The long summer days are coming to an end, the kids are back in school and autumn is in the air. That can only mean one thing - Halloween is coming! We have a bunch of big Oak trees in our backyard and I can't believe that the leaves are starting to change color and beginning to fall already. The official first day of fall isn't until September 22nd, so it seems a little early yet, but since autumn is my favorite time of year I'm not complaining. I love when the weather cools down, the leaves change beautiful shades of orange and yellow and the start of one of my other favorite things - football season! Go Bengals! Labor Day weekend is upon us and I consider that the unofficial ending of summer - the last big bang! Since a lot of people are off work on Monday, Sunday is a big day of picnics, parades, family get togethers and neighborhood party's. The weather here this weekend is supposed to be beautiful in the upper 80's so I'll be having my family and friends over for a little swimming, a little barbeque and a lot of fun! Did you know that Labor Day is always the first Monday in September and is created from the labor movement and dedicated to the achievements of American workers? It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the prosperity and well-being of our country. Therefore, it is appropriate that the nation give recognition on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom and leadership - the American worker -white collar, blue collar or no collar, every worker should get a pat on the back! Labor Day also kicks off my official count down to Halloween - 60 days and counting! Now is as good of a time as any to not just think about what you want to be for Halloween, but get out there and start ordering. HalloweenExpress.com sends out some discount coupons to everyone on their email list. If you haven't signed up yet click here: "sign up now" or go to our home page, scroll down and click on the orange "sign up now" icon at the bottom left hand side of the page. If you're like me and love football check out some of our great football costumes for men, women and children. There's something for everyone! Happy Labor Day!!