Monday, July 31, 2017

July Recap

We are saying goodbye to July!

This month, Lawson celebrated his 25th birthday. They also celebrated Papa Bill's birthday. The family also celebrated America's birthday. The family moved into their new church building.

Brooklyn ended up having surgery on her finger but is recovering nicely.

Bringing Up Bates is getting closer to their season finale and there has not been any word about season 7 but we will keep you update.

The Lexi Growth Chart!

Gil and Kelly's youngest granddaughter celebrated her six month milestone last week so John and Alyssa shared a new photo along with Lexi's monthly from 1 month old to current.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

All about Brooklyn: 7 days until one

In just one more week until Brooklyn will celebrate her first birthday. We seriously can't believe that she is going to be one.

We recently shared her 1st birthday photo! 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

August Birthday and anniversary!

Today we are sharing our August Birthdays and Anniversary!
This month, the family has five birthdays and one anniversary.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Current 1st Birthday covers

Now that we have released Brooklyn's 1st birthday cover and have a little while before Lexi's first birthday cover is release this December.



Brooklyn heads home

This past week has been rough for Chad and Erin. They ended up taking their daughter, Brooklyn Elise, to the East Tennessee children hospital after her finger started to swell.
On Sunday, Brooklyn ended up having surgery to release some pressure on her finger. Nathan shared during the live chat that Brooklyn was doing better and should be released soon.

Well Erin posted today that her daughter was getting released today.

Chad and Erin are overwhelmed by the love and support that everyone has given them.

Post mention:
* Update on Brooklyn (Sunday's post)
* Update on Brooklyn (Wednesday's post)

Brooklyn's 1st birthday cover

We can't believe that Brooklyn is going to be one really soon! It's hard to believe that it's almost a year.
 Be sure to check out our August Birthday and anniversary cover that will be shared tomorrow at 8am (PST)!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Recap: More Bloopers, Outtakes and Mishaps, Oh My!

Gil says that his family has never learned that they should allow one person to talk at a time. It's like this huge barrage of verbal things coming since everyone is talking at a time.

The family is asked who is the best driver and Lawson says that the family is lacking in good drivers.
During one of their interviews a rooster goes off around 2pm and Kelly responds that the rooster takes the family.

During the time at the family went to Dollywood, Kelly faces her fear of heights and rides the roller coaster. Kelly ends up screaming the entire time.

Tori and Callie can't control when they laugh. Tori's laugh is describe like a loud cackle. When Callie starts laughing she can't stop.

What are the family favorite words and phrases?
    - Awkard
    - epic
    - oh my stars

During the weddings, the coolest part is watching the little kids when they are standing up on stage, they lose their attention and go crazy. There is also a food fight when Kay (Kelly's sister) is teaching them to decorate cakes.

--- News from the live show ----
* Lawson has a music video coming out next week
* Brooklyn is doing better and should be released from the hospital

Lawson turns 25

Happy 25th Birthday Lawson!

We hope that you enjoy your special day!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Update on Brooklyn!

We just shared an update on Brooklyn on our facebook fan page. Chad and Erin announced on Sunday, that their daughter had surgery on her finger to release some pressure.

Chad and Erin just shared another update on their daughter "Thank you all for the sweet and encouraging comments. ❤️ We are overwhelmed by your love. Brooklyn is doing much better today. I'm not sure if we will ever know how her finger got infected, but we are so grateful to the doctors and nurses here who have cared for her. The doctor did surgery to release pressure from her swollen finger and to remove infection, and he said it went really well. We will most likely be in the hospital for a few more days as they wait on antibiotics to do their job. Thankfully they are being very thorough and extra cautious to make sure she is fully recovered. I have a new understanding and compassion for families who have a child in the hospital. I'm not sure why this happened, but I know God has been by our side and He has used many others to encourage us through this time. #BrooklynElise ❤️#daddysgirl"
Websites mentioned:

All about Brooklyn: 11 days until one

Just 11 more days until Brooklyn turns one! We will be sharing Brooklyn's 1st Birthday cover photo during the weekend.

All about Lexi: Six Months old

Lexi is now six months old. It's hard to believe that she will be 1 in six months. This past month, she celebrated her first Fourth of July!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Preview: MORE Bloopers, Outtakes and Mishaps, Oh My!

