Wednesday, September 7, 2016

4 Paines, 4 Bates

Gil and Kelly Bates are the proud grandparents of two grandsons and three granddaughters. The two latest arrivals, Kaci Lynn Bates and Brooklyn Elise Paine, are less than two months apart. Kaci is now 11 weeks old, while Brooklyn is about to reach her five-week milestone.

Here are a few snapshots of the little Bates family and the Paine clan...

 Kaci Bates and Brooklyn Paine

 Carson Paine (almost 16 months)

 Whitney Bates and Kaci Bates

 Zach Bates, Bradley Bates, and Kaci Bates

Brooklyn Paine

Photos courtesy of Chad and Erin Paine (, Zach and Whitney Bates


  1. Brooklyn is adorable! She looks exactly like Chad in that last picture

  2. Cute babies :) But one thing I keep wondering is that why american babies seem to sit so much. I see bumbo seats used with very young babies in many blogs. I live in northern Europe and around here it's recommended that babies under 5 months should not be seated, because their spine is not developed enough to sit and that can cause problems. When not held babies should be on the floor where they can develope and strenghten their muscles better than while sitting.

  3. They are all affordable! I really like the first, second, and last pictures!😊

  4. I have so much respect for this family. Unfortunately I can't receive their program in Canada, and I'd gladly give up other channels to receive this one. So I read the blog, watch for posts on Facebook, and watch snippets of programs shown on the UPtv channel. May God Bless each one of the Bates family, including the partners of the married couples, grandchildren and extended family. Kelly and Gil are so down-to-earth, and probably spend more time with their children than many whose children are sitting in front of a TV or computer during most of their spare time.

  5. I think both baby girls look like their dads and the little boys look like their moms. All are adorable! Congratulations to Zach & Whitney and Chad & Erin! May God give you wisdom as you raise your families. Praying they all grow up to know, love and serve God their whole lives. God bless the whole family! :) ~ JMN

    1. I think the boys look like their dads too! Brad is Zach's mini-me, while Carson does so many of Chad's expressions! ;)

  6. Whitney looks great!! Brooklyn and Kaci Lynn are just too cute for words :) Brooklyn looks just like her dad

  7. I love the pictures of the new babies. I really enjoy watching the show. This family seems so down to earth, non judgmental and truly happy. Thanks for sharing and encouraging others.