Thursday, April 28, 2016

Weekend Planner

At the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens October 2014.

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:

  • Slumber party! The minis are hosting their first slumber party.
  • Attending a graduation party
  • Finally seeing The Jungle Book

Other Things To Do:

  • Check out your local Botanical Gardens. Everything is greening up and flowers are beginning to bloom.
  • Make a mud pie or play with mud. Have yard work to do but not sure how to keep the kiddos occupied? Grab some ideas here and here.
  • Take pictures. Fall and spring are my favorite times of the year to have pictures taken. No pictures scheduled? Grab your camera, find your spot, and snap away. Here are 7 tips from Lauren before snapping pics.
  • Watch a movie or start a new TV series. Hubs and I just started Downton Abbey (yeah, we're late to the game, as we are with most things).

Happenings Around Central Iowa:

  • Garth Brooks concert. That's happening this weekend, just in case you've been living under a rock in Des Moines.
  • Drake Relays
  • Adventureland opens for the season this Saturday at 10 a.m.
  • Windsor Heights City garage sales. I believe a few other cities have their citywide garage sales this weekend as well.
  • Parent's Night Out at Pump It Up (Friday night, 5:30-9:30 p.m.)