Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We went to Florida and Taiko turned 1!

Earlier this month we took a week long vacation to the Orlando area. We timed it so that we would be there for Taiko's first birthday - it was nice to celebrate it with my side of the family. My sister, brother, niece and nephew had never met him, and it had been nearly 11 months since my dad and step mom had seen him.

We stayed at the Orange Lake Resort, which we liked quite a bit. They have quite a few pools, some with water slides, a splash pad, lake, beach and water sports. We also tried the Magic Kingdom one of the days. Taipan was lukewarm about it and didn't stay too long; Simi enjoyed it more and was happy to see some princesses and go on some rides with Yuta and Grandma & Grandpa.

Here are some pictures from our vacation (most of these Yuta also put on facebook).

The day before we left, Taiko had first birthday pictures taken. These are some of my favorites (they were taken by Michelle at http://mdleighphoto.com/ - she is fabulous!!!):