Here's what the Cruze kids looked like mid-hunt.
After all of the eggs had been found (besides the few that will be discovered in late spring by the lawn mower), the cousins all gathered on the driveway to size up their bounty. I love this part. It's just like checking out all your candy after trick-or-treating. G&G fill their eggs with candy and money. Mostly change, but each kid also got to find an egg with an X on it that contained a dollar bill. Ben hunted $8.85, Emma $11.85, and Josh $10.15 (Lydia, Grandpa and I worked on Josh's basket and he got to sort through the eggs this morning).Lydia did not concern herself with such trivial matters as money. She was too busy saying "wheee" as she slid down the slides and trying to figure out how to get on the swings.
Grammy had made a cake for Josh, which she thoughtfully sent home for him and Grandpa replaced it with one from Ingles so the cake-expecting cousins wouldn't be disappointed.By the time I got home with the healthy three kids and put them to bed, Josh had woken up (he'd been dozing most of the evening) and said "If I eat that whole cake I'm sure I'll feel better!" with his first smile of the last half of the day. How could we resist?He got one piece and opened his gifts sent home from the Langfords and Sextons before going back to bed. We maybe shouldn't have let him have cake on a dinner-less stomach because he threw it all up just after midnight. Tis better to have loved and lost, right? Happy egg hunting everybody!