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Crib Note – Isabelle Madeline LaVita

A pink bundle of joy named Isabelle Madeline LaVita arrived on June 1st. Her proud parents are Lauren Cimpl and Anthony LaVita of Fairway, Kansas. This darling little girl weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Isabelle’s grandparents are Laura Foley and David Cimpl, Mike LaVita, and the late Carol LaVita. The family has a mini goldendoodle named George. Lauren and Anthony report that George has taken his promotion to “big brother” quite seriously and is very protective of Isabelle. 

Featured in the September 3, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Bella Baby Photography


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