With all the learning going on here, I couldn't help but include Beany in the bunch. He is learning to feed himself with a spoon and has become quite independent. He can also blow bubbles with a straw into his water which is just tons of fun!
(Notice the chairs stacked in the corner behind this picture of Beany? He's also learned to climb on the kitchen table. We tried moving the chairs but then he learned to push the chairs to the right spot for climbing. The only thing we can do - other than become very angry and frustrated - is stack the chairs in the corner when we're not eating.)