Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sweet Kaci Lynn

It's hard to believe that Zach and Whitney's little girl is almost three months old.

Recap of August!

What has been your favorite blog for the month of August?

We have a few of ours!
* Callie's birthday
* Josie's birthday
* Brooklyn's birth announcement
* Brandon and Michaella's first year of marriage
* Season 4 and 5 news
* Nathan's birthday

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Preview: Bates dish it out

The family heads to an all you can eat buffet; Lawson works on his new album with inspiration from Emily Ann Roberts.

Monday, August 29, 2016

All about Bradley: 22 months old

It's hard to believe that Bradley is just two months away from his second birthday. Whitney says that her son loves being a big brother.

This past month, he welcomed a new cousin into the mix. He got to see Allie Jane along with his aunt and uncle.

Nathan turns 23!

Happy Birthday Nathan! 
Nathan is turning 23 years old today.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

This week's preview

Sunday: This week's preview

Monday: All about Bradley: 22 months old, Nathan's birthday

Tuesday: Preview

Wednesday: Recapping August

Thursday: September 2016, Recap

Friday: Nathan's trip with grandma

Saturday: All about Brooklyn: Four weeks old

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

September preview of Bringing Up Bates

Have you heard the good news?? Season five is schedule to start in 2017!!!!

Bates dish it out
September 1, 2016
The family heads to an all you can eat buffet; Lawson works on his new album with inspiration from Emily Ann Roberts.

From the couch: The Bates go to Florida
September 8, 2016
The Bates reflect back on the monster truck ride through the swamp on a Florida adventure.

You can't spell paintball without pain
September 15, 2016
Jackson is turning 14 and helps on a tree job; Erin and Chad record a new lullaby CD; the guys play paintball to celebrate Jackson's birthday.

Thre Pointers and puppies
September 20, 2016
The Bates boys go to basketball camp; a competition between the brothers; Chad and Erin look for a new puppy.

Meet Kaci Lynn Bates
September 29, 2016
The family gets ready for Kaci Lynn's arrival; Whitney gets an ultrasound and finds out the baby is breach.

Our other previews
* June 2016
* July 2016
* August 2016

Please note that these titles are subject to change!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Recap: The Growing Paine

Josie and Katie are getting ready for their driving test so Lawson, Carlin and Kelly take them for practice. The girls got their permits and excited about driving. Gil is a little worried about the girls driving but Josie says that she got it in the bag.

Katie has a little more confident while driving but a few screams are let out because she drove in the wrong lane. Josie takes it a little more slow. Both girls agree that it's more harder than what it looks
Chad and Erin are getting ready for Carson to turn one. Michaella is helping since she came in from Chicago along with Chad's mom and brother and sister. The couple says that they are enjoying being parents. Chad feels that the first year has gone by fast.

Gil says that the 1st birthdays are great but they are getting a little expensive. He and Kelly joke about stop giving the older married kids gifts for their birthdays to give it to the grandbabies.

The guest arrives and watch the younger kids play with the Bump N Bounce Body Bumpers.
The family enjoys racing with three legs or four legs. The family gathers to watch Carson eat his cupcake but due to fact that they haven't introduce him to sweets. Bradley eats the cupcake.

“It was a fun birthday party,” shares Gil. “I don’t know that Carson’s going to remember it, but it will be one that we never forget.”

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Kelly Jo speaking engagement

Kelly Jo has an upcoming speaking engagement at South Haven Baptist church for their 2016 ladies conference. It's located in Springfield, Tennessee.

The event is September 17th from 8:15am to 5:00 PM. Due to the fact that we didn't announce this sooner (August 20th) The cost now is $45.00 and you can visit the church to register for the event.

New photos of Brooklyn & Kaci

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Preview: Growing Paine

Grandbaby Carson is turning one with a celebration; Erin hosts the party while Kelly Jo arrives with the party's entertainment.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

This week's preview

Sunday:  This week's preview

Monday: September birthday cover

Tuesday: Preview

Wednesday: New photos of Kaci Lynn & Brooklyn

Thursday: Recap

Friday: September episodes preview of Bringing Up Bates

Saturday:  All about Brooklyn: Three weeks old

Saturday, August 20, 2016

All about Brooklyn: Two weeks old

It's hard to believe that Brooklyn is now two weeks old. 
Last week, she got her newborn photos done. She also got to visit her family and friends.

All about Kaci: Two months old

This month, Kaci got a lot of visitors from family and friends. She got a new little cousin Brooklyn Elise, who turns two weeks old today. 


Friday, August 19, 2016

Brooklyn's newborn sneak peak

Chad and Erin took their daughter, Brooklyn, when she was six days old to get her newborn photos done. Here is a sneak peak of them.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Recap: 20th Bates

Did you heard the good news? We will have more episodes in Season four and news broke this morning that there will be a season five! Premiere date is TBA 2017

The Bates sat down and watch a bunch of videos for the 20th Bates Contest. They chose Emma Wright from Texas. Emma and her mom came to Knoxville for the day.

The Bates begin the day with bible study where Gil talks about the right answer to respond to being asked to do something. The next thing that the family has Emma do with them is dishes and laundry which are not the family's favorites. Kelly and few of the girls help Emma since their rule is normally that they don't have first time guest to do chores with the family.

Kelly asked Emma what she wants to do now. Since Emma has seen Erin's tutorial on hair and makeup, she asked if the girls can do that. Carlin does the hair while Erin does the make up. Normally the girls do not wear make up until 15 or 16, so Kelly reminds Emma that she is beautiful without the make up.

As they are about done, Nathan comes up and tell Emma that they have surprised downstairs and want to ride horses. Kelly doesn't want them to poop in their kitchen. Emma has a blast with the horses.

Up Next, the family loads up and head to Zach and Whitney. They have a volleyball match and have a blast. It's time to go and Kelly and Gil invite Emma to come back with her family.

Emma describes the family as genuine. She says that they are who they are on tv as real life. Carlin thinks that TV makes them better than what they are.

Bringing Up Bates news!

The network has decided to extend the current season into the fall. So be sure to check into the blog to see September previews early next week.

They have also just announced that there will be a season five of Bringing Up Bates coming in 2017. We don't have an official air date but know that it will be coming as soon as they get it figured out.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Preview: The 20th Bates

The 20th Bates contest winner embarks on a day-in-the-life of a Bates from doing chores to riding horses.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Keilens celebrate one year!

Brandon and Michaella celebrate their 1st year of marriage today. It's hard to believe that they have been married for a full year. 

We haven't heard anything about a pregnancy yet.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

All about Carson:15 months old

Have you heard? Carson is now a big brother and has a puppy! 

Carson also got a visit from Allie Jane! 

This week's blogs

Sunday: All about Carson: 15 months old
Monday: Keilens celebrate one year
Tuesday: Preview
Wednesday: The Paine family grows!
Thursday: Recap
Friday:  Sneak Peak of Brooklyn's newborn photos
Saturday:  All about Kaci: Two months old, All about Brooklyn: Two weeks old

Saturday, August 13, 2016

All about Brooklyn: One week old

Can you believe that this sweet angel is a week old?
 She is truly doing amazing. She should be taking her newborn photos soon!

Chad and Erin have said: Our hearts are overflowing with joy at the arrival of our sweet Brooklyn! We have looked forward to this day with so much hope, anticipation, and excitement. God has answered many prayers and calmed many fears throughout this pregnancy, and to hold our little princess in our hands for the first time is truly a miracle and dream come true.

Erin's birth story  with Brooklyn
Erin has revealed that the birth of her daughter was a lot different from the birth of her son. She went into labor late Friday night and was able to get an epidural which is what she wanted with Carson. She was born at 5:42am on Saturday morning!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Sister Time!

All the Bates girls love to spend time together. 
 Check out our favorite photos! 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Recap: Bates make the grade

Just 24 hours before the party, Kelly gets sick with a stomach bug and can't help the kids get ready. Carlin takes over with the help of everyone.

Carlin decided to make this the biggest grad party by posting a public invite to everyone. They had asked people to RSVP to an email address but the family did not have a chance to count up the number of guests via guest email.

Erin, Lawson, Tori and Carlin decide on the song "All Along" to sing at the party.
Carlin heads to Mount Moriah Camp to set up with friends and family. Tori jokes that the party was amazing because Bobby was there.

Ashley was able to attend the party without being  uncomfortable since her break up with Nathan. Gil and Kelly are both encourage that the former couple has more mature to be able handle this friendship.

Brandon manages to get the airline to put Michaella on another plane after their flight was delayed due to weather.

It's time to party to start and Carlin can't find her notes. She reveals that the parents didn't know what was happening but manages to find them in the van with extra time to spare.

The party has a few skits by the older kids and friends. Nathan has questions for Carlin and Trace. Carlin answers a question about who she aspires to be and she responses her father because of his faith.

Gil is so proud of his daughter and tears up. Trace revealed that he took over his brother's lawn car business and wants to be a trick rider at the Dixie Stampede but his parents wants to go college.

Carlin ended up taking classes for college during high school and will start school in the fall full term. Carlin wants to be able to travel and will be studying online for the first two years.

Carlin says that she and the rest of the family feel treasured that many of the fans came over.

Check out our graduation and graduation party blogs by clicking here and here

Sleeping Babies!

There is something about sleeping babies that we just can't help but love! 
Zach and Whitney shared this cute photo of Bradley, who will turn two in October, and Kaci Lynn, who is seven weeks old as of Monday. 
Chad and Erin shared this sweet photo of Carson, who is about to turn 15 months on Sunday, and Brooklyn, who will turn one week old on Saturday.