Friday, April 15, 2016

Weekend Planner

 Hiking at Ledges; fall 2015

Welcome to our weekly post that highlights things to do on the weekends as a family, with friends, or date night ideas. We'll share what we'll be doing each weekend, things to do at home or outdoors with the kids, and things to do in and around Des Moines, Iowa (where we live). A little bit of everything rolled into one post for everyone to draw ideas from!

What We're Doing:

  • The Jungle Book
  • Hiking at Ledges State Park
  • Family birthday party

Other Things To Do:

  • Go on a bike ride
  • Try a new bakery or coffee shop for an early morning coffee
  • Car races (or any kind of races for that matter). Last weekend, we went to a practice night for sprint cars. My kids had a blast and are still talking about it a week later
  • Kite flying. We don't have a windy day forecast for our area, but if you do, break out a kite and get to flying. Better yet, try to make your own kite and fly it!
  • Create a waffle bar for breakfast. Make homemade waffles or use frozen, set out a variety of toppings (fruit, whipped cream, syrups, bacon and/or sausage pieces, etc.)

Other Happenings Around the Metro:

  • Annie at the Civic Center
  • Races at Knoxville Raceway (Saturday evening)
  • Mayor's Annual Ride for the Trails
  • Central Iowa Heart Walk (Saturday, Western Gateway Park)
  • Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show (Saturday night, Embassy Suites). This would make an excellent date night!
  • Cookies and Canvas (Friday evening, Annett Nature Center and Park). Kind of like wine and canvas but for kids. I love this idea! I hope we can hit up the next one!