My Baby is turning Sweet 16…blow out the candles, baby, love mom

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Happy Sweet 16th to my beautiful daughter Briana, who is we are so proud!! You are so talented and watching you grow into such an intelligent young woman has been so exciting!! We love you so much and hope that this day will be filled with many blessing and happy memories for you.  In taking a look back at your life, at your cutest moments..lol

Baby and little Bree….

 

The working hard Bree…

 

Love with her family Bree…

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Creating memories Bree…

 

Teen Bree….

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Happy Sweet 16th Birthday!!

          

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Living with Autism…the child, the parent and the friend

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   Welcome to my world of Autism. This is my story told through my eyes as a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
   My name is LaFrieda Smith and this is my son Devon Alexander Smith.  He is now 18 years old and he is one of the most extraordinary people you will ever meet.  By looking at him, you would not be able to tell that he has a disorder but from the time he was 6 months old we knew he was special.  He has been diagnosed with a Spectrum Disorder, mental retardation with an IQ in the 50’s and is a high-functioning Autistic Teen.

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As a Child:
  When he was 6 months old, I started to notice that he was not able to keep up with his developmental chart with growth and milestones.  He sat up at and crawled at 8 months old and started walking at 13 months.  He developed a way of walking on his tipsy-toes and didn’t start to run until he was 2 years old.  With Autism, as a child, he would get frustrated with not being able to communicate with us..his speech was delayed to 5 years old…lots of babbling. He showed signs of anxiety almost everyday when he would have to learn new things.  A child with Autism is all about routine and keeping things in order.  When we would change his feeding schedule or would be somewhere he wouldn’t know where he was, he would cry alot.
As a Parent:
   When he had his 2-year check-up, I told the doctor about some of the things I was seeing.  I had an older son who was 2 years older and he did not seem to have any of the same concerns.  The doctor referred us to neurologist where they did some hearing, psychological, and senses testing and they diagnosed him with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  As a parent, you are confused and blame yourself for your child having a handicap or illness but we shouldn’t, every child is special in their own way and having limitations doesn’t make them any less special.  In the early 2000’s, Autism wasn’t very popular and people really didn’t know what this was so I took it upon myself to research it and make adjustments to my daily routine to help my son get better.  As he grew, we started seeing that not only does this disorder affect their brain processing but it also interferes with their internal organs.  One of the most common things is the processing of Dairy and Wheat.  Devon was not able to tolerate dairy and at times and wheat would cause stomach issues.

Substitutions had to be made even with products containing Gluten.  Dairy, Wheat and Gluten affected how he behaved and made his processing slow down so knowing this we replaced milk with orange juice, we went wheat-free, cereal was dry, no cheese and Popsicle instead of ice cream. In addition to being allergic to these, when he got older we had him tested for other allergens and they found outdoor, pet and other food sources.  He will always have to check labels for garlic powder and hazelnuts along with staying away from grass and all trees here in Florida.  He suffered for years with this and it is one of the many things you have to watch for in their behavior.

As a friend,

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   Through-out his school years, it was very difficult for him to make friends with the language difficulty.  He is in Special-Education classes, takes speech therapy and has been one of the most popular kids in his schools.  Straight A student, well-behaved, and loves his teachers.  So much, he used to sit with them all the time at lunch because he was non-sociable with everyone.  In his High School years it changed, he started being more vocal about being friends with others who share his interest.  He loves football, wrestling, and cooking.  Most of the time he is a loner even at home sometimes.  It is not that he doesn’t like others or us, he prefers to be by himself and take his imagination places.  He tells us all the the time he wants a girlfriend and we tell him…”In time it will come, be patient”.

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As a Child:
   Understanding his feeling growing up as teenager…why he can’t do what others do as a grown man.  Having feelings for others, being angry is common. Sense of time is lost, he is unable to figure out when something really happened.  Using phrases like, “happened last year” or “went last week” .  The time frame really was years ago or 2 days ago.  We are his time machine.  I suggested to him that he keep a calendar on his wall so he knows the days of the week and month.  As a grown man we decided that he get out there and get a job.   He got a job 3 years ago and has done exceptional at it.  He keeps his scheduled times of work on his phone and calendar along with his work-out schedules.  Being organized from day to day keeps him from being confused about what to do daily.

