Archive for November, 2009

Race Day

Amelia ran in her first road race today, the Hoover Run For Hope which takes place in our neighborhood. We waited until the last minute to register to make sure she was really going to be up for it, but of course that was unnecessary, you can’t dampen Amelia’s competitive spirit. She was one of the youngest racers and did great just to finish the mile. She tore through the downhills, and, let’s just say, she paced herself on the uphills! She was spent by the end, but grins from ear to ear now whenever she tells somebody about her medal and how she raced a whole mile! Of course, Mom and Dad are a little proud of her too.

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A Day In the Life

What’s a typical day like around these parts:

Well it generally starts off by Siena taking a picture. Yes, the toy cameras these days actually take real digital pictures. We need to make sure to delete the shower and bathroom shots daily.

Later on, we might play a little hide and seek in the kitchen cabinets.

And then, perhaps dump some baby powder on our face.

Then, after a quick nap, Siena will read herself some stories. This girl can literally sit for over and hour just looking through books and reading herself stories.

It’s all too much for Amelia though. She conks out behind the chairs in the loft every night so she can make sure she doesn’t miss any more excitement.

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Halloween 2009

People occasionally confuse the girls for twins, I’ve never seen it, but this Halloween we thought we’d encourage those folks a bit. Dora is the new hot ticket in the Rustici household. We thought it would be cute to dress the girls as Dora and Boots, but it turns out that Boots costumes aren’t easy to come by. So instead we got Dora, and Dora.

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Fall 2009

Just some pictures from this Fall.

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Our Birthday Date

On Amelia’s first birthday, I started a tradition that I hope to continue forever. Each year, I take the girls out for a date with Daddy for their birthday. Just the two of us for some good one on one time. It’s already come to be something that I treasure. This year Amelia was old enough for it to really be a bonding experience. For dinner, she wanted to go someplace fun, someplace in downtown Nashville and someplace where she could get steak. The Hard Rock Cafe fit the bill, but when we arrived it was closed for renovations. 30 minutes of fighting rush hour traffic later, we wound up at the Cheesecake factory…which had a 40 minute wait. So we mozied over to Carrabba’s next door and bellied up to the pasta bar for a cozy dinner for two. We had a blast together just chatting and goofing around over pizza, pasta, and of course dessert. Afterward we went over to the movie theater to watch Toy Story in 3D. Amelia refused to put on her 3D glasses, but she made it through both Toy Story 1 and Toy Story 2 with a smile on her face the whole time. I’m already looking forward to next year.

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Amelia Turns 4

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