Friday, June 08, 2007


Laura wanted to send a photo to Playhouse Disney Channel to be in their Birthday Book. Unfortunately, I just found out today that photos had to be posted to them two months before their birthday. So I thought I'll make a "birthday book" for them on this blog.

Laura Wei-Lyn Teoh turns 7 on 12 June. Laura was a name chosen by PT 'coz he liked the sound of the name. My first choice was Vanessa but I also liked Laura, so agreed to name our little girl that. The name chosen must pass the "Playground Test". What is that? Try the name out in a playground and if it can be heard loud and clear, it has passed the "Playground Test". A name which fails a playground test is my own name, Hui Min. Lyn is a name shared by all of PT's daughters. As Laura was born in the year of the dragon, she needed a Chinese name with certain radicals like gold, jade, whiteness, redness, man, fish and wine. Wei-Lyn has the necessary radicals and means "precious little one" and she is indeed very precious to us.

This is Laura when she celebrated her 2nd birthday. This was the start of several birthday traditions:
  • Homemade birthday cake. The cake for her 2nd birthday was baked by me but decorated by our friend, Junji, 'coz I didn't know how to decorate cakes then.
  • Candies on the cake so kids can pick off the candies to be eaten after the candles has been blown out.
  • Poolside parties. Kids have fun in the pool and keep themselves occupied for hours!

This is my Michelin man. No, not the big one, the little one in the float :D Photo of Adam Kian-Eng Teoh taken when he was 6 months old. Adam will be 4 years old on 16 June. Adam's name was chosen by committee. Both PT and I were cracking our heads thinking of a strong name when we found out I was expecting a boy. We wanted a name which cannot be abbreviated unlike Benjamin, Gregory or Jonathan. When the name Adam was suggested, it felt really right. Can you imagine Adam being called any other name? Eng is also a generation name in the Teoh family. Since he was born in the year of the goat, Adam's name will need radicals like grain and grass and to stay away from radicals like metal. Kian-Eng is Hokkien which means "building honour/glory".
My babies, how fast you have grown! From tiny little bubs who needed to be fed every two hours to independent children. I'm so glad you both still need cuddles from your Mama and Papa. I hope you will always come to us for cuddles. I love you so much, my Buhbees!



Blogger Melisa said...




7:46 pm  
Blogger Min said...

Their birthday party would have been perfect if you guys were there. Miss you guys, especially little Shin Yee!

12:56 am  
Anonymous kat said...

Happy Birthday Laura and Adam!!

Such a pity we had to miss the party, especially this year!!

Wah.. not bad for a banana, the way you choose their names!! LOL Radicals to suit their year of birth!! Impressive!!

Yes, their names suit them perfectly! Laura looks exactly lika a Laura and Adam cannot be anything but an Adam!!

10:51 pm  
Blogger xmocha said...

happy bday Laura and Adam, June babies are so sweet!!

4:05 pm  

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