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As a Parent:
   Keeping him safe when crossing the road to making sure he doesn’t lose his money out of his wallet out in the world. Most children and adults with Autism are unaware of their surrounding when they are interacting and existing in the world. Devon has always been taught to look both ways before crossing the street since he was old enough to understand.  My son has always looked at the ground to avoid eye to eye contact with others which was very scary for us.  He is about to get his driving permit and we are excited for him to get it but worried about how he will do on the road. Kids with Autism avoid eye-contact. We always thought that in school, children should be not only taught the essentials for life but also the real-life survival skills needed to get them through their adult life along with the parents help.  Examples of this: How to grocery shop, cross the street without getting hit, counting money, holding a job and opening up a bank account.  Now that Devon works a mile from his house, he has been able to learn how to cross the streets properly.  Something else that came up after the job, was his ability to save money and have a bank account.  He is doing well with it and is even grocery shopping on his own watching pricing and labels with Walmart Pickup.  He was so excited to do it, it shows him his independence, which is very important for those with this disorder or any handicap.

As a Friend:
   As I said earlier, Devon is one of the most popular guys at his High School along with my other two teens.  He doesn’t go outside of school and hang out with these students, he keeps his circle small to protect himself-which is something most people do to keep from getting hurt or involved in bad things.  We are his friends for now and hopefully as he gets older he will meet some great people along the way when he gets more interests and goes deeper into adulthood.
As a Parent:
   Realizing that my teen may have difficulties in life due to his disability, has made me look at the world a little differently.  I found out alot about myself and some of the things that are flawed in myself,  watching my son learn things at a slower rate than others.  He has excelled at everything he has tried such as cooking, playing little league sports, working a job and electronics.  He has impressed me greatly on how powerful his mind works and how he can notice certain things an average person wouldn’t.  We all have things that makes us different and we must embrace them instead of hiding behind them.  If my son Devon can ask a girl out on a date or talk to a girl and carry on a conversation, we should be able to face our fears and difficulties.  Devon is going to be graduating High School May 2020 and is at the top of his class, We are so proud of him.

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Tattoos…a storybook written for the body

  Tattoos..a story written for every individual like an autobiography published that explains the road traveled by most with failures, accomplishments, tragedies, life lessons learned and thing to be proud of expressed on the body.  Most of us have our story hidden but the rest of us want people to know what we have gone through.  In many religions, it is sacred to deface the body of a human with any kind of piercings or tattoos but why deprive one of such an opportunity to express themselves.
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   In another life, people write down who they place their heart and soul with….then it gets broken, that story gets told through love quotes and a broken heart for the end…..
   Proud parents who cherish their children and want to celebrate the day they were born with names and dates over and over again..on the other side the sad soul who lost their love and life in one moment, writing numbers and symbols in remembrance….
   Believing in your country and what it stands for while being proud of who you are …making your mark on the world with being part of history, celebrating your freedom…..
   Reliving a moment in your life that you thought you would never achieve and look on as others admire your accomplishment no matter how big or small….. 
   Rooting for your favorite team and supporting them with your dedication to their organization….or keeping with your family markings for generations to come…..
  Admiring your environment and loving the way the Earth births beautiful things so you want to see this on you day after day……
These are some of the ways to write your story for the world….this is My Storybook.

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My name is LaFrieda and I am a mom of three, wife and my family is the love of my life.  I currently have 5 tattoos on my body representative of me living my life.  My left arm has my very first tattoo of my three kids names in a heart designed by me.  My second on the right leg has a tigers face on it, representing my love for animals with my children’s names under it.  My third on the left leg has another full body tiger helping me go down a road to greatness in my life.  My fourth on the right arm, success in graduating from college at 38 years old while working a full-time job and taking care of a family and last, the one on my left thigh, begun my journey to live life to the fullest despite the failures I had in life…I would get better and stronger after devastation.   Right now I am currently working on my 6th story for my right thigh…I am thinking it will have something to do with my love for music.

