Thursday, October 29, 2020

Bradley Turns 6

Happy 6th birthday to Bradley Bates! He's the oldest of the 14 Bates grandchild and has two little sisters of his own. Bradley's birth was featured in season one of Bringing Up Bates, so he has truly grown up on reality TV.

Bradley Bates 
1st birthday party 

Bradley Bates and Whitney Bates
Mother-son lunch date

Photos courtesy of UPtv

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Kelly Turns 54

Wishing a happy belated birthday to Kelly Jo Bates! The Bates mama turned 54 yesterday, but we don't think she looks it. All those children and grandchildren keep her young.

Kelly Bates
Gil Bates and Kelly Bates

Kelly Bates and Tori Smith

Photos courtesy of UPtv

Monday, October 26, 2020

Erin's Road to Recovery

Erin and Chad Paine

A few of you have asked how Erin and Chad Paine and their four kids are doing. Erin recently shared that she tested positive for the virus in August and has had a long road to recovery. Thankfully, she is feeling a lot better now. We are praying that she would continue to recover.

Photo courtesy of UPtv

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Like Father Like Son

Are you feeling all the weekend vibes? From the looks of this picture, Zach and Bradley are! How cute are they with their matching jeans and cowboy boots? This father-son duo is ready for the ranch.

Zach Bates and Bradley Bates

Photo courtesy of @zachnwhitebates

Monday, October 19, 2020

New Season of Bates?

Josie and Kelton Balka

Bringing Up Bates has been off the air for a month, and we know you're eager for new episodes to return. When will this super-sized family be back on reality TV? The network has yet to announce a premiere date for season 10. (Can you believe we're about to be in the double-digit seasons?) 

Based on past years, it's more than likely that the Bates will be back in early 2021, but as always, we will keep you updated and will let you know as soon as we hear something. 

Photo courtesy of UPtv

Friday, October 16, 2020

Isaiah's Golden Birthday

Happy birthday to Isaiah! He's turning 16 on the 16th, which means it's both his golden birthday and his sweet 16. Between birthdays and an anniversary, the Bates family has 5 special occasions to celebrate in October. Three down, and two more to go.

Isaiah Bates and Bradley Bates

Isaiah Bates and Kade Smith

Photos courtesy of UPtv

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Evan Stewart's Dad Jokes

Ellie Bates, Addee Bates, Callie Bates

"Evan is going to be a great dad. He's going to be so funny, and his kids are going to be smiling all the time, laughing because he has the funniest jokes ever."

-Callie Bates

Well at least one of the Bates is a fan of Evan Stewart's dad jokes! In this throwback video, filmed when Carlin was nine weeks pregnant, Evan tests the waters with some hilarious jokes. Well, the hilarious part might be up for debates. What do you think of his womb one-liner?


Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Friday, October 9, 2020

Websters at a Pumpkin Patch

When you think of autumn in Florida, do visions of pumpkin patches come to mind? Even though the daytime highs are still close to 90 degrees in Orlando, the Websters decided to take part in a favorite fall activity. They visited Southern Hill Farms in Clermont. In addition to pumpkins, the farm also has a stunning field of sunflowers. 

Allie Webster, John Webster, Zoey Webster, Lexi Webster, Alyssa Webster

Photo courtesy of @websterforever

Monday, October 5, 2020

Katie Turns 20

Wishing Katie Bates a wonderful 20th birthday! Today is also Josie and Kelton's two-year wedding anniversary.

Katie Bates and boyfriend Travis Clark

Katie Bates and Carlin Stewart

Katie Bates and Josie Balka

Katie Bates

Photos courtesy of UPtv

Balkas Celebrate Two Years

Happy 2nd wedding anniversary to Josie and Kelton Balka! The Balkas will always share this day with Katie. It's her 20th birthday.

Josie and Kelton's wedding party

Josie and Kelton Balka
Willow's gender reveal party

Photos courtesy of UPtv

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Caption Layla's Photo

Well it's Thursday, but there is no new episode of Bringing Up Bates to look forward to. Looks like eight-month-old Layla is pretty bummed about that. If you could choose a caption for her photo, what would it be? And rest assured, we will let you know as soon as UPtv announces the premiere date for the next season.

Layla Stewart

Photo courtesy of @carlinbates98