on monday night, ellie had rice cereal for the second time. i mixed it with (thawed) breastmilk (yes, there are still a few precious ounces) and a little apple juice. she loved it. it was an absolute mess, as you can see. but i think that made it more fun. she would attack the spoon like she was gonna get a bottle and slurp it up. so cute. i know i can give her cereal in her bottle, but i want to teach her with a spoon so she's ready for real (baby) foods next month! woah.. next month.