Thursday, April 21, 2016

Weekend Planner

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:

  • Road trip to Indianapolis! We plan on going to North America's largest children's museum (wish me luck), doing a quick tour of the city, and hiking sand dunes along Lake Michigan.

Other Things To Do:

  • Break out the sidewalk chalk or make sidewalk paint
  • Celebrate Earth Day by picking up trash in your neighborhood and/or using recyclables to build something (see what the kids made last year)
  • See The Jungle Book. We had plans to go last weekend but never made it. It looks great.
  • Make s'mores! We don't have a fire pit so instead we've used the grill. Turned out great and the kids even got to help.

Things To Do Around Des Moines:

  • Wild Night Life and Hike (Friday night at Jester Park)
  • Downtown Earth Day Tour
  • Earth Day Family Fun Fair
  • Professional Bull Riding at Wells Fargo Arena
  • Run For The Trees (Iowa Arboretum)