With 19 kids you never know what's going to happen! And as we've seen, the Bates kids are chock-full of hilarious sayings and entertaining moments. Here's a look back at some of the funniest and wackiest things the Bates kids have said and done, updated with even more fun clips and mishaps!

Monday, July 24, 2017

August Episode preview

Who is ready for our August monthly previews for Bringing Up Bates. There is currently no word on season 7 but we will let you know.

Lawson and Sadie's big breakup
August 3, 2017
Lawson takes the next step with his career and makes a music video, co-starring actress Sadie Robertson; Kelly Jo thinks it's time the middle boys receive a manners lesson so they can become gentlemen.

One cap, two Gowns?
August 10, 2017
Bobby's big graduation party; a few rounds of disc golf; Bobby and Tori discuss their future together; Josie gets the chance to spend some time with Kelton.

The Night The Lights Went Out in Tennessee
August 18, 2017
Now that Nathan is a certified flight instructor, he's moved back to Rocky Top, TN to teach flight lessons; Kaci Lynn is turning the big One; a power outage leads to an impromptu slumber party and game night.

The Fabulous Backwoods Bates Boys
August 24, 2017
Zach organizes a camping trip in hopes of having some bonding moments with his brothers; Zach gets an unexpected call; Kelly Jo, Erin and Whitney gather up the younger kiddos for a swimming lesson.

Please remember to check out our Preview Tuesday since these titles are titled to change but sometimes they don't.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Update on Brooklyn!

We had a few comments regarding Brooklyn. Chad and Erin shared an message on their daughter.

She said I can't thank everyone enough for the prayers and encouragement for sweet Brooklyn. ❤️ Her finger started swelling on Friday night, for no apparent reason, so we took her in to check it out, and she started to run a fever as well. The doctors ran multiple tests and started antibiotics, but it only seemed to get worse, so this morning they decided to do surgery on her to release pressure. She is recovering well, and we are still waiting on lab results. The doctors and nurses have been more than wonderful and I am so grateful for everyone love and support. It is really hard on this mom and dad's heart to see our baby in pain. 😢#BrooklynElise

Webster girls photo part 2

We love sharing photos of the grandbabies! We recently shared a few photos of Lexi Mae and Allie Jane on Friday but we are back with one more photo of the girls with their beautiful momma.
 Blogs Mentioned:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

New photo of Kaci and Bradley

Zach and Whitney recently shared a new photo of their daughter and son together. It's hard to believe that these two are growing up so fast.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Past the past music video

We are so excited to share that Lawson's newest music video will be coming out on August 3rd!

It will feature Sadie Robertson and Lawson himself

Matching girls (new photos)

Gil and Kelly's two granddaughters (Allie and Lexi) are growing up so fast. Alyssa just shared new photo of the girls matching.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Recap: Stop Drop and wash

Back in November 2016, the little boys accidentally started a small fire in the Bates family laundry room. The family says that it was the most frightening ordeals that they had to walk through. The fire department shows up to give the kids some lessons about safety and help Gil and Kelly place the new smoke detectors.

The family wants to give back to the community and help fund the department, they decide to do a car wash.

Zach knows that the family doesn't know how to wash a car since they have allowed the rain to wash. Zach heads to the family home to show his brothers and sisters how to wash the car. Zach reveals his goal was to come over and assigned a specific job to them. He knew that if they had no jobs assigned then they would not get anything done. The practice ended breaking into chaos. Gil had asked for water and Zach gets his father with the hose.

Zach reveals that he would jump into the car if he did not think that his family would get him wet inside.

Zach thinks about grabbing the hose to get an advantage. The little ones end up putting a kink in it so he can't get them.

Chad and Erin know that their family is outgrowing the cottage and so they need to look for a new home. They are hoping for an older home that they can fix up. Chad reveals that they are looking to buy very soon or just wait for a few years. Both houses that the couple looked they really liked.

On the day of the car wash, it started to poured. Gil says that God is wetting all the cars. They are little bummed but Jeb offered that they pray and the rain ends up stopping after a while.

During the car wash, Evan surprises Carlin and she is super ecstatic. The car was is a big success. A few of the firefighters to help. Gil says that they got the hang of washing the cars. Bradley even got involved in the car wash.

