A DOSE OF CUTENESS: Baby Zed Lee turns 3

As Fann Wong and Christopher Lee's son celebrates his third birthday, we look at the National Day baby's most adorable moments captured on Instagram

Happy 3rd birthday, Zed!
Happy 3rd birthday, Zed!
07 Aug 2017

Happy 3rd birthday, Zed!

Photos: Fann Wong/Instagram, Christopher Lee/Instagram

On Singapore’s 52nd birthday (Aug 9), Fann Wong and Christopher Lee will be celebrating their firstborn’s aka “Zed Zed” third birthday. Time sure flies. It seems like it was only yesterday when this little cutie arrived hot out of his mama’s oven two NDPs (National Day Parade) ago – and look how big he is now!

Over the past year, the rambunctious tyke unlocked several achievements: he started pre-nursery school and went on his first overseas trip with his folks (in fact, make that two trips), he explored new food and had his first taste of onigiri in Japan (which he really loved), and he hit the club—CÉ LA VI, no less—for the first time and pulled off some really impressive moves on the dance floor. Maybe next year, he’ll finally get to fulfil his wish of becoming big brother to a baby sister?

Here’s roundup of his cutest growing up moments on Instagram. Read on for more!

When Zed hit the club and went wild on the dance floor
When Zed hit the club and went wild on the dance floor
07 Aug 2017

When Zed hit the club and went wild on the dance floor

Now we know: he loves animals, water play and has a hidden flair for dancing. The cool cat busted some really fancy dance moves when his folks brought him to CÉ LA VI to check out the Singapore night skyline from the rooftop bar. Not bad.

When Zed got crafty with his mama at home
When Zed got crafty with his mama at home
07 Aug 2017

When Zed got crafty with his mama at home

Zed started pre-school this year and has done several art and craft projects at home together with his artsy-farty mama, from making an animal farm to a basket of fruits from scratch. The next thing we’d love to see from this mother-son duo – acting together in a TV or movie project. Now that’s something we’ll watch.

When Zed had a taste of his dad and mum’s jet-setting life
When Zed had a taste of his dad and mum’s jet-setting life
07 Aug 2017

When Zed had a taste of his dad and mum’s jet-setting life

Drink in one hand, munchies on another. We bet this toddler took to business class airplane travel like fish to water. #Baller 

When Zed went shopping in Tokyo
When Zed went shopping in Tokyo
07 Aug 2017

When Zed went shopping in Tokyo

What did Zed do with daddy when mummy had to work in Tokyo? They hung out on the streets of Shinjuku and went shopping, of course! Check out his OOTD of striped pants and newsboy cap, with a Mitsukoshi department store paper bag wedged under his pits. #makeitwork 

When Zed had his first taste of grilled onigiri
When Zed had his first taste of grilled onigiri
07 Aug 2017

When Zed had his first taste of grilled onigiri

According to Fann and Chris, Zed’s a fussy eater and they had no choice but to bring a slow cooker and ingredients to cook for him during their vacation in Japan. To their relief, Zed took to Japanese food better than they expected – and was seen devouring one grilled ongiri (rice balls) after another.

When Zed tinkled the ivories
When Zed tinkled the ivories
07 Aug 2017

When Zed tinkled the ivories

He doesn’t know his key notes and can’t put a tune together yet, but there’s no stopping Zed from having the time of his life jamming on the piano just for fun.

When Zed worked out with his dad
When Zed worked out with his dad
07 Aug 2017

When Zed worked out with his dad

Mummy probably doesn’t approve of daddy’s tendency to ramp up the speed factor of Zed’s rides around the neighbourhood, but it sure looks like the little boy enjoys it - very much (check out the big grin on his face).  Zed’s now big enough to help his dad with his exercise routines too by being a mini human weight. Boy, where did all his babyness disappear to?

When Zed cosied up with the animals
When Zed cosied up with the animals
07 Aug 2017

When Zed cosied up with the animals

Zed’s proving to be quite the animal lover and had a ball of a time feeding the goats and horses during his visits to the farms in Singapore.

When Zed became a mini ‘Pikachu’
When Zed became a mini ‘Pikachu’
07 Aug 2017

When Zed became a mini ‘Pikachu’

Pokemon Go hit fever pitch in Singapore in August last year and Fann and Chris had some fun reimagining their only son as a rare ‘monster’ and a mini Pikachu at bath time.

When Zed turned 2 last year
When Zed turned 2 last year
07 Aug 2017

When Zed turned 2 last year

According to his mama, it was a dream come true for the little boy to see all his favourite storybook characters come to life via the specially-sculpted animal balloons at the party. Never lose that sense of wonder, Zed!

