Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Preview: Big Family, Big Changes

Gil prepares for surgery; Whitney's and Zach share some exciting news; the kids have some fun playing in the snow.

27 weeks pregnant

At the end of this week, Chad and Erin will be starting their third trimester in this pregnancy.  It is hard to believe that they only have 13 more weeks until she is due to arrive. Erin has said that she will be induced early.

Erin Paine Springy Eye Shadow!

Many of our fans have been asking for the second part of Erin's make up routine since we posted the foundation routine. Here it is! 

We hope that you enjoy!  

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day part 2

Right after I posted, Memorial Day, Chad and Erin posted photos of their Memorial day and we wanted to share them with you all! 

Carson and his aunt

Memorial Day 2016

Alyssa and Whitney posted photos of their little ones celebrating Memorial Day! :) They were so cute that we could not help but share them.
Zach and Whitney took Bradley to the pool and let him enjoy some family and friends time while Alyssa and John just enjoyed time at home with their daughter, Allie.

Photo Credit: Alyssa Webster & Whitney Bates

Journey to parenthood: Six months pregnant

It is hard to believe that Chad and Erin have three more months until Brooklyn is here. They are just about to finished the second trimester with this pregnancy.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lawson's new song "Bringing Up Bates"

We are so excited to announced that Lawson has a new song named "Bringing Up Bates". As of right now, UP TV doesn't have the music video up but you can see it thanks to People Magazine by clicking here


36 weeks pregnant

In just four weeks, Zach and Whitney are due with their second child. They are super excited about the birth of their daughter.
 This week, we were talking about her birth announcement and can't chose but we are kinda leaning towards "Grandbaby #4 is here or Kaci has arrived". We do have a third that we were talking about but we are not sure.

 We will be announcing the title next week in 37 weeks pregnant update :)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Who has twitter?

We have been asked who has twitter in the family and we are excited to share with you all!

The Bates family: bates_fam
Lawson: lawbates
Zach & Whitney: zachbates
John: johnwebtser1121

We of course have twitter which is batesfamily1!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

One week to go

Just one more week until the new season starts! The family has a new special that airs tonight! 
 Be sure to check out next Tuesday for the first preview of the season!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Journey to parenthood for baby #2 last update!!!

Can you believe that this is the last pregnancy update for Zach and Whitney's second child? She is due in four weeks! We can not believe it.

Now if she is not here by her due date then we will have one final update for her due date!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

26 weeks pregnant

It is time for a new pregnancy update! 
Just two more weeks until Chad and Erin enter their final trimester in this pregnancy. Many of you have asked how Erin's pregnancy is going and we can tell you that she has had an easy pregnancy so far.

Websters celebrate 2 years of marriage!

John and Alyssa are celebrating their second year of marriage! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Most cuteness photo of Jeb!

Happy Monday everyone! 
Jeb Colton- May 2016
We decided to share this cuteness photo of Jeb! 

Fun fact: We actually started the blog just days after he was born!

Most asked questions

We were asked a few questions on our facebook page after posting our last Most asked questions blog.

What if the kids don't want as many kids as Gil and Kelly had and chose birth control?
Gil and Kelly support their kids on how they chose to live their lives outside of marriage. 

 who will be the next to announce a new grand-baby?
Only time will tell

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Foundation Routine!

Erin sat down to share how she does her make up!

Our first June Birthday cover

The family is getting ready to celebrate the arrival of Kaci Lynn who is due on June 25th. If Kaci is born then she will be the first June Birthday! 


Our Father's day cover photo!

We are so excited to share the new cover photo for the fathers.
 Now we don't have a single one for Gil but we have single ones for Zach, Chad and John! 
Zach is getting ready to welcome his second child with his wife, Whitney, but at the time of creating this cover, she was not here. This is the second Father's day with Bradley, whom celebrated his first birthday in October 2015.
John is getting ready to celebrate his second Father's day with his daughter, Allie Jane, who just celebrated her first birthday in April!
 Finally, we are celebrating Chad! Chad is celebrating his second Father's day with his son, Carson, who just turned one last month. Chad is currently waiting for the birth of his second child.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

35 weeks pregnant

It is hard to believe that Kaci is due in the next five weeks! She could be here at any time!

Leave a comment down below and let us know when you think Kaci will be here?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Two weeks to go

It is hard to believe that we only have two more weeks until the new season starts! 
Don't forget to check out tonight's special!

