Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hearing Aids, Rock Walls, and Bohemian Decor

Tonight on an all-new episode of Bringing Up Bates (9pm ET/8pm CT on UPtv), you'll see four different storylines.

Gil and Kelly take Addallee to the audiologist to reevaluate her hearing.

At the Balkas' new apartment, Josie and her friend Samantha work on putting up decorations...

And later, Gil and Kelly take their youngest children, Judson and Jeb, on a surprise outing to a rock-climbing gym. You'll get a kick out of watching them try to make it up the wall.

Trace also does a ride-along with Zach (see yesterday's video clip).

Photos courtesy of UPtv

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Another 'Officer Bates'?

Trace Bates and Zach Bates
Trace Bates Goes on a Ride-Along with Zach Bates

"I think every adult can look back on their life and say, 'Man, I could have made decisions that put me on firmer footing at this point in my life,' and I've tried to pass that to all my brothers..."
-Zach Bates

Trace is following in older brother Zach's footsteps and has completed training to become a Sheriff's Deputy Officer. But rather than push Trace into a full-time law enforcement career right away, Zach's goal is to help his younger brother make decisions that will prepare him to be financially stable and provide for his future wife (video below).

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Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Kelly Goes Rock Climbing

Gil and Kelly Bates try rock climbing
Gil and Kelly Bates Go Rock Climbing

"If Mom is doing stuff with Judson and Jeb and Dad is out there doing it, guarantee you Mom tried to climb that rock wall. They get this mentality thing that they're 25 again."
-Lawson Bates

This week on Bringing UP Bates, you'll see Gil and Kelly take Judson and Jeb to an indoor rock climbing gym. Even though the Bates parents are also grandparents, they aren't interested in sitting on the sidelines. Watch them give it a try in the entertaining video below. Kelly doesn't quite trust the self-belay system...

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

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).

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv