17 June 2009

Scenes from a weekend

Last Sunday, we had a picnic for the Jamaican ladies who took care of our mother. My brother made curried goat, my brother-in-law made jerk chicken, and we rounded it out with yellow rice, coleslaw, and tabouli. Yeah, tabouli isn't exactly Jamaican, but I had lots of parsley going begging.

There were screaming balloons, board games, water-drenched children and badminton. My sister-in-law gets some kind of prize for playing badminton with her 10 week old baby strapped onto her chest.

And there was homemade ice cream, tutti-frutti, because that's what we always make. Everyone cranked, especially the children. Child labor is a good thing when ice cream is involved.

This coming weekend, my sister will again walk in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. It's her way of honoring our mother, and her father-in-law, both of whom recently died of cancer.

If you have a reason to do so - and who doesn't - won't you support Relay For Life? Clicking on the luminaria to the right will take you to my sister's page. I'll thank you, and she will, and maybe your donation will help kick cancer's ass.

10 comments:

slouchy said...

looks like a wonderful time. truly.

Janet said...

I have a reason...unfortunately I won't be walking anywhere this weekend :-(

What a great thing for you to do!!!

Pinky said...

Thank you!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Too many reasons. I have a friend here who is the organizer for ours--I love the luminarias.

Nadine said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all..and what a thoughtful idea it was!

I'm well aware of screaming balloons...a few years back a very nice person introduced them to my house! Wonder who that was!

alejna said...

I love it that you make ice cream as a family activity.

Here's to kicking cancer's ass.

Woman in a Window said...

uuummmm, curried goat.

Your sister rocks!

And yes, C-ass-kicking!

mayberry said...

I love your family. Curried GOAT!

withoutarulebook said...

That's so wonderful that you all became so close to the women who were helping you care for your mom... It's not that difficult, and yet it seems that it happens so infrequently.

Kyla said...

Looks, and sounds, like a lovely day.