When the kids were first born, Emma was not as good as Andrew with the bottle. A lot of the formula would seep out the corner of her mouth and get all over her clothes. On the other hand, Andrew was and is a very neat bottle feeder. He sucks really well. Hmm. That doesn't sound like a compliment, but it is.
But with the introduction of solid food, they've done a Parent Trap on us: they've swapped! Emma is neat and Andrew is messy. Emma has become quite proficient at keeping the rice cereal in her mouth when we feed her with a spoon (is this to be a surprise?). But Andrew pushes the food out with his tongue after it enters his mouth. I read that this is a natural reaction because this is the way babies feed with a bottle or the mama's ta-ta.
Overall, it hasn't been too bad a week of solid foods. Here are some pictures and even a video of the kids eating:
Notice how neat Emma is when she eats. She's even wiping up after herself (does this bode well for potty training?).