Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sneak Peek of Lawson Bates' New Album

On Monday, we posted a digital exclusive featuring a segment of the hymn "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus," performed by Lawson Bates and Emily Ann Roberts. This morning, we have another video of the dynamic duo to share. (UP sure does know how to keep viewers happy with all these videos!) This time, Lawson and Emily Ann are singing a Lawson Bates Original.

Stay tuned for announcements regarding Lawson's upcoming album and fall tour.

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Erin and a Very Tiny Brooklyn

At 24 days old, Brooklyn Elise Paine is still very tiny. Proud parents Erin and Chad Paine are soaking up every moment with their newest arrival...

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Bates Get Their Greens

Meant to share this video with you early this morning, but time got away from us...

This week on Bringing Up Bates, Gil and Kelly Bates take the kids to Austin's Steak and Homestyle Buffet for an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord. Everyone enjoys the experience, but the only problem is that Kelly is unable to look over each child's shoulder as they choose their food.

"When my mom says, 'Make sure everybody gets some greens'...the kids interpret that very loosely," says Nathan Bates.

"Three or four came back with all green gummy bears on their ice cream," adds Gil Bates.

Bringing Up Bates "Bates Dish It Out," airs Thursday at 9pm ET/8pm CT on UP.

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Monday, August 29, 2016

Music and Food? Yes, Please!

Bringing Up Bates season four continues this Thursday with another all-new episode. The Bates have said that music and food are two of their favorites, and this week's show reflects that statement perfectly.

Watch as Lawson Bates continues work on his new album, with help from Emily Ann Roberts, a former contestant on The Voice. And accompany the Bates on an outing to an all-you-can-eat buffet, a dream come true for a family that has more than a dozen hungry mouths to feed. Do you enjoy buffets?

Check out the promo videos, and be sure to read today's Bates birthday post

Photo/videos courtesy of UP

Nathan Bates Turns 23

Wishing Nathan Bates a blessed 23rd birthday! The fifth oldest of Gil and Kelly Bates' 19 children, his full name is Kenneth Nathaniel Bates. He works in the family tree business, has a private pilot license, and is pursuing a commercial pilot license. Nathan and Lawson are also reserve deputy sheriff for the local sheriff department.

Photo courtesy of UP

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Random Bates Facts

Happy Sunday! For your enjoyment, we have a few random Bates facts to share with you this afternoon...
  • The Bates just started their homeschooling year, so their lives have suddenly become much busier. They primarily use A Beka Book, which, according to Kelly Bates, stays close to the public school schedule and produces high standardized test scores.
  • Trace Bates hopes to audition to be a trick rider at the Dixie Stampede very soon. How exciting is that?
  • Three-week-old Brooklyn Paine is doing very well, as are the rest of the Paines. Erin still teaches piano lessons out of her home, and Katie usually comes over to babysit Carson and Brooklyn. Erin and Chad are in the process of starting a furniture business, which they will call Cherin's.

Photo courtesy of UP

Friday, August 26, 2016

Throwback: Bates sing "The Love of God"

We're a day late with our #ThrowbackThursday post, but better late than never, right? This week's #TBT is a video of the Bates family singing the hymn "The Love of God" back in 2011, when Gil and Kelly had "only" 18 children.

On a side note, the 2013 movie Indescribable tells the story of "The Love of God."

"The Love of God"
Frederick M. Lehman

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.


Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Recap: 'Growing Paine'

