Friday, September 2, 2016

Weekend Planner

What We're Doing:
  • ROAD TRIP!!! Originally we had planned on going to Hot Springs National Park during our summer road trip to Tennessee (and various other places. You can read about it here, here, here, here, here, here. Our trip was well captured), but we nixed it so we could spend some time in Louisville. But the minis and I have been disappointed about missing it so we decided to squeeze it in this weekend!
Things To Do:

  • Find a local, homemade donut shop and give a try (or any cafe/restaurant). We tried a new to us (it's been around a long while, we're just slow at trying it) donut shop and ate a breakfast there one Saturday. We loved it. I especially enjoyed speaking with the owner and chatting with his entire family as we ate. It made it feel like a family breakfast with extra family around
  • Take a creek or stream hike. We've hiked many trails but last weekend we hiked a creek in our favorite State Park. It felt like an entirely new place with entirely new experiences. The minis loved it!
  • Stock up on fall goodies (aka go shopping. Maybe a mom's afternoon out??). Candles, apples, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, fall crafts (check out Michael's), fall decor (I love Gordman's for fall decorations for the house....not that we have those with young kids around, but I admire other people's houses who have them!), books, and more.

Things To Do In Central Iowa:
  • Renaissance Fair at Sleepy Hollow
  • Des Moines Jazz Festival at the Des Moines Social Club. This would make a fun date night!
  • Geisler Farms opens for the season. We loved going to their pumpkin patch and playing last year. Read about it here
  • Harvest Wagon Rides at Living History Farms
  • Music in the Park at Jester Park Amphitheater 
  • Glow Wild at Jester Park. This looks like so much fun! If we were in town this would a must for us!
  • Mini Maker Faire at the Science Center