Monday, April 09, 2007

It's Tradition

I have good news...I made it through the weekend without incident or injury. Yippee!!

It was a good time seeing my mom and stepdad for a bit before we all headed over to my aunt's house where the extended clan gathers for Easter. We have several traditions. One of course is the egg hunt at my Mom's. Mr. Lime and the Limelets all protested that it not be held outdoors since snow was falling. (It wasn't accumulating though! What wimps...) A couple of years ago my mother tweaked the tradition though and made the kids start hiding the eggs and the adsults looking for them. She figured it was a way to keep the tradition alive even though the kids were getting into that blase, hard to impress and motivate stage of life.

At my aunt's we have various traditional foods with some variation of additions to the necessities. For years my grandmother made baked pineapple. When she died that responsibility fell to me. Also, it wouldn't be a holiday if my aunt didn't make her graham cracker pie and there wasn't a scramble for the last sliver.

On Easter one tradition stands above the rest. It was started by my great grandmother and has been handed down to each generation in turn. I have been faithful to pass it on to my children as I hope they will pass it to their own when the time comes. Each Easter morning as the children come out to find their baskets of goodies they look in eager anticipation and find....











...the heads of the marshmallow peeps and ears of the marshmallow bunnies bitten off. It's tradition! (Grammy was a real joker!)

24 comments:

Top cat said...

It sounds like you had a fun day and had lots of goodies to eat.
I like the idea of the kids hiding the eggs, I bet they find some good hiding places.
LOL @ biting the heads off, your grammy was funny.I like that!
tc

G-Man said...

I've been known to bite off a few heads in my day too.. Hahahaha
Sounds like a great family day...Thanks for sharing it with us...G xo

Margie Blystone said...

Hey that Graham Cracker Pie sounds like a recipe that should be passed along... Here's hoping it's not a family secret! Mmmmmm!

And my daughter was horrified by the peep and bunny carnage.

steve said...

That is soooooo cool!!

Glad you have a wonderful injury free weekend!!

Logophile said...

The Easter my older sis was 18, I was 16 and my lil bro was 11 my mom tried to decide we were too old for egg hunts. We were shocked and horrified. We accused her of being a pagan (after all, clearly only a pagan would NOT esteem the egg) and told her this made it clear that she no longer loved Jesus.
:p
She ended up going out to get stuff for an egg hunt on Saturday night.

bsoholic said...

Haha! That's an interesting tradition. Sounds like you had a great time. :)

airplanejayne said...

We always bit the ears off the chocolate bunnies first.

Mom said it was so they couldn't hear you coming....

Moosekahl said...

That is hilarious! Can't help but smile at Peeps without ears and heads :) Glad you had such a nice family filled weekend and survived injury free!

goodthomas said...

Tradition is tradition, no matters whose head is bitten off.

Glad you had a happy one, Ms Lime.

jillie said...

WHAT?? I couldn't hear you...someone ate my ears!!!

What a great family you have. And I saw the picture before I read the last of it and I was wondering what the hell happened to their heads and ears?

I SAID....

Have a great day ;o)

p.s. your lemons are ripening only a little slow...we've had some REALLY crappy weather...

Rurality said...

Mmm, baked pineapple? I've never had that but it sounds wonderful!

snavy said...

I cannot eat Peeps until they are stale (inherited that from my mom).

jillie said...

YUM...stale peeps. Glad I am not the only one that eats them that way...lol

RennyBA said...

Congrats - glad you made it through!

Thanks for sharing your Easter traditions and the eggs! Mine from our Easter Bunny hunt in the forest in Norway is up too:-)

Hypersonic said...

Easter sucked this year. You knw why. ANd I had to eat salt cod which I hate! Not eggies for me boo hoo.

M said...

biting the heads off Easter candy? hmmmm..... was grammy named Hannibal, last initial L??? (-;

~Tim said...

That's hilarious! Where are the tie-dyed eggs?

lecram sinun said...

The bitten off ears floored me! LOL! Though the kids hiding the eggs for the adults to find... that's pretty good!

Dorky Dad said...

SNOW! On Easter! AAAARGH!

Here it was just cold as heck. It was awful. Down right awful. Stupid goofy weather.

cathy said...

It sounds like you had a great time I love family reunions.

logophile, easter eggs are a pagan tradition.

SaM-GiRL said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time! Nice blog you got here!

Rob said...

Limey, I see years of therapy in your kids' future after being exposed to the peep/bunny mutilations for all this time! I hate to think what your grammy did to Santa as he was sliding down the chimney each Christmas eve! ;-)

Balou said...

Headless peeps! Bwahaha! The adults hid Easter Eggs, outside with 6 inches of snow laying around. The kids are also in that weird inbetween age so we bribe them by putting a $20 bill in one of the eggs. Keeps them hoppin'.

barefoot_mistress said...

Peeps arent supposed to be eaten at all, didnt you know that they are actually used for making garments? It's true, check my blog...