On June 1, 2010 our two year old, "Little Air Bear," was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Type M7. After enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Hospital, Erin is now in remission and living a full life at home with our family. Her strong will and constant happy smile is an inspiration to us all. Through our difficult circumstances we found great strength and peace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for checking in on us.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pictures, Cookies, and Potty Training

I have hardly baked for well over 7 months.  Some of our past family traditions have included baking sugar cookies at Halloween and Christmas and taking them around to our neighbors.  But, with Erin's cancer, that never happened.  The kids have been begging me (for months now) to please, please, please make cookies.  Well, we finally did.  We all wore our aprons and took turns rolling and cutting out sugar cookies. 

Erin had a blast. 

Erin has also been very interested in potty training.
She has been ready for quite some time, but with all the chemo and hospital and then the holidays we just felt it was much easier to have her in diapers.  When she was in the hospital, they monitored her pee output day and night.  During chemo, they changed her every 2 hours.  It would not have been cool to make her get out of bed and pee in the middle of the night, every 2 hours.  So, now she's finally getting to be a big girl on the potty.

In this picture she says, "YAY, I did it!"
(Oh, and we just love the $4 potty from IKEA.)

We are SO GRATEFUL for life!


  1. Wait. You are done with diapers??! What has it been, like 5 years? Congrats!!
    No more chemo, no more diapers what a great feeling!

  2. Yay for Erin...and you. I love the potty seat from IKEA as well. I keep one in the van too. :)

  3. Dont you just love baking with your kids...I do. Its great for the soul but its been bad for my waistline. New Year's resolutions renewed after each batch!

  4. Congrats to Erin!! P.S. Those cookies look good! Can you send some to me? :)

  5. Hooray! I love to see these posts about "normal" things. :) Baking is so fun when you get everyone involved.

    And yay for no more diapers! :)