Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tales from the Vault - Guest Blogger: Rio

Tales from the Vault is a feature where I bring back some of my favourite posts from the archived blog. All text from the original posts has been left completely unedited; however, where I think context is required it's been added.

This post was originally published in April 2010, not long after the boys came home from the hospital. Probably about time for Rio to guest blog again?!


Author: Rio Elisabeth Trousdell
Age: Almost 4. 
Profession: Big Sister. 
Interests: Playing, crafts, music, gardening, eating, and of course, big sistering.

This is a word for word transcription of my conversation with Rio when I told her I wanted her to talk about her brothers for our friends and family. Honestly, you couldn't make this cuteness up if you tried....

T: Ok Rio, we're going to talk about the brothers and mommy's going to type this all out to tell everyone what you have to say. So what do you want to say about them?
R: The brothers love me.

T: And?
R: I love them.

T: And? What's it like to be a big sister?
R: Take care of the brothers.

T: What do you do?
R: We feed them, and ummm put them to bed, and lie them on their tummy.

T: Ok. What else do we do?
R: We umm, give them soothers when they're crying.

T: That's right.
R: (Laughs at Nolan). Did you hear that sweetie? (to Nolan). Zoom zoom zoom, we're going to the moon. Ya, ya, ya, ya ya.

T: And do you like to make funny faces at them?
R: (Laughs and nods)

T: And do you like to kiss them?
R: (Nods)

T: Where's your favourite place to kiss them?
R: In the living room.

T: I meant on their body!
R: On their tummy.

T: Now, how do you tell them apart? How do you tell who's Asher and who's Nolan?
R: (Points to Nolan) He's Nolan. (Points towards the bedroom). And that's Asher.

T: How do you know though, when you look at them?
R: Because they're my favourite kids!

T: What's the difference though? When you look at one baby - what do you notice about Asher?
R: Cause his tummy is big and fat (his umbilical hernia).

T: That's right. Is there anything you notice about Nolan?
R: His tummy is littler. Little.

T: Do you have anything else you want to say?
R: No. Let's spell things up!

There you have it, the lovely and talented Miss Rio. If anyone wants to be a guest blogger yourself, I'd love it. Send me an email! [Update April 2014 - that offer still stands!]


  1. Rio you are so cute at 4! Very matter of fact! I love the vault stories and the new blog! I am very much thinking along the same lines how do you access your old blog to revive the stories/posts? Bron x

  2. "Because they're my favourite kids!" Awww! Rio is an amazing sister -- not to mention a top-notch guest blogger! ;)