The first Saturday, we headed downtown with all of Paul's family except for his mom and of course Paul. Paul's sister Katie marched in the Cherry Blossom Parade with Timpview's marching band. We got rained on throughout the day, but we had a lot of fun. Later in the day, we headed over to the new stadium to watch the Nationals get slaughtered by the Atlanta Braves. Benjamin really enjoyed clapping and cheering (mainly for the Braves) and waving his little Nationals flag. After missing his nap and thoroughly wearing himself out, he was anxious to get to his cousin Andrew's house and wind down a little.
Later in the week, Benjamin and I got together with Paul's sister Katie, my sister-in-law Alexandra and her two boys. Andrew is about 8 months older than Benjamin, and Will is about a year and four months younger. Benjamin loved having a cousin to play with him at the playground, on the trampoline and in the bamboo at my parent's house. It was a fun reunion for all of us. A few days later, I joined Paul's other sister Abby, my mom, and my brother Nathan for a session at the Washington DC Temple. Benjamin hung out with Andrew, aunt Katie, and uncle Mike at the visitor's center. He had a great time. I was so glad to be able to go, as it was my first time inside the DC Temple (not doing baptisms). So beautiful, and so peaceful!