The Gallegos Family

I had so much fun getting to sneak into the life of this precious family on Ben's 11th day in the world! You can already tell that his sister, Dani, is going to love the daylights out of him. "Hode hand peas" (hold hand please :) was her request for how she wanted their photo taken together. I have never met such a polite and well-behaved one-and-a-half-year-old! Mom, Bryna, says teaching her kids good manners is extremely important to her... and whatever she's doing is obviously working.

I asked dad, Gary, if he wants Ben to play baseball when he grows up. His response was a heart-melting, "He can do whatever he wants. I just want him to be a good person." If these two little ones turn out anything like their parents, I'd say Gary and Bryna can consider that wish granted.

Even though I love being around and photographing families, I've never really wanted to have kids of my own someday. But, with the utmost sincerity, I can honestly say that seeing how sweetly these four interacted together made me think I should consider reconsidering whether I want to be a mom when I "grow up." ;)

"What can you do to promote world peace?

Go home and love your family."

- Mother Teresa