You may or may not know that Meredith corporation has its headquarters in DSM. Meredith is a publishing house known for magazines like "Parents" and "Better Homes and Gardens". Scott's 2nd cousin (his mom's first cousin), Andrea, works in the test gardens. They often use it for photo shoots, etc and have public hours on Fridays. She has been wanting us to come forever and it finally worked out. So Nana ventured down, she brought a picnic lunch and we all enjoyed a little time in the beautiful gardens. You can get so much inspiration there and the kiddos loved all the little trails, tadpoles and coy fish. We also had a personal tour by Andrea which was fun!
(Scott's mom to the left and Andrea to the right)
Kitty of course got to explore too...
They have the cheesiest smiles these days, I have to capture them when they aren't expecting it to get their natural smiles :)!
A hidden treasure by the sculpture park in Des Moines, you should totally check it out. It is beautiful!