Thursday, June 23, 2016

Weekend Planner

What We're Doing:

  • Celebrating Max's birthday at the zoo
  • Brunch at Americana (Max's choice)
  • Lots of family time! We'll be celebrating my grandpa's 80th birthday and all of the family will be there to celebrate

Other Things To Do:

  • If you haven't seen Finding Dory do it! It's adorable and great for the whole family
  • Have some sprinkler fun! We tried out a Sprinkler Day a couple of years ago. Younger kids may not particularly enjoy sprinklers, but older kids seem to love them. Our favorite sprinkler is the Little Tikes Ball. The big kids recently mastered jumping over the ball as it sprayed them
  • Take a walk or a hike and catch butterflies. My kids have spent a good majority of their summer so far catching fireflies, ladybugs, and butterflies
  • Visit the closest National Park near you. It's the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks (in case you haven't heard). National Parks have been all the talk among my kids since seeing an IMAX on the subject. Great hiking and history in the Parks

Things To Do In Des Moines:

  • Adventure Bay. Another hot weekend calls for a fun water park
  • The Des Moines Arts Festival. By far my favorite festival in Des Moines each year
  • Head to Gilroy's patio for a family lunch or dinner or go for a date night. Hubs and I tried it out last Friday night and found quite a few families dining on the patio. Seems like a great way to end the week!
  • The new splash pad opened at Ashworth/Greenwood Park