Wednesday, April 29, 2009

here are a few of my favorite random pictures that i've taken.

Monday, April 27, 2009

ferocious butterflies....

so, i have a problem with taking a MILLION pictures and was editing them and found this one. i thought it was too funny. i took it right outside of the butterfly exhibit. check out boo's face.......should've been a sign what she thought of the flying monsters. hee hee hee!!!! never a dull moment. can't wait for the next zoo trip....think i'll take her into the bird exhibit....mwaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh haaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

p.s. some might think that seems mean but she laughs afterwards and now loves hearing the story. i will tell it to her then say, " now, do you wanna go see the butterflies?" to which she replies" NO!!!!!!!"

family caricature

we had lots of fun on our last family vacation. the kids wanted "to be made into a cartoon" and daddy said, voila. our family picture. the second one i edited and thought it was funny.... who knows?!? i always tell benito he gets dark in the summer...........


this was taken the other day on our recent trip to the zoo. both of the kiddos wanted to go into the butterfly exhibit. at the beginning there's this this nice little lady who gave us this speech about how the butterflies can't bite you, are very gentle, yadda yadda yadda. she emphasized BE VERY GENTLE, WATCH WHERE YOU STEP, YOU MIGHT KILL THE BUTTERFLIES.then, she opened the door. we walked in and butterflies were everywhere. they were flying around, landing on flowers, landing on us. (this is where you insert scary music for dramatic effect)
me:"look kids, aren't they pretty!!!"
Lil'earl:"yeah mom, let's get one to land on me for a picture!! look boo, it's gonna land on you!"
Boo: (SCREAMING as loud as possible)"AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! I DON"T LIKE FUTTERFLIES!!!! THEY ARE TRYING TO BITE ME!!!! I DON'T LIKE THEM!!! DIE! DIE! DIE! (as she is swinging her arms frantically and stopping the ground as hard as she can trying to step on them and kill them)
now, remember that sweet little lady in the beginning who gave us the talk, she started yelling "YOU ARE KILLING THE BUTTERFLIES!!! STOP!!! STOP!!!"
me: "can i take her outside to her daddy and come back in with him?"
mean lady: "YES!!!! PLEASE DO!!!!!"
now, this whole scenario only lasted only a few minutes but it was a dramatic few minutes. i've never been almost kicked out of a butterfly exhibit but now i can check that of my list. when i went back in with lil'earl the lady was mumbling under her breath and gave me the evil eye as she scooped up a casualty, by the way, she only wounded/killed 5......could've been much worse if it weren't for my quick thinking and grabbing her up. the lady could've said thanks or given me a medal for my heroic actions, but i thought i might not push it. lil'ear loved the butterflies and was mad when we left. the rest of the day he would say, "hey boo, there's a butterfly on you!!!" to which she would swing around her and then hit him and he would laugh. ahhhhhhhh............ brotherly love!!!!!!!

but mommy, i want a tiger

so, the other day at school boo got to pet a REAL, LIVE baby tiger!!! in her words, "it was so tuuuuuuuute!!!(cute) can we have one, pweeeeeeeeese!!!!!!" this is the same little girl who tried to kill butterflies at the zoo because they were flying around her and were "scary". sometimes kids' logic crack me up!!

Friday, April 24, 2009


here's a recent pic of boo at her easter party. it's a shame she's so shy and doesn't like the camera.

car show and blues brothers

last weekend lil'earl and papa went to a car show with papa.he had lots of fun and met the "blues brothers"....."mama, they were the real ones!" ;) he also had fun cleaning the car and said they should've got a trophy. i say papa should be ashamed of CHILD LABOR!!!! ;) if only he cleaned his room ...........

Thursday, April 16, 2009


alas, our 4 legged friend now only has 3 legs. he had a freak accident last week and got his leg tangled up and cut the ciculation off. we tried to save it but were unable. his surgery was tuesday and he came home from the "hospital" yesterday. never a dull moment at hacienda hernandez.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

over spring break last week we went to south texas to visit MIL's family and took kids to San Antonio zoo. here are a couple of pics. of course, I have LOTS more and if you want to see, email me and I'll send you the wal-mart link.

grandma billye's house

so, a couple of weeks ago we surprised Grandma Billye with an overnight visit. we had fun and the kids can't wait to do it again.

Monday, April 13, 2009


lots of happenings here at hacienda hernandez but for now, a few pics of kids in their easter outfits. notice the swooshing effect on boo's dress, she's showing you how it swooshes and lil earl is sporting his new boots.

Friday, April 3, 2009

lobsters and safaris

so, lil earl had his program "under the sea" and he was a lobster(thanks grandma
for making it). he was the coolest lobster there. boo's pictures are from her recent reading safari at school.