Saturday, August 6, 2016

Quality Time with Ellie

"When birthdays come, it's just another opportunity to take that child out, just them, and to try to make them feel special." 

-Kelly Bates

Even though they have 19 children, Gil and Kelly Bates are always looking for changes to spend one-on-one time with each kid. In the video below, the proud parents take Ellie Bates out to eat for her ninth birthday. During the meal, they enjoy showing Ellie some of her baby pictures. They also pull out a childhood photo of Kelly. Do you see the resemblance between Kelly and Ellie?

Photo/video courtesy of UP


  1. I love how even though they have so many beautiful children, Gil and Kelly take the time to spend one on one time with each child. It is just so wonderful to watch.

  2. Ellie was three when we first met the Bates family. She has grown up so much in six years! God's blessings on you, dear Ellie, as you continue to learn more about Him.

  3. That's so sweet...I wish my parents had the time to do things like that with me and my gang (:

  4. Love the sweet video and love this family but the captions were for different episode.


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