Mataya is a pretty independent kid already. Much different than Joash not only when he was 1, but even now at 3 1/2. Joash still want help for all sorts of things, while Mataya would much rather try them on her own.
One thing she really likes doing by herself is feeding herself. She enjoys using a spoon and even wants to try a fork every once and while. While this is nice, mealtime is by no means a clean event. So many times this summer so far, especially during supper we have just let Mataya eat in only her diaper and then put her right in the bathtub after supper.
This is what she looked like after supper a few nights ago. I think she enjoyed rubbing applesauce all over her belly a bit too much.