Bringing Up Bates "Growing Paine"
  • Kelly, Lawson, and Carlin take Josie and Katie on a secluded road to practice driving. The two girls recently received their driver’s permits and are eager to get behind the wheel. When Gil expresses a little bit of concern, Josie replies: “Dad, I’m like the bomb driver. All they gotta tell me is the gas and brake and I’ve got it.”
  • Katie is more confident behind the wheel, but her passengers let out quite a few screams as she drifts into the wrong lane a few times. Josie is much more cautious and takes it slower. Katie and Josie agree that driving is more difficult than it looks. But then again, they are learning on a 15-passenger van...
  • Meanwhile, Erin and Chad prepare to host Carson’s first birthday party. Michaella arrives from Chicago to help. Chad’s mom, Tammy, and two of his siblings, Tabitha and Johnny, also come into town for the event.
  • Erin and Chad say they are enjoying parenthood: “It really blows my mind that time has gone by so quick, but it’s been so sweet and special," shares Chad. "It’s just a thrill.”
  • “These first birthdays are great,” says Gil. “But the problem is…they’re going to get really expensive.” He and Kelly joke that they might have to stop giving birthday presents to their married children so they can afford gifts for the grandbabies.
  • After lunch, guests enjoys watching various family members run around the yard wearing Bump N’ Bounce Body Bumpers. (The song playing in the background is "Tomorrow" by Dewey Lybecker, Daniel Read, and Chris Soother.)
  • Next is the three-legged and four-legged race. After the activities, everyone gathers around Carson’s highchair to watch him eat his cupcake. (See Tuesday's post for a hilarious deleted scene.)
  • “It was a fun birthday party,” shares Gil. “I don’t know that Carson’s going to remember it, but it will be one that we never forget.”

'Growing Paine' TONIGHT

Less than four hours to go until this week's new episode airs on UP...

Tonight on Bringing Up Bates, Kelly Bates and Lawson Bates give Josie Bates and Katie Bates their first driving lesson. When the chaos begins, the girls wonder why they are being taught be the two most dramatic members of the family. Later, the Bates gather at Erin and Chad Paine's cottage-style house to celebrate Carson Paine's first birthday.

Thursday, August 25
8pm ET: Bates Make the Grade
8:30pm ET: The 20th Bates
9pm ET: Growing Paine (NEW)
9:30pm ET: Bates Make the Grade

Here are a few snapshots from the show, as well as another sneak peek video:

 The kids enjoy the Bump N' Bonce Body Bumpers

 All the Bates beg to hold Carson at his birthday party

 Jeb Bates

 Grandma Kelly Bates and Carson Paine

 Erin and Carson Paine

 Erin's homemade pin the tail on the donkey

 Four-legged race

 Water balloon toss

 Josie Bates' first driving lesson

Photos/video courtesy of UP

Watch Season 4 Online

Are you hoping to catch up on past episodes of Bringing Up Bates before tonight's show airs? Season four is now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video! iTunes has all 12 episodes that have aired thus far, while Amazon has episodes one through 10.

We have included the prices and corresponding links below:

Amazon HD: $1.99 per episode
Amazon SD*: $0.99 per episode

iTunes HD: $2.99 per episode, $25.99 for the season pass
iTunes SD: $1.99 per episode, $16.99 for the season pass

*For Amazon SD, visit the Amazon HD page, and click "More Purchase Options."

For those who subscribe to Up Faith and Family, season four has not yet been uploaded, but we will let you know when it becomes available.

As always, we will continue to post a recap of each episode immediately after it airs. (Visit our Watch Full Episodes page for links to past recaps.)

Photo courtesy of UP. This is not a sponsored post. We do not receive any compensation for providing these links. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bates Speaking Engagement

Are you eager to meet Kelly Jo Bates? Then you'll be thrilled to hear that she has an upcoming speaking engagement! The mom of 19 will be the special guest at the South Haven Baptist Church 2016 Ladies Conference in Springfield, Tennessee.

The event takes place Saturday, September 17th, from 8:15am-5:00pm and is geared towards adult women and teenage girls The cost is $45 per person. Visit the church website to register. (Hurry, seating is limited.)

The Bates visited South Haven Baptist Church three years ago when Gil Bates preached a sermon for the congregation.

Photo courtesy of UP

Body Bumpers + Bates = Chaos

The Bates sure know how to have a good time! To ensure that everyone has fun at Carson Paine's first birthday party, Kelly Bates buys a package of "Bump N' Bounce Body Bumpers," as well as a set of "Mega Boxing Gloves," both made by Banzai.

The entire family has a blast watching the younger kids run into each other and topple over onto the ground. Then Papa Bates and the older guys decide to give the new toys a try, and they completely dominate the field (video below).

Be sure to tune into UP tomorrow evening at 9pm ET/8pm CT for a brand new episode of Bringing Up Bates.

