The great thing about cooking is that there are lots of interesting things to explore, and there are so many interesting foods that there is always some new to examine in detail:
Before long, the kitchen was starting to smell wonderful and we were realising that we were running out of dishes and baking trays!
Once everything was in the oven and Ian had taken over minding the carefully written timings list, Nathaniel and I went out to hide our eggs. At first I was concerned that they were all going to be far to easy to find, but we enjoyed finding elegant perching places:
As it was, hunting for eggs turned out to be harder than we expected and the kids needed quite a lot of help to get them started so that they didn't just walk round the garden aimlessly asking "Where the eggs gone?"
But they did get the hang of it, and soon most of the eggs were found:
Some required some careful looking!
At the end, they exchanged their eggs for a chocolate lolly, and I think it's fair to say that they were greatly enjoyed!
Of course, once the food started to come out of the oven, the smells were so amazing and enticing that all thought of taking photos of the wonderfully laden dining table went out of our heads. Needless to say, it was very delicious!
After some extensive playing outside and general running around, the kids started to flag, so we put them down for naps upstairs. Nathaniel declared forcefully that he wasn't tired and didn't need a nap, so we compromised with some quiet time in his cot with some books.
I think that my assertion that he was tired was right!