We were getting lots of signs that Owen was ready to start solid foods. He'll turn 6 months next week, he's been ravenously hungry, and he's been grabbing at our cups and plates when we're trying eat. So we decided yesterday was the big day, and much of what we'd read about starting a baby on solids had us prepared for the worst. But Owen's response was more like, "What took you guys so long? And why aren't you using a bigger spoon?!"