Monday, October 31, 2016

October Beach snapshots

We have a select few photos of John and Alyssa with Allie Jane Webster along with Lawson, Carlin, Josie and Katie Bates!
Lawson, Katie, Josie
John and Alyssa Webster

Allie Webster with Carlin and Lawson Bates

Saying Goodbye to October!

First of All, I want to remind everyone to be safe for Halloween! 

Here is the recap for the month,The Bates celebrated Isaiah, Katie, Bradley and Kelly's birthdays. Erin and Lawson announced when their cds will be out. Zach and Whitney took their kids to Noah's Ark and the Pumpkin Patch

The Bates also travel to Atlanta and Florida.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

All about Bradley: 24 months old

Yesterday, Bradley celebrated his second birthday! This past year, Bradley welcomed a new sister and a new cousin into the world. He went to the pumpkin patch and the ark with his family. He loves spending time with his paw paw (Whitney's father) on Saturday. 
 We have a sweet message from Zach and Whitney along with Gil and Kelly:
 Happy 2nd Birthday sweet Bradley!!! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸŽ‚πŸ˜˜ I know I say this all the time, but you parents out there understand exactly what I'm saying when I say that time seriously goes by so fast. I cried all night and all morning thinking of my baby growing up. 😭 It seems like just yesterday we took him home from the hospital not knowing the first thing about what we were doing as parents. Lol. Now that smile of his has melted our hearts every day for the past 2 years. πŸ€—His favorite thing is playing football and his favorite place to be is outside. He's always wanting sissy's hand or begging to hold her. At bedtime, if me or Zach forget to pray with him, he gets down on his knees reminding us we need to. Yes, he has hard days and his fair share of temper tantrums... but at the end of the day, when he wraps his arms around our neck for night night hugs, it reminds us just how special every moment with him truly is.❤️ We are so so thankful and blessed to have such a sweet little boy in our home. We hope you have the funnest day ever, little buddy! WE LOVE YOU! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ (when I asked if mommy could have a birthday pic, he grabbed his football, plopped down in the grass, and said cheeeese! πŸ˜„I think he's excited about turning 2!😘) #birthdayboy #hes2 #ohdarlingdontyouevergrowup

Happy Birthday, Bradley! How can so much personality fit in one little person? Your smile and laughter tickles my heart! Your joy is contagious! I laugh when I watch you chase the other kids around the house! You have so much enthusiasm! I smile when I see you give hugs & kisses! You have such a tender heart! I'm so thankful for you and I love you so much! 😘 #BradleyBates #TerrificTwos #BirthdayBoy

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bradley turns 2

It's hard to believe that it has been two years since Zach and Whitney welcomed Bradley into the world.
Last year, he celebrated his first birthday and now he is turning two today! 
Be sure to check out All about Bradley: 24 months old tomorrow on our blog.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Music by Erin and Lawson

Where to get Erin's cd?
Many of you have been asking where to get a CD copy of Erin's newest Lullaby that was released yesterday, we have an answer for you. You have to go to their website by clicking this link:

Where to get Lawson's cd?
The CD will be released on November 14th and we have a place where you can pre-order his CD
Lawson's song "I'll love again" is only on Itunes

Brooklyn's arrival photo

Chad and Erin with Dr. Vick

Erin and Brooklyn

Chad, Erin, and Brooklyn

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Recap: Baby makes five?

With Brooklyn's due date getting closer, Erin is starting to get worried because of everything that has happen with her miscarriages and Carson's arrival. Kelly is worried about her daughter because is not eating or sleeping good.

Back in May 2015, Erin's delivery with Carson was very painful, so Erin wants to make sure that she gets the epidural this time. Tori doesn't think that her sister will have anymore kids if she doesn't get the epidural.

Every week, the small family Skype with Nana and the family. They headed to Beech Creek studio to work on her lullaby CD which has been released today.

Back before Erin married Chad, her cooking skills were nonexistent but she has become to be a wonderful chef. Chad and Erin are thinking about getting a dog for their family. Erin sat down with her mom to look at puppies. Erin decides that she want to get a puppy. Erin finds the puppy that she likes and her mother goes with her. She ends up buying the puppy and her husband is surprised. The puppy is covered in fleas and is super cute.

Kelly and her daughters head to get a gift basket for their sister. Kelly surprises her husband by telling him that she told the girls not to worried about but is happy that they did that for Erin.

With Erin's due date right around the corner, Kelly and Erin take  the kids to the zoo. Erin is happy to see a gorilla pregnant. Kelly gets everyone slushies due to the weather. Lawson knows the difference between when mom or dad are running the trip. Kelly goes and gets things for them while Gil brings a jug of water.

The night before Brooklyn's arrival, Erin has some contractions. She loads up and heads to the hospital. The hospital only lets, Chad, Kelly, Chad's mom, Katie and Tori to be in the room. Katie tapes the birth due to the fact the crew is not allowed in the hospital room. Erin gets her epidural and the birth goes smoother.  Everyone is emotional with her arrival. Carson is finally able to meet his sister.