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Carson's Cake Smash Gone Wrong

"The reason Carson didn't eat his cupcake is Chad's fault because Chad don't like him to have sweets or anything that's bad for him, so...he likes yogurt, Greek yogurt, that Chad feeds him."

-Erin (Bates) Paine

When the Bates family gathers around Carson's high chair in the video below, they expect the one-year-old to happily smash his cupcake all over his face. Carson's reaction is priceless; he has no interest in eating the decadent treat, but cousin Bradley Bates sure does! Tune into this week's episode of Bringing Up Bates for more footage from Carson Paine's first birthday party.

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Bates Gals in Florida

Seeking a bit of relaxation before school starts up again, a handful of the Bates sisters took a girls trip to Florida. Sister-in-law and mother of two Whitney Bates also joined in on the fun. Erin Paine, Michael Keilen, and Alyssa Webster were unable to make it.

Do you recognize the vacation spot? It's Cinnamon Beach in Palm Coast, Florida.

Katie Bates, Carlin Bates, Josie Bates, Tori Bates, and Whitney Bates

Photo courtesy of

Monday, August 22, 2016

Driver's Ed with the Bates Family

It's time for Josie Bates and Katie Bates to learn how to drive! You would think that after teaching nine children to operate a motor vehicle Gil and Kelly Bates would be professional driver's ed instructors, but as you'll see in this week's episode, it's still a chaotic ordeal.

In the extended scene below, Josie and Katie join Kelly, Lawson, and Carlin in the 15-passenger van to learn the basics.

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Friday, August 19, 2016

Josie Bates Disciplines

Gil and Kelly Bates' calm and intentional discipline tactics have rubbed off on their older children. While Mom and Dad are away on a trip in a recent episode, 16-year-old Josie Bates gently but firmly corrects five-year-old Judson Bates, who has refused to eat his lunch.

Josie: "Look at me. Are you having the right attitude? I at least want you to eat your bologna. You're not allowed to just eat yogurt. Understand me? Look at me."

And surprisingly, Judson sits down and eats. What do you think of the Bates' approach to discipline? Their kids are well behaved, so they must be doing something right.

Photo courtesy of UP

Win a 'Bates-cation'

Bates-ca·tion (bāts-kā-shən) n. a time of rest away from the demands of work, school, and household chores that includes tons of exciting adventures with Gil and Kelly Bates and their 19 children!

Did you catch the 20th Bates episode last night? (If not, click here to read our recap.) Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win another Bates contest.

UP does not currently have plans to run a third 20th Bates sweepstakes, but the network has an even better opportunity for Bates fans. Instead of spending a day with your favorite super-sized family from Tennessee, how about taking a vacation with them? Or rather, a Bates-cation?

One lucky individual, as well as one guest, will win a four-day, three-night trip with the Bates family! The destination and dates have not yet been determined.

This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are thirteen years or older at the time of entry. Minors must have permission from a parent or guardian.

Visit to read the official rules and to enter the sweepstakes.

Photo courtesy of UP

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Recap: "The 20th Bates"

Bringing Up Bates "The 20th Bates"...

  • Did you enter UP’s 20th Bates contest? After watching a bunch of entry videos, the Bates select 14-year-old Emma Wright from Texas. She and her mom travel to the Knoxville area to spend a day with the Bates family.
  • The first item on the agenda is Bible study. Then, it’s time for chores. Kelly lets Emma sample the two most hated chores, dishes and laundry, but the Bates mom lends a hand because she feels bad making Emma help. “My mom’s number one rule [is] new guests are ever allowed to work,” says Tori.
  • Later, the Bates let Emma choose a few activities. Emma asks Erin to give her a makeover. Carlin curls Emma’s hair while Erin does her makeup.
  • When do the Bates girls start wearing makeup? Kelly says around age 15 or 16. “Just remember, Emma,” Kelly cautions. “This is great and fun, but just remember: You’re beautiful without all this too. You’re beautiful like you were, too.”
  • When the girls finish their makeup party, they are surprised to find two horses in the living room! Nathan and Trace take Emma riding.
  • At the end of the day, everyone piles into the Bates’ 15-passenger van and heads over to Zach and Whitney’s house for a cookout.
  • “They’re so genuine,” says Emma. “The people that they are on TV, that’s how they act in real life.”
  • “TV makes us look better than we are, but you’re sweet,” says Carlin.

