When you have little ones, capturing their every moment is a must! I LOVE being able to take as many pictures as I can. Being able to look back when your kids were younger...it can make you shed a tear! However, it is much easier to hold onto memories rather than trying to remember them all.
In order to do this, you should always purchase a great camera. I love having a point and shoot camera, and a SLR camera so I have the option when going places or taking pictures around the house. I have always found that my SLR camera take phenomenal pictures where digital compact camera do not even compare. Panasonic has came out with the LUMIX DMC-ZS7 that takes a compact camera to the next level. I was amazed at the Zoom feature and how close of a picture I could get with the distances I was taking them from!