I love a good mystery (and a great story), so I grabbed my camera, and gathered my suspects. Now, I could have included Ben in my list, but I truth be told, Ben just isn't clever enough to eat all the chips and seriously blame the kids... that was something I would do, not him. Ben is just too honest -- and that's a good thing!
Suspect #1: Sammy the Sly
The most likely suspect. He could move the chair, Nephi could not. Sam usually is the mastermind of all naughtiness in the Nutshell and was also proudly displaying evidence on the corner of his mouth.
Suspect #2: Nephi the Nefarious
Nephi was equally guilty by association. A co-conspirator. Although, he wasn't the culprit, evidence smeared all over his face and hands. So, needless to say, it was concluded that Nephi was gladly reaping the benefits.
Ben and I searched EVERYWHERE for the missing chips. There was no trail, no empty bag, nothing. Sammy was just too clever! I couldn't stand it! Never before had my 3 year old outsmarted me, and I couldn't let this be a first. It was driving me nuts knowing that somewhere in the house was a hidden stash of chocolate chips. We looked for about 2 hours and came up with nothing. I had given up and decided to just move on with my day. I knew that Sam would lead me to them anyway, later on. Feeling defeat, I went in the kitchen to do the dishes. When I got to the sink and looked down, guess what I found! You got it! The missing chips! Sammy had cleverly hidden them among the dirty dishes. I had to give it to him, it was the last place I would ever think to look... and I didn't even do that! It was by mistake that I even found them. Outsmarted again, Sammy.... better luck next time.