The original reason (and very good’n’adorable one at that!) for scheduling the Mulligan family portrait session was this six-month-old cutie below, meet Grace!

Here it is in black-and-white to match others in their home:

 They all thought they were on break for this family shot.

 And the proud big sis’:

And energetic big bro’:

 Who also knew how to settle down for his own adorable self-posed portrait: