Friday, July 31, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Recap: A Double Date and Something to Celebrate

Tori is 30 weeks pregnant with her second child and takes Ellie and Kade to her doctor appointment to check on Kolter. Erin reveals that when they had Carson and Brooklyn it took a little more than a week to transition but well worth it seeing their oldest child excited about having a sibling. Bobby has been giving Tori daily heparin shots for her blood clotting disorder that she, Carlin and Erin all have.
Callie, Travis, and Katie head over to Kelton and Josie's house for a homemade pizza. Josie asks Travis about when he is planning to ask Katie to court and he responds he hopes that it will be soon.
At the Bates Sisters Boutique, the girls are discussing their next steps in business. Erin loves being able to bring the babies to work. The girls are looking forward to reaching out and helping a women's ministry called Hands up.
Meanwhile, the Bates are welcoming Lawson home from his mission trip to the Philippines. He has been gone for three months and Zach says that they all miss Lawson because he made them laugh and hang out with the married couples and the little ones.
Lawson's trip was centered around a young girl named Esther whom he met from the first trip that he took. She needs a life-saving surgery and Lawson helped organize everything. Lawson reveals that she needed someone to go to bat for her and the plan is to bring the little girl and her mom to the states for the surgery in a few months.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

All about Holland: Eight months old

Holland is six months old

August birthdays and anniversary

Its time for us to release our August birthdays and anniversary cover. As many of you know the Bates family has a very busy birthday week during the first week of August where they have three birthdays back to back.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Recap: Roaring Bates and pending due dates

Chad and Erin arrive at the Stewart house to decorate Layla's nursey. Carlin reveals that she always thought that she was going to be one of those moms that would be neutral, stylish and then she found out that she was going to have a girl and wanted everything pink.
Kelton and Josie invited the family over for a housewarming party in their new home. The couple is so incredibly thankful to the family for the help. Both Josie and Kelton are very busy with two building business. Kelton just opened his own plumbing business and is booked solid while Josie already has weddings book for the hair in 2020.
Carlin is one week out from her induction date and has an ultrasound. The technician is waiting about thirty minutes for three to five respiratory moments so Dr. Vick puts Carlin on a monitor and still doesn't have the movement that he should be seeing even through Layla's heartbeat is normal. Carlin is currently 35 weeks pregnant and is admitted to the hospital. Carlin ends up getting an epidural and starts pushing. The hospital is only allowing Evan and Kelly in the room so Erin, Whitney, Tori and Gil are in the waiting room. The anesthesiologist is kind enough to hold the phone so those are in the waiting room can see Carlin's face.
Carlin, who is 35 weeks pregnant, is admitted to the hospital. The following day, she gets an epidural, and it’s not long before she progresses enough to start pushing. The hospital only allows Nathan and Kelly to be in the delivery room, but Erin, Whitney, Tori, and Gil are in the waiting room. As Carlin pushes, the anesthesiologist is kind enough to hold the phone so those in the waiting room can see Carlin’s face.
A week later, Trace, Zach and Kloe join Gil and Kelly out for dinner. Trace reveals that his parents that Chaney has ended their relationship. Trace reveals that it's hard thing to go through a long distance and it did not work out. Gil and Kelly knew that this talk was coming but it was nice to have Zach there because he went through a breakup before marrying Whitney.
Trace reveals that he can just thank his parents for advising us to do relationships the right way.
Later, Gil and Kelly bring some of the older girls along with Carlin to the church to set up for the Valentine's Day party. Zach and Erin with a few of the others cook the meal for the couple of dinner. Tori says that when Erin and Zach are cooking then you know that it's going to be absolutely phenomenal. She really love food these days and is very excited.
Katie is bringing her friend Travis to the couple dinner where he gets to meet her grandparents for the first time. She expects Travis to ask her to enter a courtship soon. She does admit that they are young and are trying to take things slowly in their relationship.
The first game that they play is a scratch to win. When the Charleston competitions are among the guys and everyone else agrees it is fun.
The party is a big Roaring 20s party. Gil and the husband and wife catering team are the three judges in the costume contest.
Evan says that they just don't put on the costume but become the costume. The couples, along with Katie and Travis, and the little families are playing together. Kelly reveals that her daughter, Katie, is not the participating kind but Travis talked her into it.
3rd place is Zach, Whitney and their children
2nd place is John, Alyssa and their girls
1st place is Chad and Erin with their children.
Lawson joins via phone while he is in the Philippines to help a little girl to get a life-saving surgrey. Kelly gives out a new award "the biggest heart award" which goes to Lawson. Kelly reveals that her mama's heart is so proud and she wanted to start off a new traditions honoring Lawason since it feels that his past has shown the character that he wants the holiday to be about. Kelly is planning to make the award an annual trandition.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Willow's first birthday pictures

