Emily has been eating rice cereal for the past couple weeks now. She loves this new process. It's adorable watching her tip her head back and open her mouth in anticipation of the spoon she's like a baby bird waiting for worms.
She likes to get involved in the feeding process, whether that means grabbing my hand and helping to guide the spoon into her mouth (though her aim isn't very good), holding the spoon herself and sticking the wrong end in her mouth, or skipping the spoon altogether and going directly for the bowl.
You think that's messy? You should see what happens with sweet potatoes.