Tuesday, May 12, 2009


We had a couple of firsts in the Barkel household yesterday. I had been wanting to try out a new recipe of shish-kabobs (sp?!) with meatballs, pineapple, red and green peppers with a sticky BBQ sauce. Jordan's been working later than usual lately so I decided to do the grilling so we could eat right away when he got home. That's one of the firsts: I grilled. I don't know how it is with other women/wives/moms my age but I have never grilled before (unless if the George Foreman grill is considered grilling which I don't think it is!) The kabobs turned out good and I didn't burn anything so I was pleased with my small success!


The other first is that Ruby ate her first cracker! She loved it... gobbled it right up which wasn't a surprise! She went in for her 6 month checkup yesterday (that's right, my baby's 6 months now) and weighs 18 lbs 6 oz and is 26.5 inches. She eats baby food regularly and can sit up by herself with just the occasional topple-over (or push from Natalie). She's growing so fast. It's true what they say about the second child growing even faster than the first. And a quick update on Natalie - terrible twos: here we come. Yesterday, while Natalie was supposed to be napping, she instead was smearing poop all over her crib. It took me an hour to clean it and her up! She's never done that before (or at least not to that extent). So I guess we had 3 firsts....


  1. shish kabobs look good! As for the quarter life crisis...only sometimes, it's kind of a running joke between my friends and I, like what are we doing with our lives?!? Thanks for the encouragement :)

  2. those look so good! you should make that for us sometime :) jk.

    see you in a couple weeks!!