Sunday, June 28, 2009


It's been a long week...but full of fun stuff. I just haven't taken the time to update the blog. The girls had their 15 month well baby visit (yes - they're actually 16 months old...but we were a little late). In any case - there was absolutely NO PROBLEM with postponing the girls vaccines. The doctor said 'no problem - just let me know when you're ready'. Really? Because I thought for sure this was going to be a huge battle. But no - it was fine and for this I was very thankful! I'll post their wts/hts in another blog post. The important thing is that the girls are all doing well. Here are some pics of the girls and daddy (they are very attached to daddy lately...makes it convenient when they wake up in the middle of the night!). Hehe....

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009


Mommy & Daddy email each other during the day and of course they talk about us. We're too adorable not to talk about. Today mommy was talking about our schedule. And this was what our Daddy had to say:
It is a good schedule. Our kids are really good. They are the best ever. I look forward to buying them everything they ask for.
So there you have's right there in black and white. We have daddy wrapped around our little fingers like you wouldn't believe. Hehehe....we love our daddy.
The soon-to-be-spoiled-rotten-getting-everything-we-ask-for Lucco Girls

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's a FISH?!?!

That's right! Our Uncle Joey is the best fisherman ever! Look what he caught this weekend while at the Salmon River! It's a trout and it weighed 7.5lbs, was 23 inches long and 13 inches around. We can't wait to get our fishing license and then he can take us fishing. We're gonna get pink fishing poles. And we're not touching the bait. And we're not gonna touch the fish either. Actually...maybe we'll just cast and reel the whole time. We can't wait! Way to go Uncle Joey!
Your beautiful nieces - Hannah, Hailey & Emily

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekend stuff (from mom)

The rain is finally letting up. I've taken the girls out for a walk in their wagon every chance I had this past week when I came home from work. Pete was sick and out of work for a few days and I'm still praying that the girls don't get whatever it was he had. It's enough to make me shiver thinking of all 3 of them being sick again. I took a 1/2 day Friday and my cousin Kate and her daughter Kaleigh came down to visit. They brought 7 overflowing bins of clothes...thank you very much. With Pete feeling better and rain holding off we decided to take the girls to Stride Rite yesterday to get them some 'walking' shoes. Long story short - it was a mess. Hannah cried all the way there, Hailey cried all the way back (and threw up in her new shoes). The people (I refuse to call them employees) at the store were way less than helpful and we ended up buying shoes that are too big for the girls. I WILL be returning them (no extra charge for the throw up of course) and writing a 'nice letter' to the manager and corporate. I don't do that very often but the whole situation at the store was just unbelievable. We savaged the day with a nice bath and then down to bed at 6:00 for the night. The girls slept through the night without waking up once (1st time in 5 nights). When they wake up we don't usually go get them but the past few nights they have been teething and really uncomfortable. Rather than catching up on my much needed beauty rest - I read (and am almost finished) with book 4 of the Twilight series. I need to finish this series so I can get back to my normally 'scheduled program'. Today the girls woke up in great moods, Pete slept in a bit (he's still not 100%) and I decided on a whim to see if my lil brother and his girlfriend wanted to tag along with us to the diner for breakfast. Of course they did...and the girls were great as usual. I have no qualms about taking them out to eat. They are fantastic and quiet. I know that this 'perfect little angles act' will probably one day I'm soaking it all up while I can. And now as the girls are taking their usual 2 - 3 hour nap...I'm happily blogging and anxiously postponing folding all the laundry that somehow I managed to wash/dry but not yet fold/put away. Off I go....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fun in the Pool

Haha...and you thought you were going to see us in our cute little bathing suits splashing around in the water. Silly you!
Hannah, Hailey & Emily
OMG! We almost forgot - we're ALL walking now! We'll let mommy get a video of it so she can put it up on youtube.

Monday, June 8, 2009 from mom

So this is life. I am a mom. I AM MOM. And that said...
We (as a family) may be discharged from our pediatricians office. Pete and I have decided that the girls WON'T be getting the MMR vaccine on their next visit. After a lot of thought, research and deliberation on our part we have decided to postpone this vaccine until the girls are at least 2 years old. I feel like this is a reasonable request on our part. However; upon calling the doctor's office to 'inquire' as to how they would feel about it and what their protocol might be if a parent decided to to delay a particular vaccine schedule, I was blasted by the nurse. I don't mean that she just talked to me like I am dumb. I mean she said things that were beyond unprofessional. I kept my composure and actually her attitude gave me the confidence I needed to stand my ground. I stayed calm and simply said 'ok - you're entitled to your opinion on the matter. I'd like to hear from the doctor to see what she might have to say about this as well.'. With that the nurse replied 'well - I can't tell you what to do. All I can tell you is what's best for your kids.' I'm sorry...did someone see this woman in the delivery room? I must have missed her face...with all the excitement and what not. Huh. So the very next day the doctor called...I let the voice mail pick up. Not for fear of talking with her - but because I was curious to see what I'd be facing. Yeah - looks like we'll be facing 'dismissal from the practice'. Dilemma? I think not. I did NOT call the doctor back as she requested. I NEED for the girls to be seen this month because they haven't been seen in almost 3 months and if I'm going to have to search for a new doctor...they'll need this next visit to tide us over. I can't/won't get into all the reasons that we've decided to postpone the MMR. It's not really important. What is important is that we made the decision together and not without a ton of research and questions and reading and emailing and so on. Plus...we're not saying that they won't ever get the vaccine...we're simply saying it won't be right now. The politics behind this...out of control. The insurance company, pharmaceutical company and doctors office - all have something to gain. Of course they do! But not at our expense. Sorry fellas! You've met your match here and I hate to be the one to break it to ya but I'm not caving. I AM MOM!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

What a day!

We started out the day by going to Hartford to walk in the Race for the Cure. Mommy pulled us in our wagon on the 4K with a lot of people from work. One of the doctors she worked with just passed away recently from cancer so we walked in her memory. After the walk (and many many many pictures) we took a nap in the car on the way home. When we got home Uncle Joey and Kristin were here with fresh strawberries and apples that they just picked from the orchard. We love apples! There were some guys working on our porches so mommy & daddy walked us all the way to Friendly's and we got FREE ICE CREAM! YUMMY! Mommy was tired by this point though and she lost her patience when a guy came up and attempted to take a picture of us on his cell phone. We can't repeat what she said...let's just leave it at - it wasn't very nice. And then she was so frustrated that she dropped our ice cream on the ground! But someone inside saw what happened and thankfully he brought us another free ice cream. Good thing...cuz we were about to be mad at mommy! Then we came home, took a bath, ate dinner, brushed our teeth, read some books & went to sleeeeeeeeeeep. Oh yeah...mommy said we have to thank Marsha for all the help during the walk today. Daddy hurt his knee yesterday and couldn't walk so Marsha helped out by being our body guard. That was very nice of her!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just some pics

We're busy...learning how to walk!!! We just keep practicing and it seems to be getting easier. Enjoy the pics.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Uncle Pete

Congratulations Uncle Pete! You did it! You graduated from the academy and now you're an offical Corrections Officer. Mommy's not thrilled that you're working in a prison all day but we know you can hold your own. We're very proud of you!!!
Your beautiful nieces