It’s the first Monday in 2011. It’s a new week in a new year. For many of us, it is the end of a much-needed and well-deserved holiday break. Now, it’s back to business whether you are attending school or going to work every day.
Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? Should we rephrase that question and say, “Have you made and broken any New Year’s resolutions yet?
I, for one, resolve to have more fun in 2011. And, I plan on using Bud as my inspiration. Let’s face it — the kid knows how to enjoy himself! The only difference is I can’t let myself have fun at my sister’s expense. She would NEVER let me get away with any Bud-inspired antics!
If you have any resolutions that you care to share, voice your intentions for 2011 here where you will find a very supportive and friendly community at ohbrothercomics.com!
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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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.
Bud and Lily are babysitting today. One of our favorite childhood games that babysitters like to play to keep kids busy and having fun is “Duck, Duck, Goose.” It is a classic kids’ game where players sit in a circle facing each other.
One player is chosen to be “the goose,” and he/she walks around the outside of circle, tapping each person lightly on the head. As he/she taps each person, they say the word “Duck.” Those called “duck” remain seated. The real fun begins when he/she chooses the person that they want to be “Goose.”
Since the “goose” is the person who must chase you, you generally want to pick someone you think you can outrun. When you reach the intended Goose, tap him/her on the head and say “Goose” instead of “Duck.” The Goose then must jump up and chase you around the circle. If you reach the Goose’s seat and sit down before he/she can tag you, the Goose becomes It. If the Goose touches you before you can get back to his/her empty seat, you have to sit in the middle of the circle. And that is how you play “Duck, Duck, Goose!”