Celebrations for your birthday began a week ago when your Grandma and Pa (who you love so very much) visited from Australia. 

I’m no expert cake baker (or decorator) but the kids thought their cake was magnificent.  That’s all that matters.

chocolate cake
3 layers, but I added pink and blue food dye to 2 of the layers.  They were joined with freshly whipped cream.  Smothered with chocolate frosting and topped with rainbow colored chocolate ‘seeds’.






layered cake

Celebrations continued with a party at school with your new friends.  Party favors can be viewed here

Then yesterday on your big day you couldn’t have been happier.  This was the first year that you really understood that it was YOUR birthday.  You ripped into your presents, you asked for candles to blow out and you loved every moment of your special day.


Your big surprise of the day.  NEW BIKES.  You haven’t figured out the pedals yet, but you sure did have fun rolling down the little hills and having us push you back up.  035-1 042-1


Then the celebrations continued into the evening with dinner at Bubba Gump.  You ate mac & cheese until your bellies were full and the staff sang happy birthday to you and gave you sundaes. 

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Bubba Gump


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Of course the evening wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to the Nestle Cafe for cookies and chocolate milk.


Then we were homeward bound to blow out your birthday candles, just like you had requested.

easy cupcakes M&M cupcakes

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Although you really were too full to eat your cakes and after 1 little nibble you were done.  Thank goodness we had visitors come to stay that night, because we sure did enjoy your cupcakes … but don’t worry we left you a couple.

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Yong Daniel September 26, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Tonya, the pictures are beautiful and the kids have grown so much!

Niki September 26, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Happy Belated Birthday to Flynn and Marisol! Looks like they had a fantabulous birthdays!*hugs* to you Tonya!

Bre September 26, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Looks like they had such a fabulous day!!!! I cant believe our babies are turning 3. **sob** **sob**

TUTU Monkey September 26, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Ahhhh so sweet and such lovely pictures ( as always)Loving Marisols boots!!

Lisa amp; Gerald September 27, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Happy Birthday…

Kaylen September 27, 2009 - 5:00 pm

They are just too precious!!! Happy b-day to them and congrats to you on raising such beautiful kids!Love the cupcakes-nicely decorated! 🙂

Kim Living Life September 27, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Oh what memories you have just brought back. My beautiful twins are 20 in October. The joy they have brought us is unfathomable. We also did the bikes one birthday and the seemingly all day parties. We too have an older daughter she is now almost 26 so the picture of your son and Flynn Marisol is just like one of ours. The absolute joy of watching my identical twin girls grow together is beyond words. They have just returned from travelling to the US, Maryalnd Baltimore and then spending a year in the UK and Europe. The Power of Two undeniable.

L I S A September 27, 2009 - 5:00 pm

What a fabulous birthday celebration. And true Tonya fashion, it looked beautiful, well organized, and a blast. My gosh, I cant believe the kids are 3! Just seems like yesterday I was stalking you and your mountain buggy stroller.Miss you friendlisa

Nikki September 27, 2009 - 5:00 pm

awwww your babies are beautiful! Looks like such a great weekend birthday party and the cupcakes that are blue and pink are too cute:) ps, love love love your little girls boots! so fashionable:)

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge September 28, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Gorgeous pictures..Happy Birtday to your lovely children!!

Barbara Manatee September 28, 2009 - 5:00 pm

3! 3? 3!?!? How the heck did we get to THREE already!! Knowing youve reached that number, the reality sets in that were less than 2 months away now….THREE?!?!!LOVE all the fun pics, their adorable orange/brown outfits, the yummy treats and fun stuff! Well have lots of bdays ahead of us this winter with the twins turning 3 (OMG!) and lil dude turning 1!!!

Shannon @ S and G Photography October 3, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Even with all the headaches and trauma fertility clinics can be a wonderful thing! Congrats on your two little adorable miracles. I love my two so much were about to head back for another go at it!

From Munchkins & Mayhem October 21, 2009 - 11:46 am

Comments from: Munchkins & Mayhem post –

happy belated to the babies- they are getting so big and are soo adorable!These pictures are great! And youre no expert cake baker?! That looks like an expert cake to me… and it looks delicious too! I love the chocolate seeds all over the top!

Posted by: Amy | 09/26/2009 at 05:00 PM

My 6 year old and 11 year old just saw your pictures and they thought your cake was cool and loved the candles 🙂

Posted by: Mom Taxi Julie | 09/20/2009 at 05:00 PM

That looks yummy! Great idea with the neapolitan look for boy and girl. Happy birthday Marisol Flynn!!

Posted by: Melanie | 09/19/2009 at 05:00 PM

Yum! Happy Birthday, M F, love R RHUGS!!!

Posted by: ? Mommy ? to R amp; R | 09/19/2009 at 05:00 PM

so cute. and great picture taking.

Posted by: welovetucker | 09/19/2009 at 05:00 PM

The twins are getting so big! I LOVE your cake with 3 different coloured layers. You always have such great ideas!

Posted by: Anissa | 09/19/2009 at 05:00 PM

LOVE IT!!! So cute! I may steal this idea next month. 🙂

Posted by: Jenn Pearson | 09/19/2009 at 05:00 PM

might be easy, but they look amazing!! Almost too pretty to eat…almost. 🙂 Work From Home

Posted by: Nishant | 10/09/2009 at 05:00 PM

So cute and so easy!!

Posted by: Mom Taxi Julie | 10/01/2009 at 05:00 PM

Im definitely doing those for K S. So easy and they look so pretty! Thanks for the idea!

Posted by: Christy | 09/27/2009 at 05:00 PM

Such a great and easy idea! I may have to do those for HP.

Posted by: Bre | 09/26/2009 at 05:00 PM

great idea! I love a cute and simple idea!

Posted by: Amy | 09/26/2009 at 05:00 PM

They might be easy, but they look amazing!! Almost too pretty to eat…almost. 🙂

Posted by: John Deere Mom | 09/26/2009 at 05:00 PM

Sweet!! 🙂

Posted by: lisalyn | 09/26/2009 at 05:00 PM

Those look great and yummy. Super idea.

Posted by: Vone | 09/26/2009 at 05:00 PM


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