When he wore the cutest swimming costumes
When he wore the cutest swimming costumes
08 Aug 2016

When he wore the cutest swimming costumes

Look out world, baby shark Zed is here to conquer the seas! Zed sure loves to swim, judging from the multiple pictures and videos of the little toddler happily splashing away on Instagram.

When he melted hearts with the cutest expressions
When he melted hearts with the cutest expressions
08 Aug 2016

When he melted hearts with the cutest expressions

From squishy cheeks (accentuated with the help of two exercise balls) to the brightest does eyes, we love them all! 

When he attempted to ‘run away from home’
When he attempted to ‘run away from home’
08 Aug 2016

When he attempted to ‘run away from home’

This video is a must-watch. Fann’s attempt at arousing Zed’s jealousy sure took an unexpected turn when the star of the video decided to make his great escape – stat!

When he displayed his ear for music
When he displayed his ear for music
08 Aug 2016

When he displayed his ear for music

Baby Zed sure is musically gifted! The 2-year-old took to his maracas and drum set like a fish to water. The next JJ Lin, maybe?

When he looked like the cutest hat model ever
When he looked like the cutest hat model ever
08 Aug 2016

When he looked like the cutest hat model ever

More, more more! Zed somehow manages to look ever-so-effortless and chic in hats (a style tip he picked up from his parents, we think).

When his curiosity about the world overtook him
When his curiosity about the world overtook him
08 Aug 2016

When his curiosity about the world overtook him

There’s nothing more mesmerising than a bright-eyed toddler discovering the little joys in life. Never lose that curious mindset of yours, Zed!

When he went on a playdate with Aden
When he went on a playdate with Aden
08 Aug 2016

When he went on a playdate with Aden

More pictures of Zed’s playdates, pretty please? The two same-aged buddies looked so adorable as they made their “beef stew from scratch”!

When he joined the cast of ‘My Neighbour Totoro’
When he joined the cast of ‘My Neighbour Totoro’
08 Aug 2016

When he joined the cast of ‘My Neighbour Totoro’

Zed was all decked out in best ‘Totoro’ costume back in Malacca, Malaysia. 10/10 for sure!

When we realised just how much he has grown
When we realised just how much he has grown
08 Aug 2016

When we realised just how much he has grown

Time sure passes in the blink of an eye, Here’s to growing up healthily and happily Zed! Happy birthday!

Photos: Zheng Ge Ping's Instagram (@zhenggeping) and Christopher's Instagram (@aiainbaby)
Photos: Zheng Ge Ping's Instagram (@zhenggeping) and Christopher's Instagram (@aiainbaby)
10 Aug 2015

Photos: Zheng Ge Ping's Instagram (@zhenggeping) and Christopher's Instagram (@aiainbaby)

Happy birthday Zed!
Happy birthday Zed!
09 Aug 2015

Happy birthday Zed!

When he graced the cover of 8DAYS magazine
When he graced the cover of 8DAYS magazine
08 Aug 2015

When he graced the cover of 8DAYS magazine

This only goes to show that Zed is already getting ready to carry on his parents’ successful showbiz careers. After all, with Andie Chen and Kate Pang’s 1-year-old Aden on the way to stardom, it wouldn’t be a surprise that little Zed follows suit.

Chris once revealed in an interview with us, “Advertisements are alright as they are not too complicated but I would refrain from television shows on parenting as he is still too young.”

Fann jumped in to say, “If he cries on set, I would feel upset and may request for filming to stop as I don’t want him to feel uncomfortable.”

When he spoke with us again months later, he told us that he’s not against his son having a career in acting, “If he wants to act, I will let him do it. Fann and I are both actors. He has our genes. It’s not right to stop him! … I will ask if he enjoys filming. If he does, we will do it seriously and not just for fun.”

The joyous trio looked nothing short of the perfect family during the photoshoot which fell on Chris’ birthday, and of course, Zed’s heart-melting smile could easily lift anyone’s mood any day.

Photos: 8DAYS

When he hit the pool with his parents
When he hit the pool with his parents
08 Aug 2015

When he hit the pool with his parents

Fann recorded a video of the family’s day at the pool and we can see that the little kiddo really loves to splash around – even if it gets into his dad’s face!

Throughout the video, Baby Zed wasn’t “swimming” as Chris’ caption said he was, but we see the loving father holding onto his baby all the way and never letting go.

Although Chris may be holding tightly to his baby right now, he doesn’t want his child to grow up in a sheltered environment. He once revealed that his wish is for Zed to “understand life outside an urbanised area such as living in a kampong. Be it climbing a tree or playing with water in the wild, I want him to have these interesting experiences that are hard to come by in Singapore.”

When he wore bunny ears for Easter
When he wore bunny ears for Easter
08 Aug 2015

When he wore bunny ears for Easter

Baby Zed or Bunny Zed? The eight-month-old looked absolutely happy to be lying down next to a bunch of other rabbit stuffed toys.

Additionally, his mother cheekily captioned that “someone” (meaning Zed) didn’t belong in the photo.

The couple also posted the same Instagram video of Baby Zed giggling while being lifted up and down.

Christopher pretended to speak on behalf of Zed in his caption: “Jump! Jump! Jump! I want to quickly grow up and become tall!”

When he was tucked in a backpack
When he was tucked in a backpack
08 Aug 2015

When he was tucked in a backpack

His mother couldn’t contain her joy, smiling at her son whom she called her “little heartbeat”.

The boy who has his mother’s eyes donned a paper boy cap and was being carried in her black and white polka dot backpack.

Chris also captioned the photo with: “Papa really misses you two,” and continued to say that his wife looks beautiful no matter what angle the photo was taken. (How sweet!)

As much as the doting father misses his wife and son, he will not hesitate to take up more acting projects as he still needs to take responsibility for the family. “I have to put food on the table after all,” shared Chris in an interview with Toggle.

Whenever he wears sunglasses
Whenever he wears sunglasses
08 Aug 2015

Whenever he wears sunglasses

There’s Baby Zed fresh from his first haircut at six months old by celebrity hairstylist David Gan and sporting a pair of classic black Raybans. We’re surprised he wasn’t crying and he looked totally unafraid of the razor. Bravo, Zedzed~

Another photo shows him wearing the same shades with a finger in his mouth. A typical, but adorable pose! 

Plus, he looked even cuter with his hair spiked up, donning blue and white shades at the beach with his parents. Chris once shared, “I want my son to play a lot, to be healthy and positive. I often bring him to the beach so that he can interact with nature. It’s okay to have small injuries. That’s how you grow up… Allowing Zed to grow up naturally is the most important thing to me.”

When he wore onesie, after onesie, after onesie
When he wore onesie, after onesie, after onesie
08 Aug 2015

When he wore onesie, after onesie, after onesie

In the photo where Zed wore a green edamame (or soybean) onesie, Chris captioned like a proud father: “This is my son.” 

Zed’s also donned a few other onesies including a printed white one and a striped one, but looked the cutest in a brown bear onesie, which resulted in fans calling him “Tedzed”.

When the entire family wore Santa hats together
When the entire family wore Santa hats together
08 Aug 2015

When the entire family wore Santa hats together

The happy family of three took a wefie lying down side by side when they celebrated their first Christmas together last year.

Each of them wore a Santa Claus hat on their heads and in the photo, you can see Zed looking especially fair skinned, quite like his mum!

The little one is also beginning to resemble his father more, giving Fann reason to call Chris “Old Zed”. Chris even complained in our interview, “Shouldn’t she be saying that “Zedzed” looks like me? Now she always comments that I look like “Zedzed”! (laughs)”

When he flashed his toothless smile in a video
When he flashed his toothless smile in a video
08 Aug 2015

When he flashed his toothless smile in a video

At three months old, Fann took an ‘aww’-worthy video of her son simply smiling and giggling at the camera.

His irresistible chubby cheeks (that we wish to pinch) and adorable smile probably contributed to why Fann called him “[her] world” in the caption, along with several heart shaped emojis.

Maybe we could be expecting Zed to become an older brother someday, as Fann shared with us in November last year that “it would be great to have a daughter [the same age as actress Hayley Woo, who played her daughter in the drama My Secret App]”.

When he gave a pompous expression captured by his dad
When he gave a pompous expression captured by his dad
08 Aug 2015

When he gave a pompous expression captured by his dad

Christopher and Fann each gave their own take on captioning this photo of their son’s adorable expression.

Chris posted his photo during the Mid-Autumn Festival season with a hilarious caption: “Hey ol’ mum! Didn’t you say that Chang Er will come and accompany me to play with lanterns? Why isn’t she here yet?”

Then, Fann reposted her husband’s photo and her caption attempt was: “Hey wadsup?”

Well, only baby Zed himself would know what he was truly thinking.

Fann spent a week away from Zed and told us that she “almost died because it was so painful”. The attached mother continued, “That’s the longest I can go without him and I really can’t go any longer than that. Each day was like a year and I’d look at his photos whenever I had time and say out loud ‘Mama’s coming back really soon’.”

On the day he was born
On the day he was born
08 Aug 2015

On the day he was born

Would you look at that face? The couple’s first post of the newborn shows him fast asleep and all wrapped up in white clothes with a blue bib that read: “Worth the wait!”

In her caption, Fann wrote that August 9 is their “most beautiful day” and warmly welcomed him to the family.

Chris revealed in an interview with Toggle that he’d still be able to take good care of his “lucky star” even in Fann’s absence because he’s able to change his diapers, feed him milk by the bottle and “do everything for Zed except breastfeeding”.

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