Arden has recently decided that baby food is, well, for babies. If you have the audacity to attempt to feed her from a spoon, she will wave her arms so wildly that you will end up with banana strawberry baby food all over the kitchen (for example). Unless you are offering ice cream (she will never turn down sweets--that's my girl), you might as well put the spoon down.
While I welcome this new stage in Arden's development, I would be lying if I didn't admit that I'm sad to see the baby food phase come to an end. It's so much....cleaner.
The following picture is Arden after breakfast yesterday. That substance all over her face is strawberry cereal bar. What you can't see in the picture is the cereal bar smashed between her chubby fingers, the cereal bar all over her high chair and the cereal bar smeared over her clothes. What was I thinking? A cereal bar? It probably would have been cleaner to just give her a jar of grape jelly and let her go to town.