Can you believe school is starting up already? It seems like this summer flew by (although I'm sure it felt that way to my kids more so than me)! One minute I'm emptying out their backpacks from the end of the school year, the next thing I know I'm filling it back up with all new school supplies. I always dread the "school supply" shopping trips. It seems I pick the same day as everybody else in the free world when taking my kids to get all their stuff. No matter what day of the week or time of the day, it's always packed. I have learned a valuable lesson over the years - never take all your children at the same time! If you take them one at a time it's so much easier, physically as well as mentally on both us and the kids! Whatever happened to a kid needing good old fashioned number 2 pencils, crayons and a couple of 2-pocket folders? My gosh now it's mechanical pencils, highlighters, 5-subject notebooks college ruled and 3-ring binders - and that's my kindergartners list! Actually I'm kidding about that but it is amazing how times have changed from just being excited about coloring between the lines. Times have changed with Halloween costumes as well. When I was little my sisters and I always wanted to be beautiful princesses for Halloween and my brothers were always superheroes. Today instead of just Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty to pick from girls can be a Renaissance or Butterfly Princess or to the other extreme a Vampire or Devil Princess. The options are endless! So whether you want to get out there and keep up with the changing times by wearing some of the really cool up-to-date costumes or if you're more like me and still like the "old-school" costumes, you'll find everything you need here at Halloween Express!