Wishing Ellie Bates a blessed 9th birthday! Her name, Ellie Bridget, means "strong light," and her favorite activity is horseback riding. Did you know that Ellie is only 14 months younger than Addallee? Those who watch Bringing Up Bates have probably noticed that the two sisters are very close.
Addallee "Addee" Bates and Ellie Bates
Photo courtesy of the Bates family