I don't do this every time one of my children has a birthday; but when I think about it, I pick up my camera the night before the big day and snap a picture or two of them to remember them by. Because they'll never be this age again. (For example, here is David the night before he turned four and Tobin before he turned three.)
Tonight, on the eve of Tobin's 5th birthday, I tiptoed into his room after he was asleep and gazed in wonder at this sweet face.
Both are wondrous to me.
And tomorrow promises to be a wondrous day, too...of joyful, chocolate-cake making, present-wrapping, happy-birthday-singing, big-hugs-giving, birthday-dinner-preparing celebration! :)