We put the girls down.
And still more than a half hour later they were W I D E awake.
Just chatting away and giggling and when they would hear us coming towards their room we would hear a shuffle of feet and "*GASP* hurry! Someones coming!" and mysteriously they would be in their own beds with the covers on.
So finally after a while of saying "It's bed time girls, go to sleep" I summoned them to the table.
We had eggs, toast and some banana.
And then they laid down and were out in less than five minutes.