Monday, September 08, 2014

Greetings from Texas!

It has been five months since I last blogged. I thought about giving up on it, but I really wanted to keep track of our adventures! Thankfully Blogger will let us change the dates of our posts, so eventually Blanchard Adventures will be up to speed.

Last spring Eric submitted a Warrant Officer packet, and he was accepted into the program last July. He left for WOCS in March, WOBC in May, and we PCS'd to Fort Hood, Texas a couple of weeks ago. He will be starting his new job next week and is looking forward to getting back to work.

I am thankful to have Eric home for a while! It was a hard few months without him, and it's finally starting to feel like we are getting settled. I miss our Colorado friends/life a ton! I have made a couple of sweet friends in our neighborhood, and I am thankful to them for helping with the transition. Now that I will only have one kid at home, I am looking forward to volunteering, and I have even started thinking about returning to work.

Elliette just started first grade. I love the school. It is 1/2 a mile from our house, and it is tiny compared to her last school! Elliette loves her teacher and is happy with the new friends she has made, but she is also struggling with the move from Colorado.

Cadence started kindergarten, and she also has a great teacher! I love the class sizes in Texas. They are definitely much smaller than Colorado. Elliette had 27 kids in her kindergarten class; Cadence has 17. Cadence seems to like school so far, but the days are long for her. She has made friends as well, but she has also been acting out quite a bit and missing her old friends.

Grayson doesn't seem to miss Colorado at all! He is a rock star two year old who makes us smile everyday. I am looking forward to exploring the Killeen area with him once Eric starts back to work.

It will take some time to catch the blog up, but for now here is a recent Blanchard picture!

Friday, June 06, 2014

Belleview Park

Since we moved to Colorado, we have kicked off every summer with a trip to Belleveiw Park. It's my favorite park in the Denver area, and I will miss it when we move. The kids always have fun wading in the stream, riding the train, petting the animals at the petting zoo, and playing on the awesome playground!

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Elliette's Last Day of Kindergarten

Elliette rocked her first year of school! She is looking forward 1st Grade!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Cadence's Last Day of Preschool

Cadence had a great year of preschool, and she is going to rock Kindergarten!

Our family was lucky to have Ms. Maryon for a combined three years of preschool. She loved on our girls and taught them so much. We will really miss her next year!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Vista Peak Exploratory Field Day

Vista Peak finished up the school year with a fun Field Day. I was excited to take Cadence and Grayson to spend the day with Elliette and her friends.

Elliette ended up running off with her friends, so I took Cadence around the school to have some fun!

The kids finished the day with popsicles and class pictures. It was a great Field Day!

Vista Peak Exploratory Awards

We are so proud of Elliette! She received the "Science" Award. Way to go, Nugget!