today it was joey's turn to bring the surprise bucket to preschool -- what fun!!! he put a toy school bus (huh, surprising choice!) and an elmo in there . . . that is, after narrowing it down from the 7 things he started with (you can bring 1 or 2 items for in the bucket). he loved having a chance to bring home the bucket and has talked about little else in the 48 hours since he took it home from preschool dreaming of what to fill it with. i can't believe it's over already, he'll get another turn but not for a few months.
here are all my kiddos waiting for the bus to come this cold, dreary morning. also today is picture day at falcon, so i hope they all got inside before the rain came and made them look like drowned rats. if not, oh well, most school pictures aren't of amazingly great quality anyway so i won't hold my breath! i had to promise joe some candy to even be in this picture, thus the lack of smiles from him, but that's just the way it goes.