1) Ton, I think she did so well because I gave her a spoon to play with (and by that I mean put in her mouth) a couple of weeks ago so it wasn't a new, curious thing. Also, her father and I have demonstrated many times the proper way to use a spoon. :)
2) She did not sleep through the night so it did not work. Dang it.
3) She has not done so well eating the cereal since that first time. Perhaps the novelty wore off.