We started Baby H on solid foods a couple weeks ago and so far she's had rice cereal, bananas and mangoes. She loves grabbing the spoon and feeding herself. Most of it ends up on her bib, the floor or somehow her hair LOL but that's all part of the fun. We strip her down to her diaper and let her go to town. I love the mesh food containers (picture below) that allow her to suck and chew while holding it. Brilliant product!
Yesterday it was really warm so I put in a chunk of semi-thawed mango. I keep bags of them in the freezer for smoothies and the chunks are just the right size.
We've been very mellow about introducing solids. We're not on a schedule and feed her when we have the time to let her play and make a mess. So far it's been a great experience for the whole family.