it. was. awesome.
The combination of comedy caused by Phil and Nate being together is by far the most entertaining thing you can experience. I literally love him. Just look at this adorable picture:
So that morning we drove to the airport and parked our car there (since it's really not that expensive). We hopped on the flight to Long Beach and since it was only for a day we only took one carry on and two car seats. The Long Beach airport is really small (it's freaking awesomely small and not crowded!). The baggage carousel is literally 50 feet from the pick up area and it's outside. It's the easiest airport ever. So Nate drove by and picked us up easy peasy.
Then we drove to a place called Shoreline Village, ate lunch and talked, joked, and laughed while following Nate who was running around, chasing birds, throwing rocks in the water, climbing on the little toddler rides (the ones that go if you enter a quarter). After that we drove to Seal Beach. I wanted to check it out because you can take a bus from the airport to this beach for only 1.50 per person so I wanted to see if it was good for a future day trip in the summer (and it was). It's funny I thought it was called Seal Beach because of the animal, but it's really because of the Navy Seals. haha! We walked down the pier and just talked and laughed some more. Where we took this second adorable picture (and the first):
Are these not the two most adorable Nates you've ever seen in your life??? (yeah we put a diaper on Nate for the day...I wasn't about to stress about finding a potty every five minutes).
When we left that morning the return flight was fine and our standby priority was fine....then when we were in California a bunch of people rolled over and got in front of us. Whatever, doesn't matter because lucky for us, Phil's mom lives in St. George so she picked us up from Las Vegas, stayed the night at her house and she drove us home today (she's so wonderful). It was so much fun!!!!!
When we named Nate I hadn't met Nate Patten yet. Now that I know him I know why Phil loved the name. And if I had met him before hand I would have jumped right on the chance to name him after Nate. He is literally my favorite person in the world. This day trip, although we got to spend a lot of time with him, was definitely not enough!!!! I want to go to New York SOOOOOOO bad to go visit him! SO SO SO SO SO SO SO freaking bad it's not even funny. He was just in LA for his job (he is the musical director for the traveling broadway Beauty and the Beast production. He met Tom Cruise the other night haha how funny is that?).