Thursday, January 15, 2015

Recap: "Bates Gone Wild"

Tonight on Bringing Up Bates, "Bates Gone Wild"...
  • Zach and Lawson take Tori and Carlin out for a driving lesson. "I'm scared to ride with them, so I put it off on Zach," admits Kelly. There is a lot of yelling and teasing as the girls cruise through the hills of Eastern Tennessee, but it's all in fun.
  • "Carlin, she's slightly over confident," says Lawson. "The confidence is way ahead of the skill right now." Tori is more cautious. Both girls passed their driving tests.
  • "This family lacks good drivers," says Lawson.
  • The Bates (minus a few of the older kids) prepare for a camping trip with other families from their church. Kelly gets all the kids involved in packing. It takes longer than it would have if she and the older kids had done everything, but the goal is to teach the younger kids a skill, not to complete the task as quickly as possible.
  • Kelly encourages the kids to keep all the camping supplies organized. "Mommy gets stressed without organization," she says.
  • Just as everyone is about to leave for the trip, Jeb puts a rock up his nose. Kelly sits him down and tells him to blow out. She is then able to use her finger to retrieve the rock.
  • "I don't know why kids put things in their noses," says Gil. "But for some reason, it's a favorite pastime."
  • Tori is allowed to drive the van on the camping trip, but as she is pulling out of the driveway, she hits the trailer. Lawson says the family has not let her live it down. "We're tough on cars," admits Zach.
  • When the Bates arrive at the campsite, they realize they left a few tents behind, so they have to get creative with sleeping arrangements.
  • All the families gather around the campfire, and Gil, who is a phenomenal artist, does a chalk drawing. "Chalk art is a great way to communicate a message," he says.
  • The Bates are short of blankets and don't end up sleeping well, but they still have smiles on their faces the next morning.
  • "Dad snored all night," says Carlin. "He snores like a frog," adds Tori.
  • The crew piles into canoes and goes for a trip down the river. Carlin volunteers to watch eight little ones so her mom can go canoeing.
  • "I'm not that intimidated because there's only eight," says Carlin, who regularly watches 25 children in the church nursery with only one other person.
  • "Carlin has just a love for children and an enthusiasm to make things fun," says Gil.
  • "It was scarier than I pictured," Kelly says of canoeing. The canoe that she is in with Gil and Judson ends up flipping over.
  • At lunchtime, the crew realizes that they don't have charcoal, so they resort to using wood, which is a much slower process.
  • "My dad is not the best cook," says Katie, as she chows down on a burnt burger.
  • As the Bates pack up and leave the campsite, everyone talks about how much they enjoyed the experience.
  • "It's always a lot of work, but we do it for the kids and for the memories," says Kelly.

13 comments:

  1. I don't have cable, do you know of any other way to watch these shows?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sarah,

      Unfortunately, the episodes are not on Amazon, iTunes, or YouTube. We will let you know if that changes. :)

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

      Delete
  2. Will we be able to view episode 2 and 3 on your blog? Please let me know, thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right now, there is no way to view episodes 2 and 3 online, but we will let you know if they become available on YouTube, Amazon, or iTunes. :)

      ~Lily and Ellie

      Delete
  3. There was an infant left with Carlin while the others when canoeing. Who does the baby belong to?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The infant belongs to one of the couples at the church that the Bates family attends. :)

      ~Lily and Ellie

      Delete
  4. I liked this episode. Looks like they had alot of fun camping.
    Thanks for all the work you do on this blog.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This family is so much fun, im lovin it !

    ReplyDelete
  6. Any idea if season 1 of Bringing Up Bates will be added to Amazon so those without cable can watch?

    ReplyDelete
  7. Right now, the episodes are not available on Amazon, but we will let you know if that changes. :)

    ~Lily and Ellie

    ReplyDelete
  8. what satelite are your shows on?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "Bringing Up Bates" airs on UP TV. Visit this page on the UP website to find out if your television provider carries the channel: http://up.viewerlink.tv/

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

      Delete
  9. are the bates ever going to come to New Holland, pa?

    ReplyDelete