I am trying to decide between these two…let me know which one would be nice on my right thigh…

I sketched both of these myself…I just can’t decide which one to go with.  Which one A or B?

“Never be ashamed of your story…it is Who You Are L.S.

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My weekend as a Queen…trip to New York City

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New York City...home of the Yankees, Statue of Liberty and the birthplace of rhythm and blues- Harlem.

   This was my second visit to New York.  I visited in December 2017 with my beautiful daughter Briana, who celebrated my birthday with me and got to experience for the first time New York city in the winter time.

 

  I left for New York on May 24, 2019 on Delta airlines, which there was a delay in take-off due to a gasket that needed to be replaced.  These planes come equip with in-flight movie and television selections and also complimentary drinks and snack of your choice.  I was able to capture the CitiField  baseball field when landing in New York.

 

When I arrived, I had to call my hotel for a shuttle, which was very convenient for me not having a car.  I stayed at the Extended Stay Suites in Queens.  It was located in flushing and the hotel was very nice. I didn’t get to do sites because of the distance, if I did get around it was Lyft and ordering through Grub Hub.  I f you ever stay in New York..stay in the city..it is less expensive and you can travel by subway like me and my daughter did the first time.  

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The next day, I was getting ready for the highlight of my trip..The Valerie’s Women’s Empowerment Group 1 year anniversary Gala!!  It was exciting to meet so many women who share the same heart as I do for others.  This group has been apart of my daily life since last year and the women who made it all possible and getting such incredible women together is Valerie Padilla.  She started this group May 25, 2018 and wanted to make a difference not only in women’s lives but help those in need in her community.  Check out my post in Getting Real section called ”You are a Queen today and everyday…women-empowering-each-other-2019″

 

  I had such a great night with all these ladies.  Everything was so elegant and beautifully done.  We all ate, drank, cried, danced, laughed and hugged alot.  I was so overwhelmed by how much everyone loved one another in sisterhood and lifted each other with touching speeches and memorable moments.

A heartfelt moment where I hadn’t even got out my seat and I started crying…..

 

Loving yourself and others unconditionally…Priceless” L.S

  Valerie gave out many trophies to her Queens that were close to her heart and this is me receiving mine for being that women who inspires her and continues to do wonderful things for others. It is truly amazing how self-less she is and how many lives she’s touched

The Guest of honor Queen Valerie wears many hats but she wore her crown that night….

 

She is a dedicated mom, wife, sister, best friend.

Women’s Empowerment 1-Year anniversary Gala Group photo.

 

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   In leaving the party, I had some difficult getting my Lyft driver to pick me up in front of my address…which I couldn’t figure out for the life of me but I had these two ladies that helped me out tremendously and I thank them so much!! That is what women supporting each other is all about.

 

  The next day I was so tired but nothing is going to stop me from coming back.  I am so looking forward to what is next on journey…and the story is to be continued…..

 

Check out this group on Facebook clicking here Valerie Women’s Empowerment Group

Also on Instagram by clicking here Valerie s Women Empowerment Group

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Visit the city of New York with Times Square, Yankee and Mets Stadium, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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Family meeting for June….the winner is…

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   Okay so…no this is not my bedroom but I am showing you this because like this simple bedroom, me and my husband don’t need alot.  We have just recently gotten rid of most of our furniture in our bedroom and found that it is so much more space to spread out.     Anyway, this is the scene of where we had our May family meeting in.  We decided to make it informal this time and it was a lot shorter.  

Where we left off last month was that my daughter received the Employee of the Month!!

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She was awarded it by her brothers in May for taking care of Sage. She was exempt from chores for the month of May.  She got to choose who was Employee of the Month….

