BORN AT: 1:40 p.m. Feb. 7, 2014, in St. Luke's hospital in Duluth, weighing 8 pounds, 13.8 ounces, and measuring 20.2 inches.
PARENTS: Mike and Karissa Twining of Barnum.
SISTER: Alexa, 4.
GRANDPARENTS: Steve and Dawn Mokros of Esko and Gary and Lucille Twining of Clear Lake, Wis.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Chester and Mildred Haataja of Esko; Greg and Alma Smith of Duluth; and the late Laurel Mokros, George and Gladys Olsen and Chet and Dottie Anderson.
WE CHOSE THIS NAME BECAUSE: We struggled with choosing a name. Nothing seemed to fit quite right. Alexa started calling you "Baby Ryan" when Mommy was seven months pregnant. The name grew on us and it stuck. Your middle name is after your daddy.
SOMETHING SPECIAL: You were born on your great- grandma Haataja's 84th birthday! You were her 10th great-grandchild.