Boon Xin 9th Birthday

Happy 9 years old, Boon Xin ๐Ÿ™‚
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,ย  but Boon Xin always has our family in her heart.

Daddy and Mummy just want her to be Happy and Chirpy, always ๐Ÿ™‚

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 cuteย  characters from her 8th birthday linkย .

We got an ice-cream drip cake for this round, this is still one of the cutest Tsum Tsum cake in the market ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 reallyย ็ป™ๆˆ‘้ขๅญ (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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚
ๅฅถๅฅถ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharing our previous Fun filming engagements :

Blog:ไบบๆฐ”ๆปกๅฑ‹ (Season 2, EP2)
Video: https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/meet-my-family-s2-2/ep2/328351

Blog:็™พๅˆ†็™พๆ–ฐๅŠ ๅก (No7 Old Playground)
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=cOxoZuzOGw8

Blog:ๅฐๅ†œๅคซ (Season 1, EP10)
Video : https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/fresh-farmers/ep10/360338

Photoshoot with Cloud Productions

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I did something memorable on my birthday last month, family photoshoot with Cloud Productions at Toa Payoh Town Park.

We were in our sports attire as I wished to emphasised “A family which trains together, grows strong together”.

Then and now, my brother and me ๐Ÿ™‚
After Toa Payoh Town Park was rejuvenated (the pond was crowded with tortoises then), I am happy to find familiar arching stone bridge and low hanging trees.

We did not specifically pick any colour-matching clothes, but the pictures turn out great. Cloud Productions make us look photogenic and Happy. Say Yes Please ๐Ÿ™‚

Truth is, it is never easy to gather the kids’ attention. They were tired after morning activities.
The tortoises were a constant distraction, and I had to remind the kids not to throw stones at the poor tortoise!

The weather was slightly warm but the trees were really inviting. We pose around the branches with gorgeous background water body.

In case you are wondering why Boon Xin refrains from smiling, she is very conscious of her missing front teeth. She still looks very sweet though. I am definitely bias ๐Ÿ™‚

Our package was 60 minutes, but I suspect maybe 20 minutes was spent coaxing the kids to cooperate. You know, the reminders “Look here, Open your eyes, Smile, 5 more minutes finish”.

Cloud Productions’ Chief Photographer (Irene) was very patient with our kids’ antics. I know how hard it is to make everyone stay still for 10 seconds and look at the lens haha.

Within the hour, Irene captured a few lovely and warm family portraits. Some of the poses were spontaneous, but we love the effects! Mummy especially like the first picture, with background sunlight embracing us.

The kids had fun running up and down the various contours too.

Yeah, the siblings like to play with stones too, they sometimes aim the pebbles at each other too!

We hope the siblings will continue to love and care for each other as they grow older.

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