And the winner is…….

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Brian Sr.!! Yeah!! She chose her dad because he was very helpful with everyone’s chores.  As his prize he gets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday off of chores for the month of June including cooking.  So this is how he will be spending his weekends for now…..

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lol….he loves to be outside!!

This month he celebrates his 54th birthday and Father’s Day!!

So as for chores, I have simplified it to make it easier on everyone with responsibilities….

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Family meetings are a must…it brings families closer together!!

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My life as a mom…making it easier on myself

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  Moms lets face it we have way too much to do everyday and we think there is no way to make it easier…actually, I have found alot of ways to make things easier on myself.  Meet me and my teens…

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  My kids are now teens and I thought it would be easier as they got older…nope…it just gets more difficult to communicate to your family that you need help.  I have a disability, so everything I do daily centers around making sure that things get taken care of around the house.  Every once and awhile, my teens amaze me and do something without asking.  I love being a mom but I am so tired all the time.
   I am getting a lot of request from moms about how I come up with all these ideas to make things simpler in my household.  So I am going to share with you 5 tips on how I manage my daily maintenance with 5 grown people in the house….
  • Tip #1  Everyone knows that laundry is a pain and if you could do less of it you would, right? Everyday, I heard from the kids “Where are all the towels?” or “Every time I go to wash up there are no towels?”  Someone would be assigned to them and wouldn’t do them so I got frustrated with them using our whole inventory of 15 towels in one day so I reduced everyone to a lovely beach towel cloths.  My husband loves Star Trek so special ordered it, I have the Tiger because I love them, Briana has a doggy because she loves animals, Devon loves wrestling so I special ordered the All-stars WWE and Jr. has the Patriots, which is his favorite team.  These do not absorb water and can be reused over and over until they are dirty.  We only do the wash cloths and hand towels which is so much better.FB_IMG_1558746059035
  • Tip #2 Writing notes around the house…very important!!  For some reason, saying it and writing it gets two different results.  From air conditioner settings, to trash and recycle to driver safety.  We are recycling now to use less trash bags and it saves a lot of money.  If anyone has teen drivers, the S.M.I.T.H method will help in guiding them in checking the right things when getting in the car.  I came up with this when my oldest started driving 5 years ago and now I use it for my daughter.FB_IMG_155874606473120190523_112835[1]
  • Tip #3  Cleaning supplies have gone down to bare essentials.  I have found that the chemicals are too toxic to me, pets and the environment, so I only use Vinegar, Water and for tough stains baking soda.  To clean messes off counters we use the towels given to us from the Florida Tropics soccer game we go to.  Make sure you keep Clorox wipes to clean off phones since they have more germs than a toilet seat.FB_IMG_1558746069653
  • Tip #4  Kitchen cabinet organization is a must!  I had to redo all the cabinets because I could never find anything.  It helps when putting groceries away.FB_IMG_1558746074875
  • Tip #5  Last but not least…please have monthly family meetings.  We set up who does chores and talk about what is going on the next month.  Communication is important in a house with many people, always include the children’s input.  Chore charts for reminders and schedule times for work and activities are marked down.FB_IMG_1558746080218

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Here are some books available online to also help moms with making their lives a little easier….

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Awards night with fellow Bloggers…2019

Congratulations to MMMoffamilyentertainment for being nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!!!

   I am so honored to receive this nomination from a fellow blogger of mine who I have just recently connected to in the past few weeks. They have received the Liebster Award, Blogger Recognition Award and the Sunshine Bloggers Award twice.  This particular blogger I met in a group of other inspiring bloggers and loved how they posted about things that inspire them, experiences they had and giving back to their fellow bloggers by featuring them as guest bloggers who have positive messages to share with readers. This person is Charli Dee.  Check out her story at Life With Charli

“Even just a little inspiration goes a long way.” Charli Dee

Thank you so much for nominating me!!

The Sunshine Blogger Award-  

   An award given by bloggers to their peers to honor those who inspire and spread positivity through their blogs.

Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award-

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.
  2. List the Sunshine Blogger Award Rules and display the logo on your site.
  3. Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions given by person who nominated you.
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  5. Notify the nominees about their nominations.

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Questions from Charli Dee

  1. Which of your blog post is your favorite?     “The cover comes off…no more filters”  I wrote about being able to be free from having to look the way society expected me to and teaching my daughter the same.
  2. What is your favorite color?    My favorite color is Black or Red, especially when I am picking out a nice car.  I love the shine it has.
  3. What is your favorite food?  I don’t have a particular favorite because I love all food but I do have a couple rules before eating it- it has to be hot, not spicy, not moving and look good on the plate, presentation is key.
  4. Do you have a secret talent?  I recently found out that I am really good at creating ideas in my head while I sleep.  Most of my blog posts come after I have been dreaming.  I probably could write a book but I wanted to start my hand in blogging first to see how it goes..lol
  5. Which season(Spring, Winter, Summer, Fall) is your favorite?   So, I live in Florida and basically we have 3 seasons-Hot, Very Hot and Don’t Even Bother Coming Out Hot..but when I lived in my hometown Cleveland, Ohio for 35 years, I loved the Spring with fresh flowers and it was a great time to clean inside and outside of your house.
  6. What song would be your theme or anthem?  My current theme song is “I will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor.  I have been through so much in the last 6 years that I am a survivor.
  7. Who is your favorite celebrity?  Surprisingly, I don’t have one.  I am all about knowing the real person not the character they play on t.v. so I really can’t say that I love any celebrity.
  8. Do you have a favorite book?  Right now, I am trying to get into reading but can’t seem to find the time or me time for that matter to get it done.  I have 3 teens and a husband who take up most of my time. I write in my blog early in the mornings and that’s about all the time I have.
  9. Do you have a favorite movie?  Well, I actually have 3- Saturday Night Fever, Jackie Brown and Goodfellas.  I can watch these over and over and never get tired of them.
  10. Do you have a t.v. show you’re binging on right now?  I think if I can remember a couple weeks back, I watched the new show “The Enemy Within”  This is a must see!!
  11. What is the one thing you love most about blogging?  I love being able to share my life with others through my eyes.  Writing about things that are on my mind and being able to share  with others what inspires me about them.Related image

So here are My Nominees-

  1. Davis– Everything Starts With Tea
  2. Liz Deacon- Mummy Overload
  3. Nicole Obenshine- Postpartum To Powerful
  4. Carolyn Thomas- Heart Sisters
  5. Laura Wright- On the Wright Path
  6. BBB- Beauty Beyond Bones
  7. Katricia- Simply Katricia
  8. Khia Glover- Notes By Khia
  9. Laurie- Life McLean
  10. Up and Forward- Up and Forward LA
  11. Tera, Jessica and Stephanie- It’s My Crazy Beautiful Life

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Questions for My Nominees-

  1. What got you started in writing your own blog?
  2. Are you currently writing a book or have published one?
  3. What is your favorite part of the day(Early Morning, Midday Afternoon or Late-Night)?
  4. Are you able to recite the alphabet backwards?
  5. Name one thing that inspires you about being a women?
  6. If you were to travel anywhere in the world that you have never been, where would you go?
  7. What is your favorite song of all time?
  8. If you could go back in time to any year where would it be and why?
  9. Which method of traveling do you prefer(car, bus, airplane, train or bicycle)?
  10. What is your favorite dessert?
  11. If you could describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
To all my fellow bloggers…

***Thank you for being so inspiring and giving readers a chance to experience your life through your writing.

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The end of a season….123…Team

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  Lady Naughts Softball team played 16 games and had a season like no other in past years.  This group of ladies ended the season 7-9, when in previous years both JV and Varsity didn’t win games at all. The girls played hard and with a lot of heart along tears shed at some of the games.  Lakeland High School should be proud of these girls because of their determination and the way they practiced 5 days a week and showed up to PLAY.

