Our Cover, Your Kid

Meet Austin

Written by Julie Schillings | Photography by Tobie Andrews Photography

Austin, a 3-year-old from Rose Hill and son of Skye and Dave Racchini, is the winner of SPLURGE!'s Our Cover, Your Kid contest.

Austin has sparkling blue eyes and bounds of blond curls. As he strikes a pose, Austin's serious look is every bit as adorable as his silly, smiling antics.

Adored by his big sister Aurora and baby brother Anders, Austin is the family clown. Skye laughed, "He has a great sense of humor and is always making us laugh."

He has a generous spirit too. Austin assembled a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, packing it with a Ninja Turtle hat, suckers and a puppy (not a real puppy, silly). The gift will be sent through Samaritan's Purse to a boy Austin's age who may not otherwise receive a Christmas gift. Aurora also packed a shoebox of goodies for a girl.

Some of Austin's favorite things include: books (especially dinosaur books -T-Rex is his favorite), playing outside and riding bikes with Aurora and playing basketball with his dad. "Austin loves playing any sport that has a ball," Skye said that his favorite is basketball, but he also loves soccer and baseball. When asked what he wants for Christmas, Austin grinned as he answered "Suckers...lots and lots of suckers!"

Congratulations Austin!

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