shimmerandsing: (buttercups)
Alison Blaire ([personal profile] shimmerandsing) wrote2009-02-15 12:45 am
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Still the one.

Alison woke at a reasonable hour and was only mildly ill. The morning sickness so far with her second pregnancy had been easier to handle than the first. She was especially glad for it on days like today. It was Valentine's Day and she needed to do something special for her handsome hubby.

Following tradition, Longshot had been up early and gone into the camp for his yearly chocolate haul. Despite being a happily married father of three (four soon), he still made out better than most single men in the country. They would be eating chocolate for weeks after the holiday.

While he was out, Alison bathed and dressed the twins in little Valentine outfits she'd bought for them. They got their breakfast and a little stuffed monkey each. Both were white with little red hearts on their palms and the bottoms of their feet. By the time Daddy returned home, there were two babies with slightly soggy stuffed animals and a picnic lunch for four waiting for him.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
He held his baby girl close and let her snuggle in as much as she wanted. Since she seemed to want to settle there, he wasn't going to stop her. Longshot grinned and gave a tiny wave to Aiden before following his wife.

His eyes dropped to her prize-winning body part. Mmm. He blinked a bit when she sat on it. Oh, well. He settled down next to her on the merry-go-round.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
Alison tucked her legs up underneath her and settled Aiden in her lap. She grinned over at Longshot. "Think you can give us a spin with your foot, Daddy?"

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
"Sure can, buttercup." He kicked off to get them spinning. Slowly, but he didn't want pukey tots. Especially since Hana was snuggled in tight.

"Whee!" He cheered softly. Tiny ears were by his neck.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
Wheee! Cheering babies! Hana giggled against Daddy's neck and bounced a little. Spinning!

"I think they like it." Alison leaned against one of the bars. Aiden wiggled out of her lap to stand up and hold onto one of the other bars. She kept both hands on him to keep him braced.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot bounced his little girl gently in his arms as he kicked the ground again when the spinning came close to a stop.

"That's my babies," Longshot said proudly. He eyed his little daredevil but kept a firm hold on his daughter. He suspected she was too comfy to try climbing off her Daddy.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
Hana was not having any of this daredeviling! Not when it would cut into her Daddy snuggles time. She wiggled in his arms and cooed happily.

"Tiny little Longshots." Alison grinned and tickled Aiden just a little. He laughed and wiggled, but Mommy still held on tight.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot kissed the top of Hana's head and held onto her. She could have as many snuggles as she wanted. Her Daddy had arms of snuggling.

"And Alisons," he added. Both were as beautiful as their mother in his eyes.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
"Heee!" Hana cuddled in against Longshot's shoulder happily. She was a Daddy's girl through and through.

"Maybe a little bit." Alison smiled over at Longshot. Her little boy was bouncing in place, happy to wiggle as long as Mommy kept him safe. She would never drop her little man!

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 06:22 am (UTC)(link)
"They're gorgeous just like you. So, more than a little bit," he assured Alison as he rubbed his daughter's back. Longshot smiled at the bouncing wiggleworm junior.

He kicked the ground to spin the merry-go-round again.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, they are beautiful." Alison figured that had a lot to do with her handsome hubby, too. But, she knew she'd never win that argument.

When Aiden seemed to be losing interest in bouncing, Alison scooped him back up into her lap and snuggled him good. Babies! And another one on the way. She couldn't wait.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot let the merry-go-round slow to a stop this time. There was only so much sitting and spinning he could take. He tickled Hana's chin lightly.

"What's next, O Best Mommy in the Universe?"

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, my plan was to have the best Daddy in the universe chase two little blond kids around the park to wear them out so that when we get home, they'll have a nice long nap for grandma." Alison gave him a sly smile. "And Mommy can give Daddy his Valentine's gifts."

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 07:11 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot blinked at Alison. He looked down at Hana and over at Aiden. He knew what it could mean if he was given his gifts away from young baby eyes.

"Set them on the ground! I got chasing to do!" He stood up from the merry-go-round. Though he was having trouble setting his little cuddle monkey down. Hana was too darn cute and lovey.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 07:14 am (UTC)(link)
Hana gave Daddy a curious look. What was he up to?

Alison grinned and stood up. She snuggled Aiden for a minute longer, gave him a cheek smooch, and then set him down on his feet. "Daddy's gonna getchoo!"

Aiden blinked at her and his expression went from curious, to surprised, to excited and then he was off!

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"You better catch up with your brother, baby girl," Longshot advised with all due seriousness. It didn't keep the happy gleam out of his eyes, however. "Because the tickle monster is gonna getchoo, too."

He carefully set Hana on her feet and made tickly warning fingers at her.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Hana giggled at tickle fingers and took off after her brother. A tiny chorus of excited giggles would have given them away no matter where they ran or what they hid behind. It was a good thing they hadn't discovered hide and seek yet.

Alison laughed at her little one and nodded to her cute hubby. "Get 'em, cutie."

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Longshot nodded to Alison after giving his wee ones a little headstart. Then he was off! He chased them this way and that. If they slowed down or ran toward him, the dreaded tickle monster got them. Peels of laughter, baby and adult, sounded in the park before the chase was on again.

Though when the twins ran in different directions, he tried to make sure he chased one baby as much as the other.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Alison sat on one of the adult-sized swings and watched with delight. Nothing was sweeter to her than watching her husband dote on their children. He had become every bit of the wonderful father she always knew he would be.

Hana and Aiden were little live wires. It took longer than Alison expected for them to be panting and out of breath. But, eventually, their giggles wore down to breathlessness.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Once his babies had slowed to a plod and were breathing hard, he picked them up and put them each on a shoulder. He trotted over to Alison.

"I think the worms are too pooped to wiggle. What do I do with them?" He grinned.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"If they can no longer wiggle, we should put them in their car seats. They have a grandma and a nap waiting." Alison grinned and got up from the swing to gather up their picnic stuff. The sooner they got home, the sooner she could get her hubby alone.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"I think that sounds like a capital idea, Mommy," he commented with a posh British accent. Blame his association with Betsy. He swaggered toward the carseats.

Though he had to stop once there. "Buttercup! My hands be full! No way to put these buckos into their seats!"

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 10:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh no!" Alison gasped dramatically as she loaded the picnic stuff into the floorboards of the back seat. "I'll have to come rescue you!

She rounded the back of the jeep and gently plucked Hana from her Daddy's arms. Her sleepy little girl yawned and snuggled in against Mommy. Awwww. Alison didn't want to put her down!

Eventually, Hana got settled into the car seat. Her stuffed monkey was clutched tightly as she started to doze.

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
While Alison was settling Hana in, Longshot was getting his wee son all comfy. He didn't notice he was humming as he tucked a very tired tot in. Aiden was rubbing his eyes to try to stay awake, but he didn't seem to be winning. By the time the little monkey was tucked in with him, the young babe was sound asleep.

Daddy smiled and kissed Aiden's cheek before climbing into the passenger's seat. He settled back and sighed. "Yep. Still the king."

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"That's my hubby!" Alison grinned as she slid into the driver's seat. She started the engine and headed back toward the castle. So far, she considered the day a success. And if her luck held, it would only get better!

[identity profile] 2009-02-17 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Longshot grinned and buckled himself in for the ride home. His legs were bouncing in impatience about halfway there. He grabbed the dashboard with one hand to keep himself from asking how much longer.

He shifted a bit in the seat and tried to stop his legs. He got one to at least stop. The other kept on bouncing.

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