Meet the 20th Bates Tonight

It's Bates night! Tune in to UP this evening for an all-new episode of Bringing Up Bates, as well as two reruns. Did you enter the most recent 20th Bates contest? Tonight you'll meet the winner and watch her experience a day in the life of the Bates family.

Thursday, August 18
8pm: Who's In Charge?
8:30pm: Bates Make the Grade
9pm: The 20th Bates (NEW)
Ever wonder what it would be like to be part of the Bates family? Join the 20th Bates contest winner as they meet the family and embark on a day-in-the-life of a Bates. From doing chores to riding horses, our lucky fan will quickly learn that while it isn't always easy being a Bates, it sure is fun!
Check out these snapshots. We have also embedded a sneak peak video below. 

 Emma--the 20th Bates--and her mom pose for a picture in the Bates' kitchen

 Everyone, including the Bates dad, enjoys spending the day with Emma

 Gil Bates and his pal Jeb

Trace Bates takes the ecstatic Jeb Bates for a ride
 Erin Bates Paine and Josie Bates

 Emma joins the younger Bates on the trampoline

Emma and the guys compete in a game of volleyball at Zach and Whitney's house

The Bates Meet Emma

Photos/video courtesy of UP

Bates to Return for Season 5

For those who didn't see yesterday's post, we want to make sure you know that season four of Bringing Up Bates will continue into the fall. And we have more exciting news to share...

UP just announced that Bringing Up Bates has been renewed for a fifth season! The show is growing in popularity, and season four is outperforming season three. As of now, the network has ordered 13 new episodes from the production company, to air in 2017.

In the same press release, UP also announced that another hit original series, Growing Up McGhee, will return for a second season.

UP executive vice president and general manager Amy Winter shared why she believes the two families have been so successful on reality TV:

“Bringing Up Bates and Growing Up McGhee truly speak to our audience with the perfect blend of heart and humor. They are brand-defining series that deliver on UP’s promise to bring viewers great stories about families of all shapes and sizes. These lovable families have welcomed viewers into their homes each week, and we are excited to continue the journey with them and experience all of the love, laughter, excitement, and chaos in their ever-changing and highly entertaining lives.”

We love the network's description of Bringing Up Bates:

Led by devoted father Gil and his loving wife Kelly Jo, the Bates do everything in bulk while staying true to their values and rules for the family. But lately – as viewers will see – their simple rural lifestyle in Tennessee is in a flurry of transitions as this remarkable and ever-growing family continues to navigate life’s triumphs and challenges.

Photo courtesy of, UP

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Horse in the House?

Are you looking forward to tomorrow's new episode of Bringing Up Bates? We have a couple entertaining videos to share that are sure to put a smile on your face.

In one of them, Kelly Bates utters the words: "Don't you let that horse poop in my kitchen!" What could possibly cause the Bates mom to be worried about a horse in her kitchen? Watch the videos to find out...

Tour the Bates' "Castle"

Are Horses Allowed in the House?
Photo/videos courtesy of UP

Season 4 Extended

 Warden Bates, Isaiah Bates, and Jackson Bates

Are you looking forward to tomorrow's new episode of Bringing Up Bates? We have an announcement to share that is sure to make your day...

Seasons one, two, and three contained only 13-14 episodes each. For those who thought that season four would follow suit, you'll be thrilled to hear that it won't. UP listened to your feedback and decided to extend season four! New episodes of Bringing Up Bates will run well into the fall.

Photo courtesy of UP

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Bates Interview Room

This Thursday on Bringing Up Bates, watch as the winner of the 20th Bates contest experiences a day in the life of the Bates family. In the video below, Kelly, Carlin, and Josie give Emma (the 20th Bates) a tour of the back part of their house, including the interview room that contains the famous red couch. 

