Friday, September 30, 2016

Weekend Planner

What We're Doing:

  • Road trip!!! We'll be spending a day at Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, a night at the water park, and then Sunday hiking in the Loess Hills

Other Things To Do:

  • Have a mom's night out. Get a group of moms/friends/etc. and take a painting class (there seem to be tons of wine and canvas painting nights everywhere)
  • Invite friends over for a chili cook off. Each friend/couple makes a different chili recipe and then vote on the best one. We love doing this, especially with other families with kids. Everyone is entertained for the entire day!
  • Go mini golfing. With the weather cooler and the air crisper, it's the perfect time to get outdoors
  • Make your Halloween costume. I know this isn't for everyone, but sometimes, nothing beats a box robot or a white sheet ghost
  • Take a remote control boat (or car) for a spin. This thing is awesome!
  • Make your own fall paints (you can make fall scented paints, pumpkin paint or apple paint) and have your child(ren) paint. They could paint paper, use it as sidewalk paint, paint a cut out shape (I love leaf shapes at the moment)
Happening In Central-ish Iowa:
  • Pumpkinfest in Anamosa, Iowa. This festival and Maquoketa Caves State Park was my second choice for the week (first was Itasca, as mentioned above) but obviously I got outvoted. This looks like a very fun festival and Eastern Iowa is absolutely gorgeous
  • Downtown Farmer's Market. This is the last month for the downtown farmer's market until spring. Be sure to get in a visit or two for fabulous fall veggies, apples, and pupusas
  • Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day at Grandview Park
  • Iowa Author Fair at the Central Library
  • Berry Patch Farms
  • Visit Picket Fence Creamery for amazing local goods!
  • Ledges State Park. It is gorgeous this time of year