Monday, March 18, 2019

3 Paines in a Wagon

Carson Paine, Everly Paine, Brooklyn Paine
Carson Paine, Everly Paine, Brooklyn Paine

Got the Monday blues? Hopefully this photo will help. Erin and Chad Paine currently have three children ages three and under, but not for long. Carson turns four years old in May! Everly will be one in 12 days, and Brooklyn celebrates her third birthday in August.


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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Crossed Signals

Erin Bates Paine and Lawson Bates

A Bates family project is sure to involve plenty of laughs and crossed signals, and decorating Kade's nursery was no different. First, Erin must recall the lesson that Chad gave her on how to use the laser level. It also happens to be Chad's newest "toy," which means she absolutely cannot break it. And later, Erin and Tori realize that there was a misunderstanding on what it would take to paint one of the walls of the room (video below).


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Friday, March 15, 2019

Katie's Career Goals


What has 18-year-old Katie Bates been up to? Last year, she was enrolled in the one-year Bible program at Crown College. In May, we posted about her dream to be a nurse, but when the fall semester kicked off at Crown, she made the decision to follow in Josie's footsteps and study cosmetology.

"Last minute this semester, I decided to sign up to do the cosmetology program," Katie explained on last night's episode. So what happened to nursing? She is still hoping to attend nursing school after finishing cosmetology school, which takes most students two years to complete. Stay tuned to see what what Katie ends up pursuing as a long-term career!

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

'Nashville Nursery Makeover' Recap

Bringing Up Bates "Nashville Nursery Makeover"

  • “Ever since we moved, I’ve been talking with Erin, telling her she has to come decorate before he gets here because I have no skills whatsoever,” says Tori. In Nashville, Kelly, Erin, Everly, Whitney, Callie, and Bradley arrive at Tori’s apartment to help decorate Kade’s nursery. Lawson is already there.
  • “I didn’t get invited on this trip,” says Gil. “Of course, I’m always the guy that says, ‘Oh, don’t do that….it’s fine like it is.’”
  • But in all seriousness, Gil is very happy. “It sure is wonderful when, as a parent, you look at your kids all working together to help each other…”
  • Tori only has two bedrooms in her apartment, so the nursery must double as a guest bedroom. “I usually volunteer Chad for a lot of work,” says Erin. “[Tori] didn’t have a headboard, so I’m like, ‘Hey, you know what, Chad’s great at those. He can make that, no problem.’”
  • When it’s time to move furniture, Lawson does not allow pregnant Tori to lift anything, even light drawers. The walls in the apartment cannot be painted, so Erin makes square decals out of contact paper to create an accent wall. Everyone else is doubtful that it will end up looking good. “I’ve got confidence in her, but this is one that I honestly cannot picture,” says Kelly.
  • At Hendersonville Samaritan Thrift Store, the ladies shop for decorations. But it isn’t long before they are adding clothing items to the cart. “My sisters, when they go shopping for one thing, it does not mean that’s all they will be shopping for, and that can be a dangerous thing,” says Lawson.
  • Zach arrives with Kaci and tries to move things along. “Dad would die if he was here,” he says.
  • “I cannot go into a thrift store and just buy a couple of things,” admits Erin during an interview. “I have to see everything in the thrift store. Have you ever seen...them people that go in there and find something that’s like a million dollar artifact? That could be me finding that for us one day.”
  • “I’m not sure what a million dollar artifact would look like, but I know what a good pair of jeans looks like,” responds Chad.
  • When they return to the apartment, two women deliver a bouquet of flowers, a huge bunch of balloons, and snacks for Kelly’s birthday. They are from Gil, of course. “I almost think that I do better when I’m away on my birthday because I get this huge surprise package every time, then I still get to celebrate when I come home,” says the birthday girl. “It’s a good deal!”
  • The room turns out great, and Tori and Bobby could not be happier. “…We could put some decals on the wall and make it fitting for a baby, but once you’ve been exposed to what Erin can do to a room, there’s no going back,” says Bobby.
  • In Powell (near Knoxville), Katie is in class at Crown College. “Last minute this semester, I decided to sign up to do the cosmology program,” says Katie. “Today we are working on our very first day of hair color, so I’m kind of nervous…” Josie kills it, so there’s a level of intimidation.”
  • “The thing that scares us with Katie is, she’s a bit of a prankster and a jokester, and I’ve just got a feeling that the first time I let her cut my hair, she’s going to just like do something crazy…” says Lawson.
  • Katie still hopes to study nursing. “I’m the kind of person that wants to do everything I see…but finishing it is the thing,” she says. “I want to do nursing, but I’m going to finish up cosmetology first…”

Tonight: Nashville Nursery Makeover

Tonight (9pm ET/8pm CT) on an all-new episode of Bringing Up Bates, a handful of Bates travel to Nashville to help Tori Smith decorate Kade's nursery.

Bradley Bates and Carson Paine
Bradley Bates and Carson Paine
 
They stop at a local thrift store to buy a few items, but they come out with multiple carts of decorations, clothing, and toys.

Bringing Up Bates Whitney and Tori Bates
Whitney Bates and Tori Bates Smith

Everyone plays a part in decorating the nursery, even the little kids. The Bates are very confident in Erin's ability to transform the empty bedroom into a baby room, although they admit that they are a little uncertain about her idea for an accent wall. Tune in to see the finished product!

Zach Bates, Kaci Bates, Bradley Bates
 
Also on tonight's show, we see a glimpse of Katie at cosmetology school. What happened to her goal of studying nursing? You might be surprised at what her plan is...

Katie Bates

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