The Bates Family


by Kelly on May 19, 2011


April & May were busy birthday months with Carlin, Ellie, Erin, & Warden all turning one year older. We are grateful for each moment we’ve enjoyed together and we anticipate seeing God work in their lives in the coming year!



{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Chad May 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm

great pictures! and Happy Birthday to all! =)


Casey May 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE!! Such beautiful photos, and beautiful people, inside and out. (Can’t believe how big Ellie has gotten! She is so adorable!)


Lisa May 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Beautiful kids–all of them. And a sweet little horse for fun!


Sarah May 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Happy belatted birthday to you all!
God Bless


Rebekah Wombles May 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Happy Birthday to all of you!May God bless you another year and after! Keep him first in your life!I would love to be a able to meet all of you someday,you all have such a wonderful family .Until then ,take care.
New Friend,
Rebekah W.


sara( italy) May 19, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Happy birthday to you all!I know how busy it must be we also have 4 birthdays in our family in this two months.The pictures are great!


brittani May 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

happy belated birthday to you all


Mrs. Brown May 19, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Happy Belated Birthday(s)!


Kay Walter May 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Kids do not come any more beautiful than these!! Happy Birthday, Y’all. Hard to believe there are no birthdays in June!


Emma Culverhouse May 19, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Hi I have been following your family for some time now after seeing you on the Duggars show. Although i find some of the things you do completely different to the way i do things, i cannot say that i don’t believe you love your children and that they are happy. I am. A single mother of one beautiful girl and i find it hard so i can only imagine how tough you might find it sometimes. It goes without saying that your children are all beautiful (or handsome) and i wish you all the best for the coming year xxx


Julianne May 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm

What fun pictures! Happy Birthday(s)!


Miss Linda May 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm

How delightful to have so many joyous birthdays in a single month! June truly is a month of joy for you all!


Sarah May 20, 2011 at 1:53 am

Beautiful Pictures! Happy Birthday to Erin, Carlin, Warden, and Ellie!


Elsa May 20, 2011 at 1:57 am

Happy Belated Birthday to you all!

I just love all the pictures and especially the one of Erin–who does them?


Gil May 20, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Dear Elsa,
Alyssa took the photos and she’ll be encouraged that you liked them! Thanks and God bless, Kelly


Juanita May 20, 2011 at 2:07 am

Hope you enjoyed all the birthday celebrations. Doing the math, Erin and Jill(Duggar) were almost born at the same time! I finally got to watch the episode where the girls went to Chicago together; what fun.


Jenna May 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

What an encouragement your updates are! Happy Birthday to your sweet children!


Lynsey May 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Happy birthday Erin,Carlin,Warden and Ellie!


brittani May 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm

those are nice pictures mrs.bates


Reva May 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Happy Birthday to all of them. They are truly gorgeous children-you all are indeed blessed. :)


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Glory May 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Happy birthday, Carlin, Ellie, Erin, and Warden!!! How old are you all turning? Anyways, I know the Lord will shower His wonderful blessings on you as you turn a year older.

I noticed Warden’s middle name was “Justice.” I have a brother who’s name is Justice!

Love in the Lord,
Glory Ellison


Emma May 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Happy Birthday All!
Beautiful children! God Bless!


Jennifer May 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Great pictures–Happy Birthday to all of the children!


Krista May 22, 2011 at 9:00 pm

what are the ages of each of the children?


Gil May 23, 2011 at 2:31 am

Dear Krista, They range from the oldest at 22 to the youngest at 7 mos. and most are 13 to 16 months apart. Love, Kelly


Tammy May 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I think you all need to make your own tv show for those who cant get tlc. That would be awsome and great. I really admire you all. God Bless!


Gil May 23, 2011 at 2:30 am

Dear Tammy, Thank you for your encouragement, but I don’t think we could keep up with everything! This is just a one time special. God bless, Kelly


Pat Green May 24, 2011 at 1:19 am

Hey, my birthday was May 11th, so Happy Birthday to all of you! Pat Green (Rick Green’s Mom)


Gil May 24, 2011 at 5:30 am

Dear Pat, Happy birthday! We so enjoy your sons materials and hope all will look up his ministry and can benefit from the wisdom he shares! (Look for Rick Green and David Barton with Wallbuilders). Love, Kelly


Janabeth May 24, 2011 at 4:31 am

Wow, happy belated birthday! God Bless


Pat Green May 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I think ya’ll should have a TV show also!!!! Pat Green (Rick’s Mom)


Tammy June 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm

your all a blessing!


Tammy June 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

You know about this tv show, it could help mothers like me. Yes your famouse enough I know but really there is people out there who could use some of your methods of handling family things, suggestions and all that. People like me cant get tlc to see the Duggars and when your on there show. I am sorry went to far, it is not just about the Duggars or the Bates its on your Belief of God and how you can share His word with other people. And help people through your show by showing them how you would handle a situation, Yal I know the Good Lord leads and guides but some people dont know that. Am I makeing since??? I will leave ya alone now!!! God Bless


Tammy June 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

For got one other thing, I know your a busy mother too!! Man your busy:)


Kaelah June 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Happy birthday Erin, Carlin, Warden and Ellie!


Jess July 24, 2011 at 3:44 am

I know this is a little belated, but happy birthday to all!
I just found your web site and I am reading back through the updates. Warden looks so much like Gil!
You children are too cute!


Meghan August 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I think that you have a beautiful family, and that they will all grow up to serve God faithfully.
God bless you.


Mary Allen October 7, 2013 at 3:19 am

My birthday is October 16
I think one of the smallest boys have a birthday
Just like mine


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