Liz Perryman Photography » Roseville, CA Family & Portrait Photographer

Without fail, every time I start the laundry with this little guy around, he holds up his arms, lifts onto his toes & says, “See!” in his high, sweet little voice. He loves watching the water running into the washing machine, the drum twisting from side to side to weigh out the clothes. When it was time to get down, he cried & sulked, not ready for the fun to end. But it didn’t take long for him to be distracted by the outdoors & move his play outside. Love this little guy!

Make sure to check out the incredible Sonja Stich | Barcelona to see what she’s captured for the month.

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  • Colleen P - I love this little series of photos!!! What a cute, everyday moment you captured. He will love seeing these when he is older :) (I also really love that the top of your washer is see-through — how cool!!)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Belisle Godfrey - I love everything you captured here Liz! So many great details and I love the various perspectives you shot in your 30 mins.ReplyCancel

  • Sharleen Hudson Stuart - Great shots Liz. I love the different perspectives. My two favorites are the one where he is opening the cupboard, and the the reflection of the two of you in the machine dial.ReplyCancel

It was a difficult day for mothering & toddlering – we were both wiped out & not getting our way. After digging in & saying, “No” to one of this guy’s whims, he lost it & threw a major tantrum for 30 minutes (then took a 20 minute trampoline break, only to start the tantrum again for another 10 minutes when it was time to go inside – thank goodness the other two kiddos stayed patient & happy the whole time). I tried to comfort him, distract him, zone out . . . until I finally scooped him up with his arms & legs flailing, grabbed him a bottle & cuddled with the precious little stinker in a quiet room.

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  • Colleen P - I could just feel the quiet and stillness from the room you were in, looking outside. Beautiful! Love that photo peeking out on the 3 kids on the trampoline :)ReplyCancel

  • Sharleen - Great shots Liz. I love the one of the baby bottle. I think most parents go through that phase with at least one child in their lives.ReplyCancel

  • Aniya - flippen AWESOME.. i needed to read this today.. had a HARD time with my girls and the difficulties of being a mom.. this. rocks. the. mikeReplyCancel

  • Aniya Legnaro - flippen AWESOME.. i needed to read this today.. had a HARD time with my girls and the difficulties of being a mom.. this. rocks. the. mikeReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Belisle Godfrey - These are great images and I can absolutely feel what you are going through. Mothering is very challenging indeed! Hang in there – you are doing a great job! Happy to be a part of this group with you!ReplyCancel

“Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

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This month, I was able to pause long enough to capture some images of our tiny birthday celebration for Ezra who turned two. It wasn’t extravagant by any means, but it was intimate & enough in a normally chaotic life.

Make sure to continue the blog circle with Julia Forsman at A Rock & a Soft Place. Her work is always so breathtaking.

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  • Karen Hunt - These are great! Happy Birthday to your little one. That first image is perfect! <3ReplyCancel

  • Colleen P - These are so adorable! I love your different perspectives, especially from up above ;) Happy Birthday to your little one!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Markel - Love the point of view for all of these, Liz. Fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Aniya - aww happy birthday! Such preciousness (is that a word?) happening here!ReplyCancel

  • Hayley Hay - Liz Perryman, these are just so awesome and I love the angles you have chosen, wer eyou standing on a chair in lots of them? My favourite is the looking through one! Beautiful! :)ReplyCancel

8.366 – L o o k i n g  D o w n – Ezra loves to play at my desk, & it never hurts having a good snack on hand, especially for a growing 2 year old! – Happy Birthday little love!

9.366 – P r e s s  F o r w a r d – We went on a hike today with the young women from church, & it was breathtakingly beautiful & rejuvenating. “Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, & a love of God & of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, & endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.” 2 Nephi 31:20

10.366 – Taking it “E a s y”. Sick kids make for a slower day – sort of. I don’t know how they still have as much energy as they do!

11.366 – D o u b l e – My two little boys – they are so much alike & their love for each other is huge.

12.366 – L i b r a r y – We spent some time at the little local library where the kids talked to the librarian, played computer games, colored & flipped through books while lounging on the beanbag. It was nice to finally make it out in public again after being sick this last week.

13.366 – N e w – Newborns are just so absolutely perfect. Coming into this world & needing to learn so much – how to breathe, move, use their voice, manage flailing limbs & gravity without the constant cushion provided by their mother’s body. There’s nothing more incredible to me than new life. (client work)

14.366 – Q u i e t – When the kids are awake, they are loud & full of energy. This girl in particular has ZERO volume control. But when they finally fall asleep, they are the most beautiful, peaceful little things.

I’ve committed to a year of taking a picture every day, & of course with it being Leap Year, it’s changed from the typical 365 to Project 366. I am fairly sure I would burn out quickly without the use of prompts, so I’m taking ideas from Clickin Moms #cmglimpse, the Bethadilly Challenge, & my own list of ideas. Wish me luck!

1 / 3 6 6 : M o r n i n g   L i g h t

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2 / 3 6 6 : E x p l o r e
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3 / 3 6 6 : S i m p l e

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4 / 3 6 6 : R o u t i n e – always trying to escape outside

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5 / 3 6 6 : F r a m e – This girl spends so much of her free time with art – drawing, coloring, painting anything her creative mind can think up. I love watching her pursue something that makes her so happy.

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6 / 3 6 6 : O n e – one eye, one half, one daughter, one of a kind spitfire

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7 / 3 6 6 : M e – The obligatory self-portrait to start out the year. I would love to start getting in the frame more to show my children that I was here too.

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