17 August 2011 – 21 August 2011
We finally did it. We took our 11 month old baby to BALI last week for her FIRST holiday.
I was nervous and excited before our family trip. Nervous because I wasn’t sure how our baby would react to a 3 hour flight. Nervous because I had to make sure we had packed everything she would need without missing a single thing out. Thank God everything went smoothly both ways. Feeding baby a BIG bottle of milk as we took off helped alot. We brought some books and toys to keep her entertained though she was a little restless. The flight out was much easier as we took the earliest flight - she slept througout the entire journey making it easy for mommy
Sairah’s grandma and grandpa drove us to the airport last Wednesday. Grandpa actually missed a turning into LCCT and it literally took us 30mins finding the damn way back to the airport thanks to our crap sign boards. I really thought we were gonna miss our flight but luckily, we made it in the nick of time. My poor dad felt sooo bad about missing the turn but how many parents are this nice to drop their grown up buffaloes kids and grandchild to the airport aye
After 2 hours and 40 minutes we arrived with a HAPPY baby to Bali.
Since we arrived in the evening, we spent the night in a bed and breakfast in Kuta before we transfered out the next day to an awesome private villa (but more on that later) in Ubud.
Baby Sairah spent some time walking around the streets of Kuta with her daddy the next morning.
While mommy did some shopping for herself And for baby of course.
Eagerly waiting for our transport to arrive.
The transfer to Ubud took about 1 hour plus. Traffic in Kuta according to our driver has become horrible. I don’t remember it being this way the last time we were there. But I still love Bali very much that we’re making Bali an annual trip every year :lol:
After checking in into our gorgeous villa, we decided to walk around Ubud. First stop was to Cafe Wayan & Bakery which was a truly amazing cafe with lush greenery.
I really love the way the dining area is soo traditional and huge so baby can shuffle around and do her thing
Went banana juice crazy througout the trip.
We just walked around that area until our pick up came.
Then on Friday we had to go back to Kuta because someone left his damn glasses in the previous hotel. So it was a gruelling 2 hour journey back to Kuta and another 1.5 hours back to Ubud. But since we didn’t have a choice, we decided to make the best of it.
All set for Kuta mom, do I look pwettie?
@ a Cafe in Matahari Mall
Oh hi mom, can I place my order now please?!
Best banana pancake ever!
Though this is our third time to Bali (BALI ROCKS!), this was our first time to Jimbaran to experience the sunset and it’s fresh seafood.
The beach isn’t the cleanest or the best around Bali…..
But it sure gives a good sunset view.
Even Baby Sairah approves
We had yummy Ikan Bakar with rice, some vegs and juices that cost us less than RM40. A little note however is to be careful with your orders as waiters tend to be a little pushy. Since prices go by the gram, always let them know the exact quantity you want. Lia Cafe is a good option to eat in as they are the cheapest among the restaurants there.
Then on Saturday, we decided to explore Ubud a little more.
All ready for Ubud market maam.
But not before making a customary supermarket stop
Her gorgeous halter dress was actually bought in Bali last year by my bestie Wylane. And to think Sairah wore it here :D
Mommy and Baby cam-whoring in a restaurant.
@ Ubud Market
REALLY love this photo of her, she looks sooo cheeky. My cheeky monkey!
What?! DVD are only RM5 here?? Load up on Baby Einstein series will ya?
One last shot outside the market.
Cheeky lil baby all set for bed before her early flight out.
Do I have to sleep now?
As much as it’s not easy travelling with a baby around, I’m glad I got to bring Sairah on this trip. As a mother, it’s amazing to see my baby girl explore and adapt to her new surroundings. She was a happy baby throughout the trip. It made us bond, showed that we work well as a unit even when thrown into a new environment. We’re soo proud of our little one.
Now I look forward to many more trips with her.
And this is also the last trip for this year. MEHHH!