update: so i finally figured out why lucy was staring at the rice bowl the entire time during lunch last week at the restaurant. if you look at the picture below that i posted last week you see her little pouty face staring intently at the bowl of rice. i remember nate having to move the bowl out of her reach and she kept whimpering and staring at it. it finally dawned on me that lucy thought that was her food! because at home when i feed her oatmeal it's always out of the same little rice bowl. poor girl, she probably thought we were so mean to dangle food in front of her but not give it to her!