Kelton and Josie had Willow's 1st birthday pictures done and the couple posted about nine photos from it.

All about Willow: 12 months old

Willow just celebrated her 1st birthday just a few days ago. It's crazy to think that she was born just one year ago.

Since her birth, she has gotten four new cousins. 

Now as many of you know that our updates go from monthly to every six months until she is two.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Preview: Roaring Bates and Pending Due Dates

Soon-to-be parents Carlin and Evan lean on Erin and Chad to put the finishing touches on Baby Layla's nursery; Now that the renovations are complete, Josie and Kelton host a housewarming party and celebrate their new business ventures.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Willow and granny

We have the most adorable photo of Kelly and Willow to share with you.
Kelly revealed that her granddaughter's favorite person is Katie! Be sure to stay tune to see photos from her first birthday photoshoot on Wednesday.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Willow turns 1

Happy 1st birthday Willow! 
In the next couple of days, we will be sharing her 12th month of life update!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bringing Up Bates return 1 week

Bringing Up Bates return in one week with brand new episodes. Be sure to stay tune for our brand new Preview Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sundays with the Websters

Every Sunday, John and Alyssa love to share pictures of their family. It's crazy to think their daughters are between the ages of five and two.
Did you know that the next Webster birthday is in November?

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Webster sisters big girl beds

John and Alyssa have been doing home projects during covid and just shared that they have made changes to their daughters bedroom.
Zoey was orginally going to be on the trundle bed however Lexi wanted to sleep on it so the girls switched.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

New photo of Balka family

We have two new photos of Kelton and Josie. The first photo includes Willow who will turn one on July 19th.
The second one is just of Kelton and Josie.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

new photo of Papa Bill

We have a new photo of Papa Bill and Kelly Jo to share with you all. We did share this photo for his Fourth of July birthday post

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

All about Khloe: Eight Months old

Khloe is now eight months old. This past month, she celebrated her sister's birthday and Fourth of July.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Visiting the Forysth family

We have a new photo of Evan and Carlin Stewart with Austin and Joy Forsyth. As many of you know that Carlin and Joy are best friends. Back in June 2019, Carlin went to Arkanas right after Joy lost baby Annabell and as you can see now that Joy is pregnant again and is expecting a baby girl due in August 2020.
We also have a new photo of Layla! Layla ended up staying with Evan's family during Fourth of July.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Fourth of July and Birthdays

Today is Fourth of July and the family is releasing new photos to celebrate America's birthday. 
We want to encourage our readers to be safe today. Today is also Kelton and Papa Bill's birthdays.
Papa Bill is Gil's father and the family usually go up to the farm on many occasions and spend fourth of July with him and mama Jane however due to Covid the family is keeping their distance. 
Today is also Kelton's birthday and we hope that he has a special day with his girls. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July Monthly Preview

* Kelton Balka
* Lawson Bates
* Willow Balka
* Papa Bill

All about Grandchildren:
* Willow Balka
* Khloe Bates
* Holland Paine
* Layla Stewart
* Kolter Smith

Bringing Up Bates:
* Preview
* Recap

Other Posts:
* August Birthdays and anniversary cover
* Fourth of July