Marina Krim's blog, "Life With the Krim Kids," has revealed her beautiful picturesque life with her husband, Kevin Krim, and their three children before her young son and daughter were allegedly murdered by nanny, Yoselyn Ortega.
Marina Krim recently returned home to find her two year old son, Leo, and six year old daughter, Lulu, stabbed multiple times lying in a pool of blood in the bathtub. Their nanny was beside them with her wrists and throat cut, in what appears to have been a failed suicide attempt by 50 year old Ortega.
Marina had been out with her other child - three year old, Nessie - and returned home to find the horrendous scene at the family's apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City at about 5.30 p.m.
The murders have stunned the nation and many have been offering words of condolence and prayers for the family on social media sites on Friday morning.
Marina Krim's online blog, which was well maintained by the doting mother, consists mainly of photographs of her family and allows people to gain an insight into just how close and loving the family were.
The blog documents trips to pick apples, visits to pumpkin patches as well as other fun family events such as play-dates.
The various photos show a happy family, with the three children often seen playing around the home, as well as landmark days such as their first day at school, or at ballet recitals.
The mother writes in the blog, "One of the best parts of my day is after I drop both girls off at school and have 3 precious hours with little Lito all to myself. Ok, I'm near getting cheesy I adore this boy so much!!!"
She also added, "Lito, I must say, is a very clever little boy. He is super talkative and just has a million thoughts running through his brain and can express himself amazingly well for an almost-2 year old. I'm thinking he could be a Mini-Kevin."
Even just hours before she discovered the horrific murders she had been posting new blogs into her page, expressing her love and adoration of her youngest: "Leo speaks in the most adorable way possible."
She also spoke in the blog about her eldest daughter Lulu, who was also killed in the attack on Thursday, blogging: "Lulu is in love. His name is Joakim, he's 1/2 British, 1/2 Swedish. He lives in our apartment building and speaks with a British accent, is a total hipster and we love his parents. She gets totally giddy around him. Not sure Lulu knows this but Joakim has 2 other girlfriends as well..."
She also added, "Lulu has another boyfriend -- When I picked her up from school yesterday, she told me that Martin (pronounced 'Mar-teen', he's half-french, half-peruvian) is her boyfriend and her valentine. Apparently, she kissed him twice."
In another 2011 post she wrote: "When I ask Lulu what she wants to be when she grows up, she always says she wants to be a Mama. And she is going to be a really good one."
It is unknown what caused Yoselyn Ortega to attack the two children she was entrusted with looking after. She had been looking after them for about a year, according to reports, and prior to that Marina Krim had been a stay-at-home mom.
The family were thought to have been very close to Ortega and had even visited the nanny's family in the Dominican Republic. In one blog post Marina wrote: "It was wonderful. And we met Josie's amazing family! The Dominican Republic is a wonderful country!!"