I would love to have time to make amazing scrapbooks and memory books for my kids (and me) to enjoy as they get older. However, I know I don't have time for that and all I would get is frustrated with how behind on it I am. So, I compromised. Every year I have a calendar made for each of my children. Each month has a favorite picture of them from the previous year. I hang these up and every week or so, I write down things they have done (appointments, play dates, movies, games, etc.). I also write down interesting facts about them (funny sayings they have picked up, a new movie/book/show that they love, etc.). Even though they are still young, I have already smiled (and cried) reading their calendars from just a few years ago. I can only imagine how much these will mean to me when they get even older.