Bates #13 turns 13!

Warden Bates is turning 13 years old today! 
Happy 13th birthday Warden
 We hope that you have a blessed day! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Alyssa's New Duo!

Alyssa has a new look! 

Updated Season 4 preview!

Twelve days ago, we shared the first four episode previews and we have an updated list thanks to a loyal reader! You can read that by clicking here!

Big Family, Big Changes
June 2, 2016
Gil prepares for surgery; Whitney's and Zach share some exciting news; the kids have some fun playing in the snow.

Bates Boys Birthday Bash (formerly reported as: Speaking and Celebrating)
June 9, 2016
Trace and Jeb celebrate their birthdays with a guys night; Erin and Chad head to South Carolina to speak at a banquet.

A Lovely day (formerly reported as: A ILYD to remember)
June 16, 2016
The family celebrates I Love You Day with the couples; Tori's friend Bobby spends time with the Bates clan.

Sunshine State Bates (formerly reported as:  Florida DIL)
June 23, 2016
Alyssa and John get a visit in Florida and share their plans about expanding their family; Jackson, Warden and Isaiah work on a fort.

Tough Decisions and Large Ambitions
June 30, 2016
Lawson travels to Nashville to make exciting new plans for his music career; Nathan shares some unexpected news.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Preview: From the couch: Organized Chaos

The Bates family lets you in their minds with real-time commentary as they watch ``Organized Chaos''.

25 weeks pregnant

Just 15 weeks until their due date! We know Erin will be induced early which means that the family could be getting another July or August birthday.

Monday, May 16, 2016

All about Carson: 12 month update!

Carson turned one on Saturday and you can click here to read his birthday blog that we posted!

It is so cool to think that Carson is now a year old after a very big surprise! Carson was not due until June 8th but Erin welcomed her son about a month early.

Chad revealed in his most recent blog that Carson is a mommy's boy but he also loves his daddy. He also reveals that Carson is curious and fascinated by the most funny things and has an ornery and spunky side that he gets from Erin.

We had decided to posted to wait to post this update until after his birthday!

We decided to keep doing his updates until 24 months old!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Early Anniversary Trip

John and Alyssa are fixing to celebrate their wedding anniversary on May 24th but they decided to go the weekend before their anniversary to celebrate. This past weekend they headed to the hotel and enjoyed some time together.

 Photo credit: John & Alyssa Webster

Brandon and Michaella: Nine month of marriage!

Brandon and Michaella have been married for the past nine months!

We will see you next month for their 10th month wedding anniversary!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

34 weeks pregnant

In just six weeks until Kaci Lynn is here! 
 Did you know that Kaci could be the first Birthday in the month of June? Or she could be the second one born in July if Whit goes a week over like she did with Bradley! 

What month do you think she will be here? 

Grandchild #3 turns 1!

 The family is celebrating Carson's 1st Birthday today!
Happy 1st Birthday Carson! 

We will be posting his 12 month update on Monday!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

All about Allie: 13 months old

John & Alyssa with Allie Jane
Allie is 13 months old and she is doing great. This past month John posted a video of his daughter in a walker.

In late April, Allie came up for Carlin and Trace's graduation.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Preview: From the couch: Back Seat Bates

The Bates are back to lend their colorful commentary to yet another memorable episode! Watch as they give real-time commentary and even let you in on what exactly was going through their minds when they visited the Police academy in Tennessee!

24 weeks pregnant

Chad and Erin are 24 weeks pregnant with their second baby. In just three weeks, they will be entering their third trimester.

Monday, May 9, 2016

maternity and Newborn photos

Taryn Yager and Whitney Bates
We are super excited to share that Taryn, who did Carson's newborn and the pregnancy announcement for both Whitney and Erin, is planning to have both girls back for their maternity and newborn photos.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

33 weeks pregnant!

Whitney is now 33 weeks pregnant with her second child! We are so excited for her as she is getting ready to welcome Kaci Lynn. 

Zach and Whitney shared their first photo of their maternity shoot that they just had before she turned 32 weeks pregnant. 

Baby watch will be starting at 37 weeks

We have also chose to do All about Kaci instead of Fun Facts about Kaci.


Blogs mentioned in this blog: 

* First Sneak Peak of Maternity photos
* 32 weeks pregnant

All about Carson: 7 days to go

It is hard to believe that Carson is turning one year old in a week! Can you believe it?