Ella's new favorite meal is macaroni and cheese and peas. She does make it look extra-delicious, doesn't she? I'm glad that she's to the age where she can really self-feed most of the time. She can even use a spoon with a little bit of help! I know, I mentioned that already this week, but I'm so excited! I can put food on her tray and walk away. (I'm doing a happy dance. Maybe not physically, but my heart is totally getting down. You should see my heart's awesome moves.)
We kind of skipped over the spoon-fed phase. Not completely, of course, but I didn't feel much of a need to make sure she ate real baby food every meal... or every day. I've been giving her finger-food for a while, and she does very well with it. I've noticed that this is pretty normal for second kids. Or at least that's what I tell myself.
Yea for development! Yea for finger foods! Yea for messy little girls covered in fake cheese!