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March 2016 - Easter, Buxta, and baby blessings

We had a wonderful Easter at Peggy's house.  The kids loved hunting for eggs with their cousins.  I made the boys matching bowties and sewed the kids some new Easter bags to collect their eggs. We blessed Tad on March 31 while Brendan and Whitney and Mom and Dad were still here, and right as Marmie and Grandpa came into town.  Here's the link to his sweet blessing .  It was so wonderful to be surrounded by so many we love. Tad's blessing given by Kyle: Tad, we want you to know the hope that we have for your future.  Your mother and I are very excited to have you join our family and excited to help you learn and to grow and to come to love the gospel.  We bless you at this time that your knowledge and stature in the gospel will grow as you do.  We bless you that you might be able to have a sound doctrinal foundation, especially as you serve a mission.  We bless you that you will be able to follow the spirit and to speak even as it is said in the sc

March 2016 - it's a boy!

Since both Alexa and Tyler were early, we were surprised to make it to my due date with #3.  I tried to get him out February 29th so he would be a Leap Day baby, but he was not a fan of being forced out.  Kyle was not in love with the idea of a Leap Day birthday, so I think he and Tad had some kind of deal.  After a 15 hour labor, baby Tad arrived just before 3am on Tuesday, March 1.  He came in at 8lb 5oz, 22in.  As soon as his head was out he started screaming--just hanging there upside down letting us know that he was not happy to be forced out.  Tad Benjamin Swingle was named after our mission president, Tad Callister--who we both look up to and also to commemorate how we met--and Benjamin after my brother.  I knew that our next boy would be Benjamin way before we got pregnant.  And ever since Alexa was born I've been planning on our next girl being an Audrey after my Grandma Sweeny.  We couldn't agree on a full girls name, so Kyle was confident we were having a boy since w