Eric and Michelle Grote are proud to announce the birth of their son, Grant Walker Grote. Grant was born Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at Liberty Birthing Center. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grant was welcomed home by his big brothers Elijah and Macalan. Maternal grandparents are Danny Pickering of Cameron and Brenda Thies of Lawson. Maternal great-grandparents are Bill and Shirley Bisbee of Stet and Don and Mary Pickering of Cameron. Paternal grandparents are Alan Grote of Lee’s Summit and Bret and Patty Cooper of Richmond. Paternal great-grandparents are Thelma Walker of St. Joseph, Johnny and Verda Walker of Liberty, and Bill and Nancy Gilbert of Richmond.