All about Kaci: 13 months old

Kaci Lynn is 13 months old!

This past month, she celebrated her second Fourth of July!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Power of Goats

On the most recent web-episode, Zach and Whitney share their thoughts about getting the kids animals for them to take care. They both agree that for now the kids will be going to Chad and Erin's house to visit the goats.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Preview: Stop, Drop and Wash

The Bates family will never forget their house fire, and so they organize a car-washing fundraiser to give back to the heroic volunteer firefighters who responded to their emergency situation. Right before the big day, Zach insists on giving the Bates kids a tutorial on the do's and don'ts of properly washing a car. But will a family water fight put an end to Zach's lesson? Meanwhile, Chad and Erin are interested in purchasing a 'fixer upper' house and begin the search for a property that they hope to renovate and call their own!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Name that Bates is back!

We are so excited to announce the return of Name that Bates! Last year, UP TV has welcomed back the web-show! 

Find out the answers to the two questions and who you think it should be?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Carson Swimming

Chad and Erin recently shared this sweet video of their two year old son, Carson, as he practices his swimming skills.
We are not sure what Carson had said so let's see if you can figure it out?

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Date Night with John and Alyssa

We are so excited to share a new photo of John and Alyssa Webster. Just a few days ago, Alyssa posted a new photo of her and her husband having a date night.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Recap: Live Show

The family announced that they have moved into their new building that was featured on Bringing Up Bates!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Recap: Don't Worry, We've 'Goat' This!

Gil and a few of the little kids are at Chad and Erin's house. They are playing with the twin goats. Chad says that he was happy to get the goats after how Carson is reacting to the goats.
Gil and the kids end up painting the goat shed. Chad wants them to paint it with a white water based since he will paint it with a black oil based later. Chad says that the little kids did awesome with painting and it was a lot of fun.
Gil and the older boys need to redo the zip line that Nathan had connected to the shed. The shed is not very stable. Isaiah tries to help but it's hard with a cast on his arms. The family revealed that he broke two bones as he was playing softball.
Trace decides that he wants to be the first one to try the new zip line. Everyone is a little nervous that the trial run is going to end badly but it doesn't. The whole family is so excited to have a new activity outside.
Chad is turning 30 so Erin wants to plan a surprise getaway in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Granny and Grandpa are going to watch Carson and Brooklyn while they are gone.
Kelly reveals that they love getting to babysit the little ones. Kelly says that it's helpful for the couples to go out and spend time together without the kiddos.
Chad and Erin arrive at the Inn and Erin has her husband go and check in. The hostess gives Chad a tour so Erin has enough time to decorate their cottage. Erin adds the fishing poles  and fishing themes banners.
    A few of the banners say:
        * Old But Cstill a catch
        * I can't believe I reeled you in
        * You took my Bate bait
Chad jokes with his wife that she will wish that she never turned 30. The next day, the couple heads to go fishing in the rain.
Tori says that after she gets married and have kids, she will like fishing too. Carlin chips in and says you will like anything away from your kids.
The couple relaxes in the hot tub later that night in natural mineral water from the hot springs.
Gil and the kids head over to Chad and Erin's home to check on the dog and baby goats. Chad and Erin hired a pet sitter to take care of the animals. Jackson revealed Erin did not trust the family to take care of her animals. Jackson jokes that his sister trust them to take care of her kids but not her "kids".

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Celebrating Papa Bill!

On Fourth of July, The Bates were celebrating the birth of Papa Bill who turned 79! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Preview: Don't Worry, We've Goat This!

Erin and Chad have expanded their family with twin pygmy goats, but having extra kids means more household chores; Gil and the younger kids stop by to help paint the goats' new shed; Gil and the kids reconfigure a safer design for the zip line.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Bates celebrate Fourth of July!

The Bates family celebrated Fourth of July last week and posted many photos of the family celebrating our independence. We were only able to share a few so make sure that you check out our facebook page for more photos.
Bradley Bates

Brandon and Michaella


Fourth of July 2017

Grandsons: Bradley and Carson

The Paine family

The Webster family

The Little Bates family

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Brooklyn's 11 months old photo

We are officially back from vacation and are working on catching up on our blogs. This week will feature a ton of photos between the Fourth of July!