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Monday, August 15, 2016

Brooklyn Paine Newborn Photos

Three days ago, Erin and Chad Paine brought six-day-old Brooklyn Paine and 15-month-old Carson Paine into Taryn Yager's studio for a photo shoot. As usual, Taryn did a beautiful job. Scroll down to see a few previews.

Over the past couple years, Taryn has helped the Bates family commemorate a handful of special occasions and milestones through photography. Click the links below to view past photo shoots:
Bradley Bates' 1st Birthday
Bradley Bates' 1st Birthday Party
Erin and Chad Paine Maternity
Trace Bates' and Carlin Bates' Graduation 
Carson Paine's First Birthday
Kaci Bates' Newborn Shoot
Kaci Bates' Arrival

(Learn more about Taryn and her photography business on her website and Facebook page.)

 15-month-old Carson Paine and newborn sister Brooklyn Paine

 Brooklyn Paine

 Brooklyn Paine

Photos courtesy of Taryn Yager Photography (used with permission)

Happy 1st Anniversary, Keilens!

One year ago today, Michael Bates and Brandon Keilen recited their marriage vows in front of family and friends and became husband and wife. Happy one-year wedding anniversary!

Photo courtesy of UP

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Finding a Venue

In a deleted scene from Thursday's episode of Bringing Up Bates, Gil Bates, Trace Bates, and Carlin Bates scout out a venue for the big graduation party. This is their last option, as all the locations they have looked into are booked up.

As the three Bates leave the venue, Gil takes a moment to tell Trace and Carlin what they mean to him.

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Recap: "Bates Make the Grade"

Bringing Up Bates "Bates Make the Grade"

  • The day before Trace and Carlin Bates’ graduation party, Kelly comes down with a stomach bug and can’t do anything to help prepare. Carlin takes charge, with help from her dad and siblings.
  • Carlin made the invitation public, so this is shaping up to be the Bates’ biggest grad party yet. Although they asked people to RSVP via email, the Bates admit that they did not have a chance to count up the guests.
  • Erin, Lawson, Tori, and Carlin rehearse a song that they plan to perform at the party (“All Along” by Rebecca J. Peck and Mark Lanier).
  • The next day, Carlin directs setup under a pavilion at Mount Moriah Camp. Lots of friends and relatives, including Tori’s boyfriend, come to help. “The party was amazing, but only because Bobby was there,” jokes Tori.
  • Ashley also attends the party. “As a mom, I’m just glad that everybody feels comfortable around each other still, in spite of the fact that they have ended that part of their relationship together,” says Kelly. “I’m really encouraged that Ashley and Nathan both have been mature to handle this friendship,” adds Gil.
  • Brandon and Michael’s flight is delayed due to weather, but Brandon is able to convince the airline to put his wife on a different flight so she doesn’t miss the party.
  • All the guests arrive, and just before Gil kicks off the program, Carlin realizes that she has misplaced her notes. “Dad had no clue what was happening,” says Carlin. “Mom didn’t. Only I knew, and them papers.” She ends up finding them in the van…just in time!
  • The program starts with a handful of silly skits performed by the older Bates kids and their friends. Then, Nathan poses a few serious questions to Carlin and Trace. When asked who she aspires to be, Carlin’s answer is her father: “He’s always been faithful in the little things. He’s steady in the Lord. Whatever he does, he doesn’t lose his cool.”
  • “She was really dishing out some of the kindest words that I do not deserve, honestly, but that’s one of those moments you just wish you could freeze life,” shares Gil, tearing up.
  • What’s next for Trace and Carlin? Trace recently took over Lawson’s lawn care business, and he aspires to be a trick rider at the Dixie Stampede. His parents want him to go to college.
  • Carlin, who took dual enrollment classes during high school, is starting full-time college this fall. She will study online for the first two years so she can continue to travel.
  • Fans of the show come from all over to attend the Bates’ graduation party. “We definitely felt treasured,” says Carlin.

A Graduation Party to Remember

Trace Bates: "I like small parties."

Carlin Bates: "I figured, if I'm going to have a party...we might as well just invite the world 'cause that will make it exciting!"

