We haven't celebrated Halloween on October 31st for a long time. Nor have we trick or treated in the dark for that matter. WI always scheduled our trick or treating on the Sunday before Halloween from 1-4. We always thought it was so odd but looking back it was genius for a few reasons. 1. I was able to get decent pictures and video because it was during the day. 2. It was always on the weekend so there was time to prepare. 3. It's much easier to keep track of your kids in the daylight.
This year we were invited to a potluck block party which was tons of fun. Thanks Jen! We had a good meal, and then headed out to trick or treat around their neighborhood. After we were finished we had treats and watched a movie, drive-in style. E & C were loving it. C refused to get into a costume for the trunk or treat at church but I managed to force him into his costume from last year. He cried for a good 5-10 minutes but eventually forgot about it. As you can see he's grown a few inches since then - it's short on his ankles and wrists. He still looked way cute though.