October 20th- Stella celebrated her 2nd birthday! She was excited to have new books to read, clothes to wear and an easel chalkboard/dry erase board (she doesn't know that part yet; we'll introduce her to that when she's a bit older).
October 22nd- We had a birthday party for Stella at Countryside Park. She had a blast with cousins, grandparents and her many aunts and uncles :) Curtis and I had a time making her Mike Wizowski pinata and Boo's Door cake.
October 23rd- We had family pictures with the Curtis' family. Curtis had put some 8 porkchops in the crockpot before hand (keep in mind there's only 3 people that eat solid food and one doesn't eat that much). So he invited Nathan and Jessica over to enjoy dinner :) Well I was in a hurry to get back to clean and tidy up a bit because my house was a DISASTER! For those who don't already know, I stress and freak out when people are coming over and my house is a mess. Anyway we get home and Curtis focuses on dinner, while I clean.
We put in a movie for Stella and she decides to sit on the floor to watch it. I am coming back and forth from room to room and my last time around I see Stella sticking her whole fist in her mouth trying to get something out. I start to pat her back to get it out and she's really choking!! I call for Curtis and he comes running in and starts pounding on her back and he says Ashley call 911. I was freaking out at this point, but tried to keep my cool and called 911. The lady that answered said that she would send the fire dept over. She stayed on the line with me to keep me calm and to tell me what to do with Stella. The fire dept shows and they check her air ways and blood pressure and other vitals. They decide to get her to the ER sinceher blood pressure was going down. She was coughing up blood and gettin real red.
Curtis left with her and I was left with Mr. Lincoln. Just as they drove away Nate and Jessica were walking toward the house. I explained everything told them that dinner was ready, fed Lincoln and left for the hospital. Upon getting there Stella was happy as can be and back to her normal self. She ended up coughing up the object, a monopoly piece-the hat, just as they turned the corner on the ambulance ride. She got to take an x ray and play the game room, but was ready to go home and play with Roxy and Rhett.
We are so grateful to our Heavenly Father for keeping our sweet Stella safe.
October 29th- We had our annual ward Trunk-or-Treat. We got there about half and hour after it had started and there was sooo many people there! The line for food was ginormous! Curtis only had time to get food and leave because he was throwing a bachelor party for Nick that night. The rest of the night was ok, but I really wish I had a husband there to help me with two crazy kids. Luckily uncle Nate took Stella trick or treating. All in all I hope next year Curtis can stay, I probably would have enjoyed the night more haha
October 30th- Rachel's surprise party was AWESOME! Nancy went all out for the big 1-8. There was a bouncy slide, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and hamburgers and hot dogs. Stella had such a blast playing with her cousins, aunts, parents and uncles. Oh and Kavika. Kavika is Stella's new and best pal. She adores him it seems :)
And that was our October!