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Mother’s blog chronicled daily life of slain kids

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  • Mother found two children dead in bathtub; nanny had what police believe were self-inflicted wounds
  • Mother had blog about kids, posted thousands of photos
  • Final post was just hours before children's deaths

“Leo speaks in the most adorable way possible,” Marina Krim wrote in a blog entry posted on Thursday afternoon.

She went on to describe how 2-year-old Leo Krim spoke “super clearly” and always said “no thank you” when he refused something. Hours later, on Thursday night, Marina Krim returned home and found Leo and his 6-year-old sister Lucia dead in the bathtub of their Manhattan apartment, according to police.

The children’s nanny was unconscious and bleeding from what police believe were self-inflicted knife wounds, CNN reported. The nanny was arrested and taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition, according to police. The family’s other child, a 3-year-old, was out of the apartment with Marina Krim at the time of the deaths.

The LiveJournal page -- currently offline -- was titled “Life with the Little Krim Kids.” It chronicled the day-to-day activities of the three children of Marina and Kevin Krim from two months before Lucia was born in 2006 up until this Thursday.

The earliest entries vary between Marina Krim speaking to her then-unborn baby (“Stop kicking me lucia!”), writing cute posts from the girl’s perspective in her womb (“My mummy has gained 30 pounds so far”) and providing regular updates on her pregnancy and predicted due date.

After Lucia Krim was born on May 25, 2006, her mother began posting dozens of photos of her first days and weeks at home, in her crib and in the arms of family members.

Marina Krim’s frequent updates on her children’s behavior and activities continued as she gave birth to two more children and raised them with husband Kevin Krim. In more than a thousand blog posts and photos, she showed the kids playing at home, exploring New York City and enjoying family vacations, including a trip to visit their nanny’s family in the Dominican Republic earlier this year.

Recently, Krim wrote often about Leo’s behavior, talking about his love of acorn collecting and the family’s picnic and apple-picking trip on his second birthday.

“I adore this boy so much!!!” Krim wrote in a post on October 12.

That much is readily apparent. The parents’ love for Leo, Lucia and their sister shines through in every photo and every word posted by their mother over the last six years.

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