Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Are you ready for a party?

If you answered yes, keep reading.
Because this is going to be a party...

Saturday, September 25th
A Fall Festival of Light
(you better believe it.)

This will be located at the water/grass area right by the WDM library/city hall on Mills Civic.

The evening kicks off at 5 pm with FREE (no typo - yes Free!) carnival rides, FREE hot air balloon rides (what?!?), FREE Ferris Wheel rides, FREE paddle boat rides, FREE lantern making craft, and a whole lot of vendors/activities/cool stuff to see.

At 7:30 the outdoor movie "Up" (love it...) will begin.

And at 9:00 the fireworks will light up the sky.

Don't you love Iowa?
Me too.

Click here for the website.

Thanks for the info Nicole!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Now that summer is almost over...

I plan on eating all the ice cream I possibly can.
Coldstone has a 2 for $5 coupon you can print here.

Go eat some icecream!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Figure 8 Races and Fun Friday

Ever been to a Figure 8 Race?
Me neither.

But if you want to, you could hit up this one this weekend.
It's only on Saturday the 21st at 6:30 in Adel and it's $10 for adults.
(directions are on the website)
If you have little boys,
you like seeing mullets,
you own some white trash clothing and have always wanted to have the perfect excuse to wear it,
well, here you go.

Also, Fun Friday this week will be at the Union Park Carousel at 11 am.
Go here to print off your buy one get one free coupon.
Bring a lunch and a swimsuit.

See you there!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


If you didn't get the email, here it is:

Fun Friday is back!!
(And hopefully here to stay for a little while!)

The Details:

When: Friday (naturally...)
Where: Raccoon River Park
What: A beach/park play date.
Time: 10:30 am.
Bring: Yourselves, you kids (don't forget them...), your swimsuits (please don't make me be the only one in a swimsuit. again.), your beach toys, and your lunch (if you want to.)

See you there!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The YMCA, the Divas, and the Junction.

Hey everyone! I just thought I would give you all a "head's up" about the YMCA.
The registration for all their fall classes (swimming lessons, gymnastics, cooking classes, fun with music, etc.) opens TOMORROW!! (Wednesday)
Those classes fill up fast, so if you want in - get on it!!

Also, the blog Dating Divas (that we talked about at the fireside for those of you who attended) is awesome. Having regular scheduled date nights while in Med School is a must. This blog has some awesome ideas to spice things up a little.

One more thing. When we first moved here (2 years ago) I heard people throwing around the term "Valley Junction" a lot. It took me a few months to learn what it was, so I thought I would help you newcomers out. Valley Junction is a little street in West Des Moines that has some historic shops, an old train car, and is commonly the site for farmer's markets, and various celebrations. It is also where one of the Human Service's Building is located. (Hint, hint.) They have a little candy shop/bakery that my kids like, a toy story that's pretty awesome, and some vintage antique/collectibles shops.
It's worth visiting once or twice.

That's all I got.

Don't forget about all the fun and excitement going on this weekend!
(Check the post below if you are confused...)

Now go have some fun!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's Been A While, Girls.

And I apologize.
But I'm back now and ready to have some fun.
So, here's what's going on in the greater Des Moines area.
(By the way, welcome to all the new families - I'm so excited to get to play with you all!)

August 2-6th is Safari Splash at the Des Moines Zoo (from 1 - 4 pm).
They have inflatables water slides, splash pads, free treats and of course - animals.
We went last year.
Fun times.

-Tax free shopping on Aug. 6th and 7th.
-Merle Hay Mall has kid's inflatables and cotton candy on Sat. Aug. 7th from 11 - 3.

This is classic Iowa. A party for air balloons. I love it.
-Balloon flights, live music, arts and crafts shows, fireworks, etc.
Located at Memorial Balloon Field (between 118th and 113th in Indianola.)
(Morning admission is free; evenings are $3 adults/$10 carload.)
Hurry thought, this ends soon!! (July 30th - Aug. 7th)

What's more Iowan than corn?
That's why you should go to the Adel Sweet Corn Festival
(No, I'm not joking. There really is a corn festival. Really.)
-Aug. 13 (5pm - midnight) and Aug. 14 (9:30 am - midnight).

This one is still a little ways off, but there's no harm in getting excited, right?!
You. must. go. here.
Open August 12 - 22.
It's a little pricey, but I can fix that.
Monday - Thursday, 5-10 p.m. is half price! $5 (adults), $2 (ages 6-11)
Also, parking is $10. (Sheesh...) However, they do have busses that shuttle you over from free parking for $2/adult round trip. (This could be the way to go...)

Raccoon River Park. This Saturday. 5:00. Bring food to BBQ, dishes, and a side to share.
See you all there!