Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bates Family Returns in 4 Days

Bringing Up Bates returns to UP TV this Thursday at 9pm ET/8pm CT. (Visit our Showtimes page for details.) What are you most looking forward to seeing in the upcoming season?

The Bates family gathers to watch an episode of their show, Bringing Up Bates

Photos courtesy of TLC

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lawson Sings With His Siblings

In celebration of Memorial Day, Lawson Bates performed "America the Beautiful" with his seven youngest siblings--Warden, Isaiah, Addallee, Ellie, Callie, Judson, and Jeb. Video below:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Erin on Pregnancy Struggles

Since their wedding in 2013, Erin and Chad Paine have had three miscarriages. It was a difficult time for the newlyweds, but Erin says the strain of not knowing whether they would be able to have a family bonded them closer together as a couple (video below).

Erin was a diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder last year and, with medical intervention and God's grace, was able to sustain a pregnancy. She and Chad were thrilled to welcome baby Carson on May 14th.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bates Wedding #4

Wedding bells are ringing for another Bates couple. Brandon Keilen proposed to Michaella Bates on April 13th, and the two have chosen August 15th as their wedding date. They will tie the knot at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. The lovebirds plan to settle in Chicago.

Check in with Michaella and Brandon on season two of UP's Bringing Up Bates, which premieres June 4th.

 Michaella Bates
(The future Mrs. Brandon Keilen)

Engagement dinner with Michaella's parents, Brandon's parents, and Brandon's sisters

Photos courtesy of UP

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

16 Days!

Are you looking forward to the season two premiere of Bringing Up Bates? In just 16 days, the Bates family will return to UP with 13 new episodes. With Michaella's engagement and the arrival of two more grandchildren, this season will be filled with plenty of excitement (video below).

Bates #13 Turns 12

Wishing Warden Bates a happy 12th birthday!

Photo courtesy of the Bates family

Friday, May 15, 2015

Pictures of Baby Carson

Erin (Bates) and Chad Paine welcomed their first child, Charles Stephen Paine IV, last night. They will call him Carson. He weighed six pounds and was born more than three weeks early. Carson is Gil and Kelly Bates' third grandchild.

 Carson Paine

 Erin and Chad Paine with baby Carson

Gil and Kelly Bates join Erin, Chad, and Carson (Bates Grandbaby #3)

Photos courtesy of UP

Carson Paine is Here!

Erin and Chad Paine welcomed baby Carson yesterday night. "Words cannot describe the joy we feel," Erin told PEOPLE. Despite Erin's high risk pregnancy, Carson is healthy. We are in the car and unable to post a picture, but you can see one on the PEOPLE website:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mother's Day in the Bates House

Erin (Bates) Paine recalls how her family celebrated Mother's Day when she was young (video below). "Dad really put a lot of thought and effort into the day to make it special for Mom," says Erin. In less than four weeks, Erin and Chad are due with their first child, a son named Charles Stephen Paine IV. They have already decided to call him Carson.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Allie Jane's Newborn Photos

Allie Jane Webster, daughter of John Webster and Alyssa (Bates) Webster, is one month and one day old. Here are a few pictures from Allie's newborn session with photographer Macey Heim.

Photos courtesy Macey Heim Photography

Friday, May 8, 2015

Being a Bates

Michaella Bates, 25, and Alyssa (Bates) Webster, 20, share memories from their childhood. "We've run out of hot water a lot," says Michaella, who recently became engaged to Brandon Keilen. Mark your calenders! Season two of Bringing Up Bates premieres June 4th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on UP.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Don't Fence Me In

Listen to the talented Lawson Bates perform "Don't Fence Me In," a song written in 1934 by Cole Porter and Robert Fletcher (video and lyrics below).

"Don't Fence Me In"
Wildcat Kelly, lookin' mighty pale
Was standin' by the Sherriff's side
And when that Sherriff said, "I'm sending you to jail"
Wildcat raised his head and cried

Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above
Don't fence me in
Let me ride through the wide open country that I love
Don't fence me in

Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze
And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
Send me off forever but I ask you please
Don't fence me in

Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle
Underneath the western skies
On my cayuse, let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains rise

I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences
And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses
I can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences
Don't fence me in

Saturday, May 2, 2015