New episode tonight

Chad and Erin are growing their family with a new baby girl. 
Be sure to check out our blog for our recap after the new episode!

Journey to parenthood: 3 months left

In just three months, John and Alyssa welcome their second daughter. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kelly Jo turns 50!

Mama Bates is turning 50! 
Happy Birthday Kelly Jo! 

 We hope that you have a blessed day!  
This past year has marked a lot of changes for the family. The family welcomed grandbaby #4 and #5. John and Alyssa recently announced grandbaby #6 due January 2017.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Preview: And Baby makes five

Erin and Chad are days away from meeting their little girl; Erin heads to Nashville to finish her lullaby album; Erin and Chad get a puppy. 
Photo credit: Taryn Yager, Chad and Erin Paine

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Double granddaughters

Gil and Kelly have three granddaughters with one on the way. We have two new photos of both Kaci Lynn and Brooklyn Elise that we would love to share.
 Brooklyn will be three months on November 6th while Kaci just turned four months on October 20th

Saturday, October 22, 2016

November Episode previews

Supersized: Extra Birthday
November 3, 2016
More birthday fun with Jeb and Trace

Supersized: extra Chilli
November 10, 2016
Get more from the Bates as they attend an event at the fire station that saved Addallee's life when she was a baby.

From the couch: Thanksgiving
November 17, 2016
Join the Bates family as they re-live some hilarious and touching moments from their Thanksgiving at Papa Bill and Mamma June's house.

Friday, October 21, 2016

26 weeks pregnant

Alyssa is currently 26 weeks pregnant and almost in the third trimester. We just found out that Jessa Seewald is due about a week after Alyssa is with baby girl.

We hope to find out the baby's name in the next few weeks. What do you think the baby's name is?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Recap: Nashville Nights and country campouts

Lawson takes Tori and Carlin on a new job site to learn how to do the machinery. Lawson is hoping to give his business to his siblings so he can be focusing on music.
Tori knows that her parents aren't going to hand them everything so they have to do things for themselves.
Lawson gets a little worried about the girls are learning but they managed to catch up. Lawson thinks that his sisters learned things pretty well.
Jackson, Warden and Isaiah are heading to the fort to spend the night. Kelly gives the food while Ellie, Callie, Judson and Jeb join to roast hotdogs and marshmallows with the help from Gil.
Kelly reveals that they are over the camping days but will do it for their kids. Gil says that it was a prefect way to end the day.
Lawson heads to Nashville to preform at the CMA Fest. He had a great time and everyone loved his music. (Did you hear when his new CD is coming out? Click here to see)
Lawson  has been talking about doing a tour and Zach thinks that his brother is a little culture shock and pressing on it. Lawson says that he hopes that his music will speak encouragement and stay true  to who he is. 

All about Kaci: 4 months old part 2

This morning, we posted an all about Kaci: Four months old update and we have a little bit more to add...

Zach and Whit shared an update on their daughter
Our little princess is already 4 months today! πŸ‘‘πŸŽ€✨ Her huge smile can light up a room, she has just discovered her feet, and she can roll from back to side. She loves to hold big brother's hand and listen to daddy play guitar. 🎸She knows she has her daddy, momma, and big brother wrapped around her tiny little finger. Lol! You're a dream baby, Kaci Lynn and we all love dearly. Keep on smiling baby girl.

New episode tonight!

Tonight is a brand new episode of Bringing Up Bates! Check out the preview by clicking here.
Please note due to a family event, our recap will be posted tomorrow.


All about Kaci: Four months old

Kaci Lynn is now four months old and it's hard to believe. This month, she went to the pumpkin patch with her family. She also went to the Arc with her parents. She also got to celebrate her mom's birthday.

Check out All about Kaci: 4 months old part 2

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Erin's new CD

We are so excited to share that Erin's new Lullaby CD will be available on October 27th. Chad and Erin have said that there will be more info to come

Concert will be filmed

We are so excited to share with you that Lawson's concert at Wallace Memorial Baptist church will be filmed this Saturday and be featured on Bringing Up Bates. The proceeds from that night will go to East Tennessee Children's hospital.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Lawson is shining up his boots for a gig in Nashville! But even though his music career is growing, Lawson knows what pays the bills…his lawn care business. And when some of his sisters ask to learn the ropes of the business and make a little extra cash Lawson agrees to teach them everything he knows. Meanwhile, Jackson, Warden and Isaiah camp out in their favorite spot…the fort. And later, Lawson takes the stage at a venue in Nashville. But in a city full of aspiring musicians will Lawson stand out or fade into the crowd?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Five adorable grandbabies

With the grandbabies growing up, be ready for some overload in the cuteness department.

November Birthday and anniversary cover

Good morning everyone!

 This weekend, we decided to released our monthly cover photo a little bit early since it's all ready to go.
We will not be releasing the individual photos until the anniversary or birthdays come. We are currently working on John and Alyssa.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

More CD information

As we previously reported, Lawson's cd will be coming out in less than a month. Well we have some more information that we are sure that you will enjoy! 