Carlin and Trace may have different expectations for their graduation celebration, but their party ends up being an event that everyone will remember fondly (except for the moment when Carlin knees Trace in the face).

This week's new episode of Bringing Up Bates, "Bates Make the Grade," airs tonight at 9pm ET/8pm CT on UP. Will you be watching?

Thursday, August 11
8pm: Birthdays and Boyfriends
8:30pm: Who's In Charge?
9pm: Bates Make the Grade (NEW)

Photo courtesy of UP

3 Beautiful Granddaughters

With the birth of Brooklyn Paine last Saturday, Gil and Kelly Bates now have three granddaughters and two grandsons.

We just love this photo of Zach Bates with his daughter (seven-week-old Kaci Bates) and nieces (newborn Brooklyn Paine and 16-month-old Allie Webster). Do you think the next Bates grandbaby will be a boy or girl?

Zach Bates, Brooklyn Paine, Kaci Bates, and Allie Webster

Photo courtesy of Zach and Whitney Bates

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Date and Weight...

Now that Brooklyn Paine has arrived, let's see which of you correctly guessed her birth date and weight. For those wondering how Erin's labor went, the new mama calls it a "dream birth." She went into labor on Friday night and met little Brooklyn at 5:42am on Saturday.

When she gave birth to Carson, Erin's labor was very quick and painful, and she was unable to have an epidural. This time, things went much smoother, and she got her epidural.

Brooklyn was born on August 6th. Three readers correctly guessed her birth date, although only one (Amanda) included a name with the submission.

Born just over three weeks early, Brooklyn weighed in at 6lbs, 6oz. Although many readers came close, Lucy was the only one who guessed the exact weight.

Photo courtesy of Chad and Erin Paine

Carlin the Party Planner

Gil Bates: "How many people are coming?"
Carlin Bates: "I don't know..."
Gil Bates: "You think 100 people?"
Carlin Bates: "Dad, 100 people is just us and the relatives."

Do you remember when we posted the invite to Trace and Carlin Bates' graduation party back in April? On tomorrow's all-new episode of Bringing Up Bates, "Bates Make the Grade," you'll see how it all turns out!

Unfortunately, Mama Bates falls ill at the last minute, leaving Carlin in charge. With help from her dad and siblings, will she be able to pull the party off without any major mishaps?

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Brooklyn Paine...3 Days Old

Did you hear Erin and Chad Paine's exciting news? Their daughter, Brooklyn Elise Paine, arrived on Saturday morning, weighing 6lbs, 6oz. (Click here for more details.)

How did the Paines decide what to call their new addition? Brooklyn is just a name they both like, and Elise is Erin's middle name. The couple's first child, Charles "Carson" Stephen Paine IV, is named after Chad.

Do you think Brooklyn looks more like Mom or Dad in this picture?

Photo courtesy of Chad and Erin Paine

Monday, August 8, 2016

Brooklyn Paine is Here!

Are you fighting the Monday morning doldrums? This exciting news is sure to bring a smile to your face. Brooklyn Elise Paine has arrived!

Brooklyn was born on Saturday, August 6th, at 5:42am, and she weighed in at 6lbs, 6oz. More details will be released soon, but until then, we hope you enjoy this photo. (Click here to view the full gallery on We love the pure joy written on Chad and Erin's faces as they watch son Carson Paine give kisses to his new sister.

Erin and Chad say that their "hearts are overflowing with joy at the arrival of our sweet Brooklyn."

Photo courtesy of UP

Saturday, August 6, 2016

"Little" Bates Family Update

Gil and Kelly Bates sure do have adorable grandkids! Here are a few recent snapshots of the "little" Bates family...

 Bradley Bates gives sister Kaci Bates a pacifier

 The many faces of Bradley Bates

 Bradley Bates and Whitney Bates enjoy the pool

 Zach Bates snuggles with daughter Kaci Bates

Earlier this week, Zach and Whitney spent a few days in Pigeon Forge, a vacation spot near their home in Tennessee. While there, they took a ride on the 200-foot Great Smoky Mountain Wheel.

Zach and Whitney Bates

Photos courtesy of Zach and Whitney Bates,