I have to admit, Halloween has never been a favorite holiday of mine. I have a lot of bad childhood memories of the day (not worth rehashing; suffice it to say, one example is that my mom rarely let me wear the costumes I wanted and usually went a cheap route which resulted in my feeling uncomfortable and/or being teased by other children), and we got candy regularly from my grandmother during our childhood, so that part of the day didn't make it special for us.
As an adult, I've rarely dressed up because I lack creativity. I don't particularly like horror movies. I don't enjoy decorating for any holiday, and Halloween is no exception.
MM, on the other hand, loves Halloween. It's his favorite holiday. So I've tried to make a bit more of an effort to get into the spirit of the holiday since we've been together. I've dressed up two of the past four Halloweens (once as a "naughty nurse" and last year when I was pregnant, we went to a costume party dressed as Mary and Joseph). I've carved pumpkins and bought a ghoul for the front walk.
Time will tell whether AJ & MJ love the holiday as much as their dad. For this year, they will be dressed in their skeleton costumes to help us hand out candy to the neighborhood children, and their grandma and grandpa will be coming up to see them (and take photos of them in costume, no doubt).
Trick or treat. Stay safe out there.