Friday, June 3, 2016

Weekend Planner

Strawberry picking last year at Iowa Orchard

What We're Doing:

  • Friend's birthday parties
  • Free fishing weekend to celebrate Elizabeth's birthday. We went two years ago and had a great day

Other Happenings:

  • Berry or vegetable picking. See what local farms or such have a pick your own option. We took our kids strawberry picking last year and loved it.
  • Go swimming
  • Bug catching. Sounds gross (especially if you're me who hates bugs), but kids are intrigued by bugs. Buy a bug catching kit or catch fireflies after dark.
  • Run through the sprinkler. Set it up for the kids or cool off with them, either way, you're sure to have happy kids. Top it off with an ice cream sundae bar (variety of ice creams and toppings. Get some ideas here).

Happenings Around Des Moines:

  • Strawberry picking. Several businesses have pick your own strawberries and other fruits/veggies. We've gone to Berry Patch Farms in Nevada, Iowa and had a great crop
  • Family Workshop at the Art Center (Saturday morning)
  • Free fishing weekend. Take advantage of it! There's some great spots around Central Iowa (Big Creek, Badger Creek, etc.). Avoid some of the bigger areas and go for smaller spots, which are likely to be less crowded
  • Principle Charity Classic