Sophie has a very demanding personality. If you've met her, you probably know. She doesn't like to be left out of things (like meals) for the most part. So we solved the problem by putting her in the bumbo seat and letting her join us. She was totally happy with this, then we started rice cereal.
After eating a few times from a spoon she's learned that what goes in your mouth is food. And she is always opening her mouth and reaching for things that we obviously aren't going to share with her.
Grandma and Grandpa Hansen came to town to visit this weekend. They thought her interest in food was hilarious, so Grandma (being the wonderful spoiler that she is) offered her what she had in her glass. It was just water, so big deal.
No one thought she would really drink it, but here is the video to prove that she did and that she liked it.
Here is another video to show her excitement when it comes to food.