Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February recap!

February is over and that means that March starts in the morning. We have a recap for you all that has happen for this month.

* Trace and Jeb celebrate their birthday on February 1st
*  We celebrated our blog anniversary! 
* The family celebrates Valentine's day
* Bobby celebrates his birthday on Feb. 16th
* Jackson and Addallee celebrate their birthday on February 17th
* The family celebrates their I love you day on February 18th
* Brandon and Michaella celebrated their 18th month of marriage

Preview: Fire Trucks and Diaper Dumps

We have two episode previews for you all. Now that we are in the month of March, be sure to check out our March monthly preview.

Exclusive First Look
March 1, 2017
Catch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of Bringing Up Bates, Fire Trucks and Diaper Dumps.

Fire Trucks  and Diaper Dumps
March 2, 2017
The Bates household faces an unexpected emergency when a house fire erupts in the laundry room; Kelly Jo spends some quality time with Michaela in Chicago, before they depart for Alyssa's baby shower in Florida; Alyssa's Diaper Pounding.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lexi's one month photo!

John and Alyssa now have a one month old daughter! Check out her one month old update by clicking here
John and Alyssa shared a new photo of their daughter, Lexi Mae, on Alyssa's Instagram and it's so cute!  

We were going to wait until March to share her photo but chose to update it now! 

Bates photos: February Update

Throughout the month of February, the Bates have been sharing photos of their family and we have selected our favorites. Be sure to stay tune tomorrow for our February recap.

Zach and Whitney Bates

Bobby and Tori

Lawson Bates

Lawson and Kaci Bates

John and Alyssa with their girls (Lexi and Allie) and Mama Jane and Papa Bill
John and Alyssa Webster
Carlin and Josie

Lawson and Brooklyn

Sunday, February 26, 2017

All about Lexi: One month old

It's been one month since John and Alyssa welcomed their second daughter into the world. This past month, she celebrated her first Valentine's day with her family.

Now that she is one month old, her updates will be monthly so we will see you for month two.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Whitney on the kids milestones

 Ok, so day 1 & 2 of this whole potty training thing was a little rough😳😂 but he caught on quick & is now on his 6th day of big boy underwear & doing awesome😛🙌🏼 We're so proud of the milestones our babies have reached this week, but sad to see time going by so quickly. It seems like just yesterday they were born & we were thinking about what their little life & personality was going to be like. Now Kaci Lynn is crawling and Bradley is using a big boy potty.. all within the SAME week😭 Talk about an emotional momma😂 I think I secretly cry almost every time he comes and tells me he needs to go😅#wheredidmybabygo😩 #growingup#emotionalmommy

March Birthday cover

The family has no birthdays in the month of March so we ended up using our grandbabies fan edit for our March cover. We are so excited to share you with it. 

Make sure that you check out our facebook fan page for Grandchildren and our blog for them


Friday, February 24, 2017

Kaci Lynn is crawling!

Kaci Lynn is now eight months old is crawling! 

Recap: Sweet Home Spartanburg

Kelly has been wanting to take the family to her hometown and is finally able to make it happen. They meet up with Kelly's mother and sisters. They also meet up with Gwen, who happen to live with the family. They walk through the house where she grew up. The family that is living there agreed to let them walk through the house on a tour. Kelly reveals that her brother Chip passed away.
Kelly reveals that she was a little bit of the trouble maker in the family. She said that she was "tattletale", "brat", and "baby" in the family and she would take notes of things that her siblings would say and report it to her mom. She also enjoyed listening in on her brother and his friends. Kelly would also sneak into the bathroom and get them with cold water as they were taking a shower.
The Bates enjoy being a blessing to those that they meet and decide to rake some leaves for the couple to thank them. They also end up jumping in there. The four girls also pray together. Erin says that it gave them a look back into their childhood.
Kelly reveals that she was in the third grade when her mother and father got divorced. She lived with her mother while her siblings went to Tennessee with their father. It was really hard to go through but it made her who she is today. Kelly shares that it is hard on them and they should learn something positive from it.
Kelly revealed that after the divorce she start to pour herself into her studies. She took the family to the high school that she attended and introduce her kids to the two favorite teachers she had.
Michael says that they are thankful for the role that they played in her mother's life and in turned their lives. Kelly's science teacher takes them to the classroom to do an experiment. Since all the kids are homeschool and few haven't gone to college yet. They have not sat in a classroom desk or where a teacher is upfront drawing on a board. They were curious and interested about it.
The family heads to the Beacon where they meet up with Kelly's friends. Her best friend's name is also Kelly.  Her friend called many of their friends to meet up which a quite of them showed up. Kelly was in tears by the outcome of each friendship had on her life.
Down in Florida, John and Alyssa are excited about the arrival of their daughter, Lexi Mae, who is schedule to arrive in January 2017.

