I'm pretty sure the phrase "shit-eating grin" was invented for our daughter. We've come to use the phrase almost daily. I mean, we're gonna have to stop pretty soon once she enters the repeating phase that is right around the corner, but we'll deal with that later.
She loves nothing more than doing things herself so lately we try to let her do as much as possible - she gets the milk out of the fridge when we need to fill up her cup, she "helps" put lotion on after her baths, she throws her diapers away after she gets changed, etc.
One of the first things we started letting her do was to feed the cats. She LOVES to feed the cats. In fact, if anyone accidentally leaves the gate to the kitchen open, she'll be at the cat bowl in under six seconds.
Tonight we were making dinner and didn't really bother yanking her away as we usually would because it was doing a nice job of keeping her occupied. And usually she needs quite a bit of help to get the food into the scoop and then turn her hand to get the scooped food into the bowl, but apparently she had a little breakthrough in her feeding technique because as you can see from the pictures she was QUITE proud of herself.
After I took this series of photos she immediately tried to squat down, but didn't realize the water dish was directly under her bottom and ended up sitting in a bowl of water.