So we got the first drive out of the way, making it to my sister's house in Ijamsville, MD. It's so nice when you have people that let you crash and you're not long haul trucking!
Sunday was Easter morning.
We came down in the morning one boy saying, "What is that smell?"
"Ham, eggs, hash browns, sugar doughnuts, fruit, bacon, sausage!
You can always tell when another mother has boys - they know how to lay out of the food.
Plus, I told my kids were on a edge of starvation diet through this trip because
A, I don't want to keep stopping and,
B. Food is expensive.
So they understood to fill up at brunch because they could be gnawing each other's fingers by the time we get to Vermont.
My sweet sis also put together an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids!
My child, "Easter Egg Hunts are dumb."
The cousin, "These eggs have candy and MONEY in them."
My other child, "I love Easter Egg hunts!
The "one, two, three, GO!" Looked pretty much like a WWE Smackdown. I was regretting not putting Max's brace on as his brother shoved him into the side of our truck.
We hid 65 eggs, and the boys came up with 61 eggs, all of us trying to use our Math skills early on a Sunday and it just not working out. One of the cousins thought he was smart enough to hit the front yard while everyone went to the back yard. Here's how his plan worked.
Cousin- 16 eggs, one big pile of candy.
My Child - 6 eggs, candy and $14
My Child - 7 eggs, candy and $10
My Child - 9 eggs, candy and $12
Cousin - 10 eggs, candy and $8
Cousin - 13 eggs, candy and $6
How'd that would out for ya! Anyway, big props to my sister for making our first night excellent and helping us celebrate Easter! I'm figuring those extra eggs left in the yard with money in them are her "for a rainy day" savings account.
Oh, and she refilled the snack bag that exploded again about 15 minutes into the trip.