Isaiah has been requesting "Wuke en duh MONSTER" forever for bedtime, Josh's retelling of Luke being caught by the Snow Monster and then cutting off its arm and escaping its cave.
Anyway, Isaiah has this thing about caves.
Someone had an accident and the sheets were stripped off. Isaiah managed to to climb UNDER the allergy mattress (tearing the whole thing) because it was a "cave". It did kind of look like an icecave, all white on the inside. I was upset about the cost.
Josh was fascinated with his imagination.
So then Josh propped up a white blanket, as a makeshift cave, and animated a pillow from the other end. "What's in the cave Isaiah?" with wide eyes, Isaiah peered in, and started back as the pillow growled.
"It's duh snow monster" he whispered.
With his free hand (Josh has long arms) he handed Isaiah his pool tube lightsaber. "Fight the monster, Isaiah".
The monster growled and was defeated.
And now, any space in his closet, under the bed, any space a little boy can possibly cram himself into, Isaiah calls "A CAVE."
To the eternal disarray of his clothes in the closet....
So Josh made him a new "cave", with a baby blanket and his little table, as an entrance to the "cave" under the bed.
Much fun was had by all.
At some point, Jenny fell asleep. Isaiah helpfully kept her ears warm with Ikea kitchen earmuffs....
I have written before of Isaiah's love for Josh's lego knights, and how he named the green one "Daddy," recently, he named the purple one "Fawkon." They get into arguments, because Jenny insists its name is "Idaiah"
She named Sarah's lego knight "Gampa."
She's got a very logical mind, and seems to be into sequences...
They also had a little spat about "Idaiah's round."
A non existent thing.
When they're bored (usually when they are strapped into their respective chairs at snacktime) they fight about it. Isaiah says "Its MY round", Jenny says "no, its not Idaiah's round" "IT'S MY ROUND" "No! [insert giggle or indignance here, depending on the day], its not Idaiah's round!!" repeat repeat....
Keziah's pretty chill about things, if everyone else is happy. If everyone else is crying, she joins in. Seems to have pretty empathetic little soul.
Isaiah likes playing with Keziah. He calls her, "Kudiah, my baby brudder." Five months of coaching have not changed his mind on the subject.
They had fun in the pool.
And then I decided to be the most popular mom, and gave them fudgcicles in the pool.
Here I am revelling in my popularity. Keziah wants to know where her fudgcicle is.