Saturday, January 30, 2021

Alyssa bump date photos

As we get closer to announcing Maci Jo's arrival, we wanted to share some pregnancy photos that Alyssa has taken. 
Alyssa is about three weeks away from her due date. 
She can't wait to hold and see Maci Jo
we are sure that neither can the girls and John wait to meet baby Maci.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Five grandsons and counting

In case you missed the news, Zach and Whitney have announced that they are expecting a little boy. 
Baby Jayden will join older brother Bradley and cousins Carson, Kade and Kolter. 

It will be interesting to see if Kelton and Josie have a little boy bringing the total to six boys.  

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Daddy daughter date

John decided that when the girls turn four, he would take them for a daddy daughter date. Allie has been enjoying them for the past two years and now its Lexi's turn to go on a daddy daughter date. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Grandbaby #16: Boy or a girl

We all have been waiting patiently to find out if Zach and Whitney will have a little boy or a little girl since they announced their fourth pregnancy back in November 2020. We just found out that the baby will be a BOY! 

His name will be Jayden Carl Bates! 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Michaella turns 31

 Happy Birthday Michaella

February birthday cover

It's time to release our new monthly cover for February. We will be updating this once baby Maci arrives next month.
Trace and Jeb's birthday is first and the first double birthday in 2021. 

On February 17th, John and Alyssa are due to welcome their fourth child. If the baby is born on February 17th, it will mark the first triple birthday for the family since it's also Jackson and Addallee's birthdays.

Bobby's birthday is February 16 and if the baby arrives a day early, they will be the sixth double birthday for the family.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Tori pregnancy announcement photos

Earlier this week, we shared that Bobby and Tori are expecting their child, a daughter, in June 2021. We have new photos of the soon to be family of five.
The baby will be 15 months younger than her brother, Kolter. She will also be about 2 years and 7 months younger than her brother, Kade.
It will be interesting to see if Charlotte arrives before baby Bates and Baby Balka. It will also be interesting to see if there will be another grandbaby on the way soon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Updated grandchildren count

Now that the Bates family has fourteen grandchildren with FOUR on the way.  We thought that it would be nice to share an updated version of our grandchildren,  granddaughters and grandsons. Now we do not know the genders of baby Bates and baby Balka. 

Grandsons: Bradley, Carson, Kade, and Kolter 

Granddaughters: Allie, Kaci, Brooklyn,  Lexi, Zoey, Khloe, Everly, Holland, Willow, Layla, Maci, and Charlotte. 

Do you think baby Bates is a boy or a girl? Do you think baby Balka is a boy or girl?

Stay tuned for their gender reveals.  

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Grandbaby #18 is on the way

Another grandbaby is on the way and the baby is due in June 2021. 
Bobby and tori are expecting their third child, Charlotte Raine will be here in June 2021.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Stewart family Christmas

Christmas may be over but we have some photos of Evan and Carlin with Layla. 

At the time of the photos, Layla is almost 11 months old and will turn 1 later this month. 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021

New family photo

During Christmas time, John and Alyssa were able to come and see the family and have photos taken.
As many of you know that Alyssa,  Whitney and Josie are expecting. Alyssa is due in five weeks while Josie is due in late June. Whitney is due towards the middle of June.  

Monday, January 11, 2021

Two June babies

We wanted to share an update on both Whitney and Josie pregnancies.  Both girls are due in June. 

Whitney is around 17 weeks pregnant. 

Josie is 15 weeks pregnant. 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Our statement on the capitol attack

We feel that this is important to share with you all. We know that that everyone is upset by the actions against the capital and so is the Bates family. They do not support violence and have been vocal supporters of law enforcement officers.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that were affected by the attack on the capitol. We pray for peace for our nation. We pray for the leadership for our country also.

We do want to remind people that others will have a different opinion of who they want to be president of the United States and how we should all respect it.

God Bless.
The Bates family blog

Balka pregnancy announcement

 We have new photos to share from Kelton and Josie pregnancy announcement that was shared on Tuesday. 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Trump Rally talks

 As many of you know that Lawson and Trace were at one of Trump's supporting rallies and there has been a lot of talks that the boys were apart of the capitol takeover and we are here to clear it up for you all. Now we do want to add that we do not support what happen at the capital and that people that did it need to be held responsible for their actions.

Normally we do not support any kind of rumors but this one needs to be clear up. 

Lawson and Trace were not at the capitol building which Lawson confirmed it on his twitter. 

Lawson Bates: any pictures you saw were at the Ellipse, ref: Washington monument in the background. The capitol building is a separate location, and we were not there.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Three pregnancies!

The Bates family are expecting three grandchildren to arrive very soon. One is due in February and the other two are due in June 2021.

Up first is John and Alyssa.  They are expecting their fourth child due February 17th. 

Up second is Zach and Whitney. They are expecting their fourth child in June 2021.

Up last is Kelton and Josie. They are expecting their second child due in June 2021.

Bringing Up Bates special

We know that you all have been missing the Bates family and today we have some news to share with you.
You don't want to miss a Bringing Up Bates special that looks back at the best and fun moments from season 1 to 9. It airs on January 21 at 9pm Et. 
Season 10 premiere has not been announced yet but stay tuned.  

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Baby Balka #2

Yesterday we shared the news that there is a new grandbaby on the way. 
Kelton and Josie are beyond excited to be welcoming their second little one in June! 
Dont worry we will be sharing the pregnancy announcement photos this weekend. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Sunday, January 3, 2021

New photos of Nathan and special friend

We have two new photos of Nathan and a special friend. Her name is Esther Keyes. 
Nathan created an Instagram account. 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Pictures with the grandbabies

 In honor of Gil's birthday, Kelly shared new photos with their grandbabies. Now the family does have two grandbabies on the way. One is due in February while the other one is due in June. If you notice that Bobby and Tori's boys are not featured, Kelly did say that Tori has not been able to get her family photos done but will soon.

Gil and Kelly with their three grandchildren by Zach and Whitney. As many of you know that Zach and Whitney are expecting their fourth grandchild due in June 2021.
Gil and Kelly with Carson, Brooklyn, Everly, and Holland.
Gil and Kelly with Allie, Lexi, and Zoey. John and Alyssa are expecting their fourth child due in February 2021. They are naming her Maci Jo. Lexi will celebrate her birthday in a few short weeks.

Gil and Kelly with Willow.

Gil and Kelly with Layla. She will celebrate her birthday at the end of the month. 

Friday, January 1, 2021

Gil turns 56

 Happy Birthday Gil! 

January Monthly preview

 Welcome to another brand new year on this blog. We first wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. 


* Gil Bates

* Michaella Keilen

* Lexi Webster

* Layla Stewart

All about Grandchildren: 

* Kolter Smith

* Layla Stewart

Other Posts:

* January Monthly preview 

* February birthday cover

* Updated February birthday cover

* January Recap