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Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Ramblings and Photos

July 29, 2012
Categories: Felicity, Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
First and foremost…guess who is one month old today? Felicity! Hard to believe that just a month ago, our little bundle of joy made her appearance. And in just a couple of days, she’ll reach her estimated due date (and my mom’s/her grandmother’s birthday). To commemorate her one month birthday, I met up with Melissa Berg a few days ago for some classic newborn photos. In case you missed them on Facebook, click HERE. Adorable…right? Now it’s my turn to take a one month photo for the scrapbook (ha ha, I’m not even a scrapbooker, but it seems like the right thing to do). Let’s hope that Felicity will behave for me…just for five minutes. I don’t ask for much, but like Melissa told me on Thursday – I’ve got “mom scent” working against me.
On another note, I must apologize to all my scavenger hunters – I did not make my usual blog visits this week. Time just kept getting away from me. For those of you with children, I’m sure you understand. Felicity has gone through a couple of little growth spurts the past couple of weeks. Considering that I am exclusively breast feeding now, that means I run a 24/7 milk bar. I haven’t quite managed to nurse and blog at the same time, but each day I learn new tricks that will bring me back to a sense of normalcy. Heck, today (Saturday as I’m writing this), I finally managed to work in a trip to the gym. That’s progress right? On top of that, we did manage to take a field trip (out of the house, other than the pediatrician) this week – okay, so it was Babies R’ Us and I had to walk around with my finger in Felicity’s mouth so she wouldn’t scream the whole time…but we made it out of the house. I’m not complaining at all, just apologizing for not being as present. 

One last thing…don’t forget to subscribe to Ramblings and Photos by Ashley Sisk via my RSS feed. I was hoping we’d migrate over to WordPress this week, but my husband’s paying customers took priority for going live over me. It will be happening soon though, so stay tuned! With that said, welcome back to the Scavenger Hunt. If you’ve participated in the Scavenger Hunt in the past, I hope this week’s items inspired you. If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by Chelsea of Hearts & Scars.
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
The rules are simple:
  1. Anyone can participate.
  2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. Creativity is also encouraged!
  3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots).
  4. Link up here on Sunday (or Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above.
  5. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (we have so many new participants each week, this is the only way I know to be inclusive).
  6. Have fun!
Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

1. Paint
Tiny Toes RS
Or rather, lack thereof. My feet are in desperate need of a pedicure. Not that anyone cares, but I rarely get pedicures since doing so frequently causes my legs to break out (something about the lotion and hot compress – even when I ask them not to do it). During the course of my pregnancy, I just painted my own nails. I think I even painted my nails a couple of weeks ago, but the paint is starting to chip away. Earlier this week I thought about painting my nails…then I looked down at Felicity’s tiny feet and considered painting her toes too. Obviously I didn’t paint her toes…and mine still need attention.

2. Green
Green Grass RS
I’m pretty sure this shot speaks for itself – I mean, it’s green grass. What you don’t see is me on the ground to get this shot. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to crawl around on the ground to get a photo.

3. Eyelashes
Eyelashes RS
I’ve always hoped that my children would get my husband’s eyes…and eyelashes. Well, it appears as if Felicity has gotten his eyelashes. Now, I’ll just hope that she keeps those blue eyes.

4. Shapes
Shapes RS
Yesterday, I pulled out Felicity’s activity mat and development board. For the past four weeks, I think she’s really just been catching up on what she missed in the womb by coming five weeks early. She’s finally starting to be awake for longer periods of time so I thought she might like something to look at…and stimulate the brain. She loves the black and white shapes.

5. Clouds Stormy clouds RS
A storm blew in on Friday afternoon. The clouds were pretty incredible. The amber glow following the storm was even more beautiful, but by that point in the evening…I had a baby (not a camera) in hand.

So, what were your interpretations of the items this week? Be sure to load your pictures on your blog (or your Flickr photostream) and link up at the bottom of this post. Feel free to grab a button to display on your blog along with your scavenger hunt items. The linky will be open until Tuesday night at midnight (EST). If you didn’t participate this week, but want to participate next week, here are your items (these can also be found at the bottom of my blog each week), sponsored by Chelsea of Hearts & Scars:
  1. Going Back in Time
  2. Something Just for Me
  3. Best Part of My Day
  4. Night & Day
  5. Look Up
Again, thank you to Chelsea for so many great scavenger hunt items (I pulled her list from July 2011). If you’d like to contribute items to the list, just send me an email with your suggestions (I can better keep track of them this way – and I appreciate all of you that have submitted lists already…my SHS file is quite happy). Each week, I will select one reader’s prompt list, add those items to what is currently on tap and give the selected reader a shout out on my blog during Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Happy Shooting!


    I love that activity mat! What a great idea. I bet that would stimulate her brain. Glad you can crawl around again :)

    What a beautiful set! Felicity is such a doll! Did you blog her birth story yet? Or did I miss it during our time in the hospital? I completely understand not having time to blog visit with a newborn. I don’t have one and still can’t seem to find time! :)

    Beautiful pictures! Congrats on getting that first month under your belt!

    One month! Wow! Your shot of her precious eyes and lashes is beautiful. And I love the atmosphere of that last shot. Thanks for always wanting to visit all of us…and no worries if you don’t make it around to all of us every week!!

    Your eyelashes shot is beautiful! I also love those cute little piggies.

    i missed you Ashley and Scavenger hunt! your little one is PERFECT! Soon you will get the hang of nursing and doing everything else with one hand! it takes practice (says a mom of 5) it’s good to be back on the wagon again

    I love the color of Felicity’s eyes!!!! Beautiful.

