For Halloween this year we went as characters from Alice in Wonderland!
Miles found out I already had an Alice dress, so he picked out what each person would be. We ordered Miles' Cheshire Cat costume online, pieced together Brad's white rabbit from mostly things in his closet (I also made him a vest), and I made Matilda a red queen costume.
At the kids' current ages, the best we can usually do for a family photo is to take a ton of selfies and see if one might turn out. It also makes for really fun gifs.
Brad bought a new small camera in October, and this was one of our first times to play with it (hence all the out-of-focus photos.) It has a screen that you can flip up so that you can actually see yourself when you are facing the camera. It works great for selfies. When he was setting up the self-timer mode, he found a way for it to take multiple photos in a row without having to press the button to set it off each time.
However, we didn't realize until we loaded up the photos that it also apparently was filming a video documenting the time in between each photo. It's super awkward but funny, so...enjoy.