Mario and Elizabeth (Wilson) Kriete, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Blaze William Kriete. Born Jan. 19, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Blaze joins Chase, 2 1/2.

Maternal grandparents are Cary and Elaine Wilson, Villa Ridge. Paternal grandparents are Stan Kriete, Portland, and Cathie and Joe Gildehaus, Dutzow. Great-grandparents are Louise Nolan, Dutzow, and Agnes Wilson, St. Louis.