I spent the better part of my day with three young British girls whose extended family is awaiting me in September. They assure me that chocolate chip cookies do exist in England, and if I choose to continue calling them cookies, I will be understood. That’s a relief!

Today’s art consisted of wax scratch pictures, water color paintings, thermoplastic masks, and salt dough ornaments. We painted the masks and ornaments with acrylics, and I bequeathed my stock of ribbon, sequins, and hot glue gun sticks to them for further embellishment. I also gave them a selection of vintage felt hats for dress up tea. We didn’t actually have tea, but we had a lot of laughs!