Krista (Barnes) Rice and David Howard, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Alexis Lee Marie Howard. Born Oct. 11, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Alexis joins Bryan Halce, 14, and Kayleen Rice, 7.

Maternal grandparents are Terry Barnes and Anita Barnes, Defiance. Paternal grandparents are Janet Howard and Kent Howard, Marthasville.