Making family home movies is something that you should try to do on a regular basis. If you don’t ever set a time for it, it is easy to fall through the cracks and then you miss capturing phases of your children’s lives. It is a little easier when there’s a small child in the home, as usually you want to capture all of the new stages, from rolling over, to crawling, to walking.
However, you don’t have to wait until the big events in order to break out the camera. As kids go through phases of doing or saying particularly funny things, I like to capture the little day-to-day things I found so charming or funny. When you look back, it will be even that much more charming and funny now that they are out of that phase.
Whatever you do, make sure that you back up your movies so that you have them on a computer or a disk or somewhere else so that they are well preserved to enjoy for years to come.