Here's the photographic evidence that my son's been dabbling in solid foods. Although, I'm not sure why they're called "solids" exactly...
He didn't reject the spoon quite as forcefully as he did last time.
A friend in my moms' group suggested sticking a pacifier in Will's mouth directly after feeding him the cereal so that he'd instinctively swallow the cereal; it worked pretty well!
And even if he only managed to eat a little bit of food, we still had a great time.