March episode Previews

Exclusive First Look
March 1, 2017
Catch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of Bringing Up Bates, Fire Trucks and Diaper Dumps.

Fire Trucks  and Diaper Dumps
March 2, 2017
The Bates household faces an unexpected emergency when a house fire erupts in the laundry room; Kelly Jo spends some quality time with Michaela in Chicago, before they depart for Alyssa's baby shower in Florida; Alyssa's Diaper Pounding.

Loads of Laundry and Lots of Lessons
March 9, 2017
The Bates temporarily relocate to a hotel after a house fire; the Bates head to the Ark Encounter; he little boys learn important life lessons when Gil and Kelly try to help them understand the true dangers and consequences a fire can have.

Bike Racks, Barbers and Big Duets
March 16, 2017
Lawson's album release tour is in full swing and the next stop is Mount Airy, NC; Lawson and Nathan visit the iconic sights of the Real Mayberry; Gil teaches the younger boys how to build a bike rack out of logs.

March 23, 2017
The Bates family is hitting the slopes; after ski lessons, the family decides to head down the mountain on their own.

Supersized hoops and supper
March 30, 2017
The family completes their Basketball court; Carlin and Josie experience a pain-filled escapade when they get their wisdom teeth pulled out.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

All about Lexi: Four weeks old!

It's hard to believe that Lexi Mae is now four weeks old today. John and Alyssa took her and her sister to Tennessee for the family's I love you day celebration. 
Lexi with her family

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bates I love you photos

The Family loves celebrating Valentine's day and it looks like this year was the Boys turn! 

Last year's I love you day was aired on Bringing Up Bates. Check out it's recap by clicking here

Here are a few photos: 


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Preview: Sweet Home Spartanburg

Kelly Jo takes the whole family back to her hometown, Spartanburg SC, to continue her milestone birthday celebration; Kelly Jo shows the kids the house she grew up in, her high school alma mater and introduces them to her childhood friends.

Monday, February 20, 2017

All about Kaci: Eight Months old

In just four months, Kaci Lynn will be one! This past month since our last update, she got a new baby cousin named Lexi Mae was born on January 26th.

She celebrated her first Valentine's day with her family. She got to meet her new little cousin during the family's I love you day on Saturday! 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Double special day!

Friday marked both Jackson and Addallee's birthdays so the family shared a special message for the birthday twins.

Yesterday was a double special day cause it was Jackson & Addee's birthday! Jackson it's hard to believe you've grown up and are old enough to get a permit!! You have become one of the most diligent people with your hands, and I love that you are willing to pour hours into projects you make just to be able to give them as gifts. That sort of thoughtfulness is hard to find. Thank you for your diligence!!  AAddee, there's just not a sweeter person on earth! You're probably one of the best little baby holders and helpers around, but on top of your willingness to lend a hand, that smile just brightens my world! Thank you for being so sensitive, so caring, so loving!!! You have a heart of gold, and I love you dearly!! 😘 #Jackson #Addallee

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tori and Bobby

Tori recently shared a new photo of her boyfriend on his birthday! We thought it was so sweet so we decided to share it with you all.

