18 weeks...

this last picture here just cracks me up... looks like a little baby moustache!

we've got an 18 week old baby here! these might just be my favorite weekly photos to date. she just looks like a little dutch girl, and it melts my insides! 
penny had her 4 month check up last week, and all is looking good. she weighs a whopping 14 lbs 3 oz, and is 24" long. she's right at the 50th percentile mark for her age. she's definitely starting to show a preference for mama & papa's faces over any others. she had her first "oh hi stranger, you're gonna try to make me laugh, but i'm just gonna cry in your face" moment the other day. it was so sad, it was a slow motion change of mood. first her smile faded, then her little bottom lip came out, then it turned to full on crying. woops, sorry lady who thought she was being sweet to my baby... baby ain't havin' it!     
our little family of 3 (7 if you count the dogs and kitties. which yes, i do!) had the most lovely mother's day weekend. we planted our garden. it was so much fun planting things that we know in a few weeks penny can gobble up. we planted carrots, peas, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and cucumber. i hope our garden this year is much more successful then last years. last summer the birds and squirrels got the best of our produce, but this year we've got a new plan of attack for them. ya hear that critters? keep your paws off our goods! evan and penny also spoiled me with some extra sleep time, homemade waffles, some beautiful succulents, and so much love and snuggles! this mama was a happy camper indeed! 
i hope all the other moms, grandmothers, godmothers, stepmothers, and mama's of four legged friends, out there had just as fabulous a weekend too. mother's day... yup, i'm into it!