We are fortunate to have a lot of family & had an early thanksgiving on Saturday. Zach was way more interested in running around & exploring than actually eating dinner, which means I also got my exercise in between mouthfuls of turkey and stuffing. The big success of the weekend came in fork form. Grandma got Zach to actually try to use a fork instead of just playing with it & throwing it around. I chalk this up to her teacher patience & the fact we were only there the weekend so Zach didn't have time to break said patience. In days full of trying to use the potty as a cup & saying 'no touch' about 1,000,000 times, I had no patience left to attempt silverware. But by Sunday morning if you got food in his fork & put it in his hand he would actually put it in his mouth & even attempt to spear his own food. One small step for a toddler, one giant leap for this family actually eating out in public again.