Marguerite was a third-grader at Mason Heights Elementary. Vincent was in preschool at Mason Early Childhood Center, a center within sight of the family’s home.
Marguerite was described as of those kids who was constantly smiling. The little girl was fluent in both English and French, and, for the past two years, had been learning Spanish.
Marguerite was involved in local American Girl fashion shows and had been expected to audition for this year’s pageant at 10 a.m. Saturday, according to pageant organizers. Over Christmas break, she brought her medal and modeling portfolio to school with her. There was talk in the family of possibly moving to Los Angeles next summer so that Marguerite could pursue an acting and modeling career.
Vincent would talk constantly about how he would get to play football when he turned 7, said Sarah Nalepa, the family’s baby sitter.
“He was a great kid, he always had lots of energy,” she said. “He never wanted to go to bed.”
snip...“The twins were great,” Nalepa said. “When they were kind of starting to talk, it was half French and half English, so it was impossible to understand them, even more than regular baby talk.
“They were very cute.”