobike and OFO.

They are the ones who installed the bike apps on my phone!

They were excited to see a family of 15 otters close up, all dozing! I told them the otter pups will one day set off to build their own families.

Did they understand my hint, my parenting dilemma?

9km, 90 minutes, all Fun.

What was even more pleasant was no3 and no4 still retain their cheekiness and childish antics at the water play corner.

They lost their inhibitions and were totally drenched, but I was the HAPPIEST Dad in Singapore for that 20 minutes.

I keep encouraging my kids to be active and enjoy sports. I hope it will reinforce their characters and give them a good moral grounding.

Video (YouTube link) : Checkout our cycling Fun video
(added a portion from CarFree Sunday too)

Maybe they will be upgrading to motocross soon!

Using our favourite mode of transport to bring us more memories :

-Kang L Plate (2012)
-Xin Scoots (2012)
-Offroad at Coney Island (2015) and Seletar Airport (2016)
-OCBC Cycling (2016)

One of the best experiences are our airbase and Taiwan cycling.

-Paya lebar air base (2012,closing in 2030)
-Taichung (2017)

Follow our cycling adventures at blog Cycling or Instagram #skbCycles