Tuesday, February 23, 2021

I Love You Day 2021

The Bates had their annual Valentine's Day party, which they call I Love You Day. There's always a theme for costumes, and this year's theme was animals. Here's a sneak peek at one of the couple's costumes. Do you recognize them?

Photo courtesy of @carlinbates98

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Baby Balka #2 is a...

Kelton Balka, Willow Balka, Josie Balka

Three of the Bates couples are expecting babies due in June (Zach and Whitney Bates, Josie and Kelton Balka, and Tori and Bobby Smith). We already know that the Smiths are having a girl named Charlotte Raine Smith, and Zach and Whitney will welcome a boy named Jayden Carl Bates. But will little Willow Balka have a brother or sister? Josie and Kelton just announced, and...

It's a girl! Her name will be Hazel Sloane Balka. Josie is 21 weeks pregnant and just had her anatomy scan. 

Photo courtesy of @josie_balka; @keltonbalka

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Celebrating Jackson and Addallee

It's Jackson and Addee's birthdays today! Jackson is 19, and Addallee is 15. 

Most of you probably heard that the Bates took a family ski vacation to Colorado a couple weeks ago. Well, Jackson took a spill on some ice while snowboarding and broke two bones in his arm, resulting in surgery. Let's pray for Jackson as he recovers.

Ellie Bates, Callie Bates, Addallee Bates

Jackson Bates
Snowboarding accident, 2021

Photos courtesy of thebatesfamily.com/@thebatesfam; @jacksonebates

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Bobby Turns 26

Happy 26th birthday to Bobby! With the arrival of Maci Jo Webster last week, the Bates now have six birthdays to celebrate in February.

Bobby Smith and Tori Smith on their honeymoon

Photo courtesy of UPtv

Monday, February 15, 2021

4 Webster Sisters

Allie Webster, Zoey Webster, Lexi Webster, Maci Webster

Maci Jo Webster is six days old. Although they aren't the first family in the Bates clan to have four children, Alyssa and John Webster are the first to have four kids of the same gender. Four beautiful girls! For those asking if Maci will be their last baby, Alyssa has said in the past that that is a very real possibility. 

Photo courtesy of @websterforever