Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Everly Turns 3

Happy 3rd birthday to Everly! She is the eighth Bates grandchild and No. 3 in Erin and Chad's lineup. She is also the third Bates grandbaby to have a birthday in the past week. 

Everly Paine

Brooklyn Paine, Everly Paine, Holland Paine, Carson Paine

Photos courtesy of chadanderin.com

Sunday, March 28, 2021

7th Bates Grandchild Turns 3

Happy 3rd birthday to Zoey! She is the third of the four Webster daughters and the seventh of Gil and Kelly Bates' 15 (soon to be 18) grandchildren. We are including a photo of Zoey and Everly as infants because Everly will celebrate her third birthday in just two days. It's sweet that both cousins have middle names that are blessings that come from walking with God: God gives us hope (Everly Hope) and joy (Zoey Joy).

Alyssa Webster, Everly Paine, Zoey Webster, Erin Paine

Zoey Webster with Addee Bates, Maci Webster, Allie Webster, Lexi Webster

Photos courtesy of chadanderin.com; @websterforever

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Kolter Turns 1

Happy 1st birthday to Kolter Smith! 

When older brother Kade was celebrating his first birthday, Tori was almost five months away from delivering Kolter. Tori is due with baby Charlotte Smith in June, so the age gap will be even smaller between these two. In the next five days, two more Bates grandchildren will celebrate birthdays.

Gil Bates, Kelly Bates, Kolter Smith

Photo courtesy of thebatesfamily.com

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

New Special Tomorrow

As you gear up for the new season of Bringing Up Bates, premiering April 8th, you can tune in to UPtv tomorrow for a new special (details and promo video below).

Thursday, March 25, 2020
9pm ET/8pm CT: New Horizons

Spring is a time of new life and hope… and for the growing Bates brood it’s no different. In this special we’ll see the new ventures, new love, and celebratory moments that keep the Bates flourishing. 


Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Monday, March 22, 2021

Bedtime with the Paines

Happy Monday morning! We wanted to share this adorable photo of the Paines. It's a snapshot into their evening routine, which includes Bible time as a family of six. Carson is approaching his sixth birthday in May, and Brooklyn will be five in August. Everly is almost three, and Holland is one.

Carson Paine, Holland Paine, Everly Paine, Chad Paine, Brooklyn Paine

Photo courtesy of chadanderin.com

Monday, March 15, 2021

Ellie and Addee Visit Florida

Ellie Bates with Maci Webster, Zoey Webster, Allie Webster, Lexi Webster

Addallee and Ellie just returned from a two-week trip to Florida to visit Alyssa and John. Since Addee and Ellie were so young when the Bates started filming for their show, it's easy to think of them as the "little" girls. But can you believe that Addee just turned 15 and that Ellie will be 14 in April? 

The two of them were able to spend quality time with the Websters, as well as help watch the girls while Alyssa and John packed and worked on their new house. That's right, the Websters are now homeowners! Their house is a fixer-upper, but it won't be long before it's finished and ready for move-in. We will keep you updated. This month, the Websters have also had house help from the Stewarts and some of Alyssa's unmarried brothers.

Addallee Bates with Maci Webster, Zoey Webster, Allie Webster, Lexi Webster

 Photos courtesy of @websterforever

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Bringing Up Bates Coming Soon

The Bates are slated to return to UPtv with all-new episodes in less than four weeks! We probably don't have to try to convince you to tune in. But on the other hand, it has been a while, so in case you need to be reminded how much fun Bringing Up Bates, below is a video that gives 10 reasons why you should catch the new season.

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

Monday, March 8, 2021

Travis Turns 20

Katie Bates and Travis Clark

Happy 20th birthday to Travis Clark! For those of you who haven't bee introduced to Travis yet, he is Katie's boyfriend. 

Photo courtesy of @kgbates2000

Friday, March 5, 2021

Carlin and Whitney on Family Size

Whitney Bates, Carlin Stewart, Erin Paine

Last week, we shared an interview that Erin Paine did with Us Weekly about her health struggles and how they will impact her ability to grow her family. Whitney Bates and Carlin Stewart also joined in for a short segment of that interview to discuss their family plans. 

When asked if they will have 19 children like Gil and Kelly Bates, Whitney and Carlin both said no. Whitney is expecting No. 4 in June, and Carlin has 13-month-old Layla. Both ladies said they do want "a few" more children, though. For the full interview, follow the link below. If you watch the video at the top of that page, you'll hear Erin chime in with some comic relief regarding her four young children and her policy on knocking on closed doors.

Us Weekly: Carlin Stewart and Whitney Bates on Family Size

Photo courtesy of UPtv