Kairi really liked making the Fall Botanical Cookies we made around Thanksgiving. So for Christmas, we decided to go with the same pressed leaf, shortbread cookie process to create some beautiful Christmas botanical cookies.
Lytle Creek was a great activity for our family. With the pandemic in full swing, we’ve had to try more isolated activities. While It’s still possible to go out, safe options are getting even harder to find. Lytle Creek is nice because you don’t have to hike far to enjoy nice clear water coming down from the mountain.
The Mission Tiki Drive-in Theatre has been in our stable rotation of things to do for years. Even before kids, Trang and I would spend our summer nights watching double features.
Going on the Tanaka Farms U-Pick Wagon Rides with Santa worked out perfectly for us. Our oldest daughter is very much in love with the idea of being a farmer when she grows up so picking veggies and meeting Santa was a win-win.
Now that the girls are a little older we’ve finally been able to start baking again. For this first try, we picked an easy to make shortbread cookie and some beautiful fall colored botanicals. Pressed Leaves and Flowers have been an interesting baking ingredient for us to play with. The variety of colors and tastes have really inspired us into creating some unique cookies.
During our last visit to San Diego, we strolled through Balboa Park. While there was plenty to look at during our visit, we can only imagine how much fun the park would have been pre-Covid.