"I just wanted to say "Happy Birthday" to the man who makes me the happiest! I don't have Instagram, so I thought I would steal his for a minute. 🙈😉 You have made this past year so incredible for me and I am so beyond thankful for you! :') Life is so fun having you as my best friend...there are so many memories I will always hold so dear to my heart! ❤️ Thank you for being my perfect hero! I love you forever!💞 ~your girl"


Friday, February 17, 2017

Jackson turns 15

Today marks Jackson's 15th birthday. Happy Birthday Jackson!

We hope that you have a blessed day.

Jackson shares his birthday with his little sister, Addallee who is turning 11!

Happy Birthday Addallee!

Today marks Addalle's birthday. She is turning 11 today. 
Last season, the family shared that Addallee was their smallest little one and got a second chance at life. 

She is a true blessing to have.  

Believe it or not she shares her birthday with her older brother, Jackson. It's also hard to believe that the family has eight family members that share a birthday together.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Recap: Shakeups, Steak, and showtime

Lawson is happy to get a bunch of his new CDs. He knows that it's something special to get your product on a disk. Lawson is just praising the Lord that they have arrive. Lawson is getting ready for his charity concert in Knoxville for the Children's hospital. 

Now that Zach and Whitney are heading to Ye Olde Steak house where Gil and Kelly would go to celebrate when they had a new baby in their home. Zach and Whitney are getting ready to celebrate their third wedding anniversary. Zach decided to switch from the night shifts to the day shifts. Bradley is always excited for his dad to come home. 

Whitney recalls, when they first got married, Zach asked her if he could be a cop and at first she thought no way but now she can't imagine her husband doing anything else but being a cop. Zach loves his job and having a family to come to.

Emily is not able to make the concert so Lawson asks his sister, Carlin, to sing at the parts. Carlin doesn't think that she will be able to fill her shoes but her brother believes in her. The concert is in the evening and the music is schedule in 45 minutes. The computer goes down and the family and friend are having issues with scanning the tickets.  Both Gil and Kelly say that it was a lot of confusion because of the computer issues.

The shows manages to start and everyone is hyped up. Lawson ends up forgetting a few words to one of his songs but manages to move past it. Lawson is happy that people are enjoying themselves. The duet ends up being really great. Lawson actually brings up AJ and other kids up to sing "Jesus loves me" and they do really good.

Gil is happy that the kids are singing and encouraging them during that moment. Zach says that he is proud of his little brother. He knows that the hardest person to impress is his big brother and Lawson has done that above and beyond.

All about Lexi: Three weeks old

Lexi is now three weeks old. John and Alyssa have probably taken their daughter to get her newborn photos by now.

We just have one more week until her weekly updates are over.

Bobby turns 22!

Happy Birthday Bobby! 
 We hope that you have a bless day!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

18 months of marriage!

It's hard to believe that Brandon and Michaella have been married for the past eighteen months.
 We can look back at their courtship announcement, engagement announcement, their wedding day blog, and last but not least their first year anniversary! 

We will see you in August 2017 for their second year of marriage!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Three cute grandbabies!

Zach and Whitney shared a new photo of their little boy and girl and oh my goodness! They are beyond so cute! We would love to share the photo with you all.
Chad and Erin shared a new photo of their little boy today and he's beyond cute. I can't believe that he will be two in May! 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Update on Bates Cation!

Happy Sunday everyone!

We wanted to do an update on Bates Cation that we posted in early January! We only have 12 more days until the contest is close so make sure that you go check out my other blog post for more information.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Surprising their wives

Zach and Chad answer questions while surprising their wives for Valentine's day yesterday that we would love to share. 

Sneak Peak at Lexi's newborn session!

Over the past weekend, John and Alyssa had Emily Knuth come to their house and take newborn photos of Lexi Mae, whom recently turned two weeks old. Alyssa has shared a few on her instagram along with Emily.

 Check out Emily's website

The Big 5 celebration!

It's hard to believe that we started our blog five years ago today! Can you believe it? 
 Tell what has been your favorite blog that we posted?