It's funny......they're not interested in holding their bottles when they eat and we give them sippy cups to play with hoping it will improve their hand to mouth coordination and they really don't show signs of being interested in that either (even when we put formula in the cup) -- We do have a couple of pictures of them "getting it" --but it's not consistent. However -- when they're around "adult" food and beverage, they're very interested. They manage to get something from a plate (usually bread or something in the carb family - ha!) and it goes straight to the mouth. Drinking from a cup is even more ironic --- they'll drink from a cup all day long -- holding it with both hands and directing it straight to their mouth and when we put the cup down, they continue to reach for it.
Olivia was reaching for her spoon the other night as I was feeding her --- the spoon and the container holding the food (let the wrestling match begin, right?!) so as we finished, I gave her the spoon to see what she would do. She's good!
(I don't know if you can tell, but in one of the pictures her eyes are a little red like she's been crying.......she had not been crying.....she just managed to put the spoon too far in her mouth and gagged herself -- she only did it once - she's a fast learner!)