I don't remember Halloween being such a big deal when I was little or lasting for so long. My kids always get so much use out of their costumes during the month of October with all of the pre-Halloween festivities that the costumes usually look quite used by the time Halloween actually rolls around. I do remember trick or treating when I was little and all of us emptying out our pillow cases when we got home to see who got the best and most items (and always looking for that hidden razor blade inside the apple), but I don't really remember any of my costumes. Guess I'll have to dig through my mom's pictures to help stir up some memories.
We just got in from a beautiful (warm, with a little wind and rain) evening of trick or treating. We started the night with a neighborhood get together/dinner at the Wilko's house. Which is always a great time with all the families.
The hosts of the neighborhood get together--looking GOOD!!