This year we went with the robber/burglar theme. Someone in my family may have been concerned that I promote this type of behavior. Clearly, I do not. But the kids thought it was fun and such an easy costume. Way too late to make it happen, I realized that Kenyon and I should have dressed up as police officers. That would have been perfect but I don't think of things in good time.
It was a very successful Halloween for candy. Thanks to my friend and trick-or-treat partner Jen (who always has great ideas), my kids gave up HALF of their candy to the Air Force to be used in care packages for soldiers. Brilliant. And then my sister Jane (who also always has good ideas but a little more challenging) challenged us to go sugar free for November. My kids agreed to the challenge but we are all totally scared. (we are allowing one treat a week and the weekend of Thanksgiving off) I am putting this out there in hopes that it will keep us accountable. But trust me - the fact that I have 4 bags of Halloween candy downstairs is KILLING ME!
PS - our family definition of sugar free for November is not as crazy as truly sugar free. We are just eliminating treats, candy, cookies, pop, etc. Traditional dessert and treat type items. I am not studying every label and doing stuff life that. Maybe some day.