The CD will be called "What Country means to me" and it's currently available for pre-order at Lawson's website. For those that wish to by the songs off of Itunes.

We also have what songs will be in the CD. 

 Love’s the Reason
What Country Means to Me
I’ll Love Again (feat. Emily Ann Roberts)
If That Hadn’t Been There
Past the Past
The Way You Look Tonight
I Will Always
You Asked Him to Leave
Smaller Plans
You’ve Got to Stand for Something
I Have Decided (feat. Emily Ann Roberts)

The Paine Family's fall update

Chad and Erin just posted a new blog posted on their new website

Now that Carson is 17 months old and Brooklyn is two months old, we have a new photos.

"Fall is really here! And with all the beautiful changes of the season, Erin and I are enjoying the beautiful changes in our little family." Chad Paine


Friday, October 14, 2016

Recap: Muddy Buddies

The family heads to Ride Royal Blue ATV park for having fun in the mud. It's one of Jackson's favorite things about Tennessee. Kelly recently learned about what muddling is.

They gear up and hit the trail which is gravel at first and then turns into mud.  Lawson reveals that the four-seater RZR had the most screams. Tori was driving with Kelly and Jeb.

Everyone in the family says that Nathan has the biggest daredevil in the family. He starts doing tricks and flips the four-wheeler but lucky he jumped off it in time. Kelly knows that her son has done that before.

Judson thinks that his brother almost got himself killed. Gil decides to give his daughter, Josie, a driving lesson in RZR. He reveals that many of the kids drove up driving on tractors and the van.
Tori and Kelly go in for a crazy ride but they enjoy each minute of it. The family is cover in mud but have a blast. The laundry room will have a busy event after this muddy experience. Gil thinks that it will be best to pressure wash the kids.

Brandon and Michaella come to visit the newest member of the family, Kaci Lynn. Zach reveals that ever since Michaella was around five years old, she has been great with kids. He says that it is a special moment to show off his daughter.

Kelly says looking back at parenting is watching the kids interact with each other and it's a picture prefect moment that you will have in your scrapbook.

All about Carson: 17 months old

Can you believe that Carson is now 17 months old? 

It's hard to believe that he has seven months until his second birthday.

How do you like this new family photo? 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Lawson's CD release coming soon

We are so excited to share that Lawson has revealed when his CD will be release on November 14th.
 Lawson has also said that if you are going to his October 22nd, they will have the cds there.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

John and Alyssa Update

We wanted to thank everyone for their prayers for the Webster family. They made it through the hurricane Matthew. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Baby #2 project

For those that remember, Alyssa took an Instagram break back in June. She has finally returned posting a new photo. She is currently on redoing the girls room. She is changing the colors and name banners which means that we could have the name any day now.

Preview: Muddy Buddies

The family goes on a messy adventure mudding on four wheelers; the weather takes an unexpected turn; Michaella and Brandon come into town to meet the Bates' newest member, Kaci Lynn.

All about Allie: 18 months old

Allie Jane is just six months away from her second birthday! 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Fun facts about the Bates fam!

1. Katie has five letters in her first, middle and last. Her name is Katie Grace Bates.

2.  The Bates have 8 to 8 1/2 bathrooms in their home with six bedrooms.

3. Nathan is the best swimmer in the family

4.  Kelly's longest labor was 21 hours with her shortest was an hour.

5. The Bates love to play card games while they are inside of the house.

Friday, October 7, 2016

24 weeks pregnant

At Alyssa's 22 week pregnant update, we announced that we were going to do every two weeks so we will see you at 26 weeks pregnant update.

Weight: 1 1/3 pounds
Length: almost a foot long
Size: Ear of Corn

We know that many of you are asking when the baby's name is going to be revealed and we don't have answer just yet but we will keep you updated on it. :)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Bringing Up Bates season 4 & 5

Earlier this week, we decided not to do a recap for tonight's show. We decided to give you an update on this season finale and when we expect to see season 5.
Lawson revealed that the season 4 will be ending on October 28, 2016. He also revealed that the new season is expected to start in January 2017. The network has not released an air date for the new season.
We are also asking for prayers for John and Alyssa. If you have seen the news, the Hurricane Matthew is expected to reach Florida in the next few days.

Brooklyn's' two month photo

Earlier today, we posted "All about Brooklyn: Two month old". Chad and Erin shared a new photo of their baby girl.

All about Brooklyn: Two months old

Brooklyn with her dad and brother
It's hard to believe that Brooklyn is now two months old. Recently, Erin revealed that her daughter was 8lbs and 10ozs on September 19th. She also has a new cousin coming from her aunt and uncle, John and Alyssa, in January 2017.

New snapshoots

The Bates have been very busy with their October calendar. The first weekend, the family travel to Atlanta where they visited with John and Alyssa. During their visit, they headed to UP TV headquarters.
 Whitney shared a photo of her little ones cuddling and trust me when I say that it's adorable to see these two. 
She also shared a new family photo.
 October 5th marked Katie's 16th birthday.
Brandon and Michaella shared a new photo. They are about to celebrate their 14th month wedding anniversary.