It looks like Bud and Lily are getting ready to put up some Christmas decorations! They are in their attic, sorting through boxes filled with ornaments and tree-trimming accessories. What a fun time of year! Bud better be nice to Lily! If he’s not, he could end up on Santa’s naughty list!
If you and your family celebrate Christmas, what are some of your favorite traditions?
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In today’s panel, Bud is teaching Buster how to pray! It is so funny to see Buster and Bud kneeling beside the bed with their eyes closed in prayer. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
Have you checked out the Pet Page lately? The photo gallery of pets is growing nicely! If you have a photo of a beloved pet, be it a cat, dog, hamster, iguana, horse, or bunny, please share it with us. We would love to see photos of your favorite furry four-legged friend! Click on the art gallery tab on the homepage or copy and paste this link below to see a variety of adorable pet photos:
Speaking of friends, have you become a friend of Oh, Brother! on facebook?
Have you checked out the Art Gallery lately? There are some impressive works of art in there! Jess, Jazmine and Veronica drew some beautifully detailed real-life portraits of their favorite friend, movie character and singer. Ayden made us laugh out loud with his “You Talking To Me?” drawing. On a cold winter day like today, Aryum’s drawing of the sun rising on a beach, as well as Diamond and Liante’s lovely pictures of flowers, makes us dream of warm, sunny days ahead. And, Angelica’s drawing of reindeers definitely gets us in the holiday spirit!
If you haven’t viewed the artwork in the gallery, click on the Art Gallery tab above. If you want to share your artwork with us yet, what are you waiting for? We would LOVE to see it! Now, don’t be shy! Art is meant to be shared with the world.
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We have a new activity from Donna for you to try this weekend! If you’re looking for a neat gift you can make yourself for the holidays, try out these Funky Pasta Frames. You can use different macaroni shapes and paint to turn an old cereal box into a work of art, and then use it to frame a favorite photo or piece of art by you!
As always, if you are looking for more cool crafts and activities, you can visit Donna at www.donnasday.com.
Do you write in a daily journal like Lily? Writing in a journal can be very therapeutic….that is until it gets into the prying hands of a nosy little brother like Bud! Have you ever read anyone’s secret diary? Would you tell them if you did?
In today’s panel, Bud eats all of Lily’s black jelly beans even though he doesn’t like them because he didn’t want Lily to have them! I have a friend who would rather go hungry than eat an Almond Joy bar because she can’t stand the taste and texture of coconut.
Is there a candy that you intensely dislike? For example, are Jawbreakers® a total dealbreaker for you? Is dark chocolate too rich for your liking? Does the taste of popcorn-flavored jelly beans gross you out? Do Sour Patch Kids make you wince when you eat them?
What is your LEAST favorite candy?
Have we all recovered from Thanksgiving and Black Friday yet? Do you see how Bud is reacting to the monster on the TV in today’s panel? Well, that is how we feel about going to the mall on Black Friday! From now until Christmas, we want to hide from the throngs of holiday shoppers who are walking the mall like zombies in a Halloween horror movie!
Hiding isn’t really a viable option. What do you recommend we do to better prepare ourselves for the holidays?
Have you officially recovered from Thanksgiving and Black Friday yet? If so, why not relax and friend us on facebook? We promise we won’t clog your feed with requests for anything for our imaginary farms! We will only supply you with funny jokes, adorable characters and daily laughs!
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It’s Thanksgiving Eve, and there is so much to be thankful for. We would like to take this time to thank all of our readers who come to our site each day to read Oh, Brother! and our blog. While we are thankful for many things, like our family and friends, we also appreciate our online fans, all of whom have embraced Bud and Lily as if they were their own siblings.
From our home to yours, have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!P.S. If you are looking for a fun activity to do while you wait for Thanksgiving dinner to cook, don’t forget about our Pilgrim Ship Favors activity.
You can help with the Thanksgiving Day preparations by making pilgrim ship table favors from walnut shells. As guests arrive, ask them to write tiny notes that show appreciation for people present at the gathering to tuck inside the ships.
Here the stuff you’ll need:•Fresh walnuts in the shell (enough for each guest to have a half)
•Glue gun or modeling clay
• White or colorful construction paper for sails
•1-1/2 inch square pieces of paper for notes
•Pen and pencils
Here’s the fun: 1. Crack the walnuts in half, pick out the nuts for a yummy and healthy snack, and then use the shells to create the miniature pilgrim ships.
2. Next, cut the construction paper into 1-1/2-inch triangular or rectangular pieces to make sails, and write the name of a guest or family member on each one.
3. Thread a toothpick through each “sail,” and then poke the toothpick into the empty center of a walnut-shell half. Use a glue gun or secure the toothpick in place with a small wad of modeling clay. Make a ship for each person, and place it beside the appropriate plate at your table.
Oh, Brother! finally made it into my hometown newspaper, <a href=”http://news.guelphmercury.com/arts/article/725197″>The Guelph Mercury!</a> Follow that link for a short, sweet interview. You can tell by the photo I’ve been feeling a little flu-like lately, but the moustache is for <a href=http://ca.movember.com/”> Movember</a>, a prostate cancer awareness campaign. My Uncle and Grandfather are both survivors. Everybody should be.