Penelope Richmond


“She starts preschool in a couple weeks, which I think is gonna be real interesting. Once I finally got her into preschool, and it was like a done deal, I was like “Hey, let me tell you some stuff about her…she is not potty trained, she’s allergic to nuts and she bites…so I gotta go…” - Tina Fey on her youngest daughter Penelope, 4.

Our kids are both funny in different ways. They’re inherently weirdos. The littler they are, the smaller the filter on their weirdness. The youngest - she’s just pure, she says whatever she wants. Like if I tell her no to something - ‘No, it’s too late for cartoons, no more cookies today’ - she will very sincerely try to choke me to death. She’ll have her little tiny hands around my throat and I’ll just be laughing.
—  Tina Fey on her weirdo kids

When she does bad stuff, like touch the stove and I go, “Don’t do that!” She goes like, “Oh. Sorry.”
Just like really dead, “Oh… Sorry.” 
And I’ll turn around and she’s like choking the dog. And then, I go, “No! No! That hurts him!” She goes, “Oh. Sorry.”
- Tina Fey talking about her two-year old kid, Penelope (x)

The other day, [my daughter Alice] came up to me very worried and asked, ‘Mommy, why does Date Night have so much love in it?’ If she sees me doing a scene with a man who’s not Daddy, she gets very upset. It’s nothing against Steve Carrell; Alice is just looking out for Daddy’s best interests.
—  Tina Fey, mom to now 7-year-old Alice, and Penelope, 1, on her daughter’s take on her acting career in 2010

Peekaboo, it’s Penelope!

Tina Fey and composer husband Jeff Richmond took advantage of NYC’s indian summer temperatures on Monday to check out the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.

The Emmy-winning 30 Rock star, 41, brought along daughter Alice, 5 – and Alice’s little sister Penelope Athena, born Aug. 10. Us Weekly has the first-ever photo of the adorable little girl, bright-eyed and chubby-cheeked in her stroller as she checks out the first glimpse of fall foliage with her family.

Five weeks after Penelope’s birth, a svelte Fey turned up at the Sept. 18 Emmy Awards and told Us Penelope was “doing great,” and that sibling Alice is “an amazing big sister.”

Saturday Night Live alum Fey announced her second pregnancy during an April taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and wrote about the idea of a second child in her memoir Bossypants.

“I thought that raising an only child would be the norm in Manhattan, but my daughter is the only child in her class without a sibling,” Fey wrote. “Most kids have at least two.” She fretted: “Who will be my daughter’s family when my husband and I are dead from stress-induced cankers? She must have a sibling.”