Friday, February 23, 2018

Bates Enjoy Early Spring Weather

Spring has sprung early! The Bates are taking advantage of this week's beautifully warm weather with some outdoor activities.

Carlin Bates and Brooklyn Paine
 Carlin Bates shows Brooklyn Paine how to play tee-ball

Carlin Bates, Erin Paine, Whitney Bates
 Carlin Bates, Erin Paine, Whitney Bates
(with the film crew in the background) 

Judson Bates, Whitney Bates, Kaci Lynn Bates
 Judson Bates, Whitney Bates, Kaci Lynn Bates

Carlin Bates, Kelly Bates, Josie Bates
Carlin Bates, Kelly Bates, Josie Bates
mother-daughter bonding


Photos courtesy of thebatesfamily.com, Carlin Bates

Thursday, February 22, 2018

More New Episodes?

Bringing UP Bates

Since the start of season seven, the Bates have officially filmed more than 100 episodes of Bringing Up Bates, which premiered on New Year's Day 2015. (They were also featured in a mini series, called United Bates of America, on TLC in 2012.)

We know some of you are concerned, as last week's episode was a recap of the best Bates sports moments, and tonight's episode will highlight the most viewed Bates clips. But we want to assure you that new episodes will return next Thursday.

This season will be the largest to date. The network has ordered 26 episodes, so the Bates still have plenty of exciting footage in store for viewers!

Photo courtesy of UP

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Zach and Lawson: Caption This

Lawson Bates and Zach Bates
 Zach Bates and Lawson Bates

"That's totally more James Bond than Barney Fife."
-Lawson Bates

In this clip, you'll get a look at some raw footage of oldest Bates brothers Zach and Lawson, as they come up with captions for some of their goofiest photos.


Photo/video courtesy of UP

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Life's Biggest Moments

 Tori Bates Smith wedding

Happy Tuesday! We came across this UP promo video and thought you might enjoy watching it. How many Bates family members can you spot?


Photo/video courtesy of UP

Monday, February 19, 2018

Bates in Myrtle Beach

Gil and Kelly Bates and a handful of their kids and grandchildren traveled down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for a mini vacation this weekend. The weather wasn't incredibly warm, but they enjoyed spending time together as a family. Below are a few snapshots.

Carlin Bates and Evan Stewart
 Carlin Bates and Evan Stewart

Carlin Bates and Evan Stewart
 Carlin and Evan

Trace Bates, Nathan Bates, Lawson Bates
 Trace Bates, Nathan Bates, Lawson Bates

Lawson Bates and Lexi Webster
 Lawson Bates and Lexi Mae Webster

Allie Jane Bates
 Allie Jane Webster

Ellie Bates and Brooklyn Paine
 Ellie Bates and Brooklyn Paine

Photos courtesy of thebatesfamily.com, lawsonbates.com