We are back with another monthly photo of Brooklyn Elise. She is a month away from celebrating her first birthday.

How cute is she? 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Kaci Lynn: 1 Year old photos

Kaci Lynn recently celebrated her first birthday on June 20th. A few days later, Zach and Whitney took their kiddos down to South Carolina for a little trip. Zach and Whitney have been sharing many photos of their trip and have wonderful snapshots of their 1 year old daughter, Kaci Lynn, in them that we would love to share with you.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Recap: Newlywed Edition & Live show

Carlin and Tori sit down to quiz the four married couples (Chad & Erin, Zach & Whit, John & Alyssa, and Brandon & Michaella) They have a ton of categories to go off of: Bad Habits, Favorite Candies, Places to Vacation, Favorite Type of Shoes, Best Gifts, Closest Bates Member, Splurge Item, Number of Children, and Dream Job.

Tori guips when Brandon and Michaella can't find any faults and Tori shares that they are still rose colored glasses.

Whitney is asked what is the best gift her husband gave her and she answers his heart, her ring, pandora charms, Hawaii Trip and then reveals that there are too many to share.

Carlin says that she thinks that Chad is more right since he knows her better than she knows herself.
John says that he wants as many children that Alyssa wants to have. The couple has recently shared that they want at least six to eight children.

Erin shares that she doesn't want more than 9 children since she doesn't want to be in the teen numbers.

Recap of the live show:

* The family give a tour

Special Note about the live show

Hello everyone!
We know what you are expecting a recap from tonight's show. Due to a schedule vacation trip, we were unable to watch the Live show tonight. We will be doing the recap on Saturday night if not Sunday morning.

Thank you for your patience
We will see you guys next week

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Special Note about the recap

Hello everyone!

We know what you are expecting a recap from tonight's show. Due to a schedule vacation trip, we were unable to watch the show tonight. We will be doing the recap on Saturday night if not Sunday morning.

Thank you for your patience
We will see you guys next week

All about Brooklyn: 11 months old

It's hard to believe that this is Brooklyn's 11 month update!

This past month Brooklyn celebrated her cousin's 1st Birthday, Father's Day and Fourth of July.

This month's blog will feature Brooklyn's 1st Birthday cover, 11 days until one, Seven days until one. We might have Brooklyn's one year photos but we are not sure at this time. We will see.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Zach and Whitney's Courtship: 4 Years later

It's been four years since Zach and Whitney started their courtship. This past week, Zach and Whitney took the kids to South Carolina. The couple has been sharing photos of their trip.   


Monday, July 3, 2017

Update from Brandon and Michaella

Michaella posted a new posted on their website regarding their journey to have a child. Michaella admits that it has taken a toll on her relationship with God. You may go read the full blog posted on their website by clicking here.
Here is a little quote from the blog post that we would love to share for you all. "The past few weeks and months have taken me down a path that I never expected to walk. It has been a journey that has completely changed my life. My faith has been challenged in a completely unexpected way; through the hurt, pain, and tears God has shown Himself more real and more faithful than I’ve ever seen before!"

Brandon and Michaella will celebrate their second year of marriage next month.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Most asked questions

1. Will we be meeting any new special friends?
We will have to wait and find out :)

2. Will Kaci's 1st birthday party air on Bringing Up Bates?
We will have to wait and find out.

3. Will there be a season 7?
We will have to wait and see.

4. Is there another grandbaby on the way?
There is currently no news about any babies.

5. Will you be doing her (Kaci) updates until her 2 year old milestone?
The answer is Yes. We will be updating until her second birthday.

6. Will you be doing her (Brooklyn) updates until her 2 year old milestone?
The answer is Yes. We will be updating until her second birthday.

7. Where does Zach and Whitney live?
The couple lives in Clinton Tennessee

8. Where does Chad and Erin live?
Chad and Erin have stated that they live close to the family. It's about thirty minutes away.

9. What is the status of Carlin and Evan?
They are still in the get to know you stage!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 2017

* Lawson

All about Grandbabies:
* Brooklyn
* Kaci
* Lexi

Bringing Up Bates:
* Preview
* Recap
* Monthly preview

Other Blogs:
* Fourth of July
* August Birthday cover
* Brooklyn's 1st Birthday cover