Halloween costumes were easy this year; Mary did a repeat of Dorothy with the costume I made for her a couple of years ago (I made it big for that reason... all that work!), Jack wore his Indiana Jones costume from his birthday party earlier this year, and Collin wore some of Jay's Darth Vader gear, adapted for his smaller size. They were pleased with how they looked (and received lots of compliments) and had a great time trick-or-treating.
Too much candy?
Several years ago I learned a great lesson about Halloween candy from my sister; let them eat as much as they want (that night, the next morning).... they either eat it all and then it's over and you don't have to deal with it anymore, or they get sick of it and throw the rest out. Brilliant!