I can't stay in denial any longer. I have put off pulling out the kids' fall clothing as long as possible. After all, we live in south Texas, where sandals are a year round shoe. However, it has finally starting cooling off enough that pants are getting to be needed on occasion. Soon it will be long sleeves, and maybe even boots! Don't get me wrong, I love fall! My favorite season, actually. But I dread the great switch out of all the clothes. Especially in fall, it takes several hours to see who has pants that fit, etc.
So I spent this afternoon pulling out the bins of winter clothes for the oldest two girls, putting away most of their summer clothing (I can't put it all away, since it is very likely to be in the 80s next week), surveying what fits, and making a list of what is lacking. This evening I'll tackle the clothes for the youngest two. Tomorrow, the middle two. That's the plan anyway.
Last year when I did this, I wrote quite a lengthy post about how I manage all the clothing. If you are interested you can read it here. One thing that really helps me is a chart I drew up on Excel. This helps me keep straight what I still need to acquire for each girl. Of course, I need to add Ashlynn now, but I doubt she'll need too much of anything.