Having a baby is such a game changer. All of a sudden you're responsible for this little person who you love so much and even though you've lived most of your life without them, all of a sudden you can't remember what it was like before they were here. My favorite thing I heard while in this home was the older sister saying, "Mommy, I really love your baby," to which the mom replied, "Thank you but he's our baby." I don't think the sisters can remember life before their brother either.
I've known this sweet family for a long time. I've watched them grow from a family of three to five. They moved away from my neighborhood so I rarely see them anymore, except for when I get to drive out into the country and take their pictures. I love catching up and seeing how much the kids have grown. They were some of my first test subjects when I started on this photography journey and I'm so grateful they believed in me and helped me grow.