    Happy 1 Month Birthday, Felicity.You are so cute!!

    Loved your Shapes Photo and the Clouds. They were my favorites this week from your set.

    Beautiful photos!

    Time moves along so fast, it is hard to believe your sweet Felicity is already a month old, and what a cutie she is. Love all your images, especially the ones of your precious one.

    I have had one pedicure. That is the last and only one I will ever get. I got a bad infection in my toe around the cuticle. It was nasty!

    No, has it already been a month already? Wow! I love the shape photo, just want to scoop her right up and snuggle.

    What a sweet little bundle of joy. Felicity’s such a lucky little girl to have all these beautiful photos taken by mommy! :)

    She’s so beautiful Ashley and it’s such a joy isn’t it when she starts to take more notice of things around her. My boys always had those black and white shape boards in the house, pram and when in the car.

    I totally understand you not being able to do as much blog visiting.


    Great shots, Ashley…love those baby pics!

    Great minds think alike! :) Love these, Ash.

    Dear Ashley,

    You are simply amazing! If I recall correctly all I did was cry the first week after going home with my baby. I couldn’t seem to “get it together” at all. Here you are doing all your mommy things, including exclusively breastfeeding (you go, Girl) AND hosting the scavenger hunt. My hats off to you!


    Your eyelashes shot of Felicity made me audibly sigh at the cuteness.

    Sweet and lovely photos…I love the eyelashes image the best. I’m impressed that you’re still able to get photos done with an infant! I remember how incredibly busy I was in those first months…sometimes it was an accomplishment just to get a shower and get dressed! lol…thanks for sharing, Ashley – have a great week!

    What a great job you are doing as a new mom. Still able to keep up with your photography & blogging is wonderful!
    A beautiful set again this week Ashley – so, so sweet!

    Beautiful set. Felicity is so cute and irresistible to photograph. Glad to read your adjusting to life with baby.
    Have a good week. :)

    Happy 1 month to Felicity! She is super duper adorable and I’m glad to hear you’re doing well!

    LOVE your eyelas photo! Felicity is beautiful.

    Loved this little glimpse into Felicity’s first month. She is adorable! and those feet…love them!

    Happy One Month to Felicity – she gets even prettier every day. The fact that you were able to get that eyelash shot makes you mom-photographer-extraordinaire.

    Your precious photos of Felicity always bring a smile to my face! She is so beautiful from her toes to her nose and eyelashes!! Loved you entire set this month! Don’t feel pressured to comment on all of our blogs. I think most of us understand and want you to spend every moment you need with your little one!!

    A month goes speeding by-wow. Can’t wait to hear what you say next June, and then for kindergarten. It’s good you take photos to record the passing of time.
    Love those eyelashes-great image. Your little girl is photogenic just like her mom. Happy day Ashley.

    SO awesome! I so so so love your set of your sweet girl! :D LOVE the eyelash shot! and she is so beautiful!

    Hi Ashley,
    Great snapshots! The baby is really growing. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

    wonderful shots! Felicity is so precious! just look at those little feet!

    Oh we completely understand. No worries! Hope you all are doing well this Sunday – loving those sweet baby toes. I even got an “Awwww” out of the hubs as he passed through the office.

    Great set! Love the eyelashes. :)

    Those toes! I can’t wait to paint my little girls toes!

    Very beautiful paint, eyelashes – great post
    Have a nice week ;)

    Love your paint (or lack there of) shot! Felicity is such a precious little doll, I would find it hard to photograph anything else. Have a great week.

    Some gorgeous photos there, Ashley! That one of Felicity’s foot is precious!

    a month? already? gym? already? wow..i’d say you’re doing great Ashley! Felicity is adorable and now we get to sit back and watch her grow through your camera lens. Exciting stuff. Beautiful set!

    Happy one month! It’s really flying by! Love all the shots of that sweet baby girl. Have a wonderful week.

    Happy one month! It’s really flying by! Love all the shots of that sweet baby girl. Have a wonderful week.

    She is just so cute and sooo teeny tiny! You forget just how small they are at the begining! I can’t wait for this one to get here so I can remember what it was like! I feel you on the pedicure I need one bad and I just don’t have the energy or the flexablity to do it myself anymore!

    your busy in the best way possible. what a cutie!!

    She is so adorable, time is moving fast, my baby is 18! I love to have her that little again.
    Love your clouds photo, beautiful!

    Beautiful set, Ashley!!! And not being present about commenting is perfectly okay! Felicity is top priority and that is definitely the best for you and her.

    Love your GREEN photo! Your babe is sure beautiful!

    Can’t get enough of those baby shots . . . and good job getting down low for the green shot.

    I’ve seen those black and white activity boards around and I’ve debated on whether or not to add one to our registry. How does she seem to like it? Love the eyelashes photo!! So sweet!

    She is so precious! You seem to be handling motherhood in stride! Not that I’m surprised! Great job Ashley!!!

    the first picture is just too cute for words

    I love newborn feet! She is just darling.

    Great shots Ashley! She’s so sweet.

    She is so lovely. Great photos.

    There is something about your green photo that pulls me in. I absolutely love it! Well done!

    You’re a rock star! You are SO together! I can;t think of too many people who could think about doing anything other than sleeping after only a month!

    An interesting series,…love the first and second especially!