 

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Moments from previous games….

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Scores from the last 8 games…

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Finishing the season out with 7-9 , so proud of these young ladies!! 

   On May 10, 2019, Lakeland softball coaches Chip and Mike had a Softball banquet to honor both JV and Varsity softball teams along with an appearance from Deron Collins, the Athletic Director of Lakeland High School.  The ladies were all given gifts from their coaches, were praised on their performances and exchange gifts with each other as a team to show their appreciation for one another.  Here are some of the ladies from the team all dressed up  for the banquet including my daughter Briana.

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Until next season ladies…..123 Team!!! I will Miss you

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Check out my previous post under Sports Florida on the Lady Naughts to see what they have been doing all season!!

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Recommended movie for this week…2019

   Okay, I know you all have heard about those times when you think of the worst thing in the world that can happen to you when you move into a neighborhood…imagine it coming true and you are stuck in it with no way to get out!!  Well, this week, I went with my son to see a movie that scared the b-Jeepers out of me…I definitely am not moving ever again!!  Check this trailer out from the movieThe Intruder

Okay so tell me after seeing this you wouldn’t be scared to move..lol  If you see this movie the main stars include Dennis Quad, Meagan Good and Micheal Ealy.  

Other movies that I am definitely going to see are below…check out the trailers below!!

Taking Uber driving to the next level…hilarious…lol.  This comes out July 12th in theaters with Dave Bautista and Kumai Nanjiani.
He’s a bad-mutha…shut your mouth!! This right here is a definite to see..hilarious!! It stars the original character for Shaft in the 1970’s, Richard Roundtree , his nephew in real-life Samuel L. Jackson for Shaft in the 00’s and a new recruit Jr. Comes out June 14, 2019!!
For the little ones who have fallen in love with Toy Story like my family…this will be a great movie!!  

Okay so I have to confess…here it goes…I have not watched Avengers Endgame yet..there I said it. I know it was one of the greatest superhero movies of this year but what I want to know is will this be the last one because this last one is 3 hours long…my boys saw it and loved it!! Hopefully I can get in a superhero mood and watch it from beginning to end on my own time which I don’t get a lot of as a mom…even with teens.  Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it.

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Dropping to second isn’t bad….Rays verses Yankees fighting all the way

On Sports in Florida….

   Tampa Bay Rays are now in second place after losing the last game against the Yankees which are their number one competition.

Eastern Standings:

yankee logoYankees  29-17

rays logoTampa Bay Rays  27-17

red sox logoRed Sox  25-22

blue jays logoBlue Jays  19-28

orioles logoOrioles  15-32

  Tampa Bay Rays has 2 secret weapons to close out games…but lately whether it be postponed games, rain outs or just previous poor pitching, they have not been able to fully utilize their pitching staff. I call them “The Double-Mint Twins”

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On the bright side…The Rays has been on fire with home run hitters..here are the star players…

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Brandon Lowe– (10) home runs for the season, Yandy Diaz-(9) home runs for the season and Austin Meadows-(9) home runs

Game stats for The Rays…

4/20 & 4/21
red sox logoL 4-6 L 5-6  at home (Tropicana Field) Related imagehome
4/22, 4/23(2), 4/24
kc royals logo  W 6-3 (double-header W 5-2, W 5-2) L 2-10Related imagehome
4/26, 4/27, 4/28
red sox logoPPD,  L 6-8, W 2-1 W 5-2 (Fenway )Image result for fenway park
4/29, 4/30, 5/1,(2), 5/2
kc royals logo W 8-5, PPD (double L-2-3/ L 2-8), W 3-1(Ewing M. Kaufman)Related image
5/3, 5/4, 5/5
orioles logo W 7-0, L 3-0, PPD 7-13(Oriole Park Camden Yards)Image result for oriole park at camden yards
5/6, 5/7, 5/8
Related image W 12-1, W 6-3, L 2-3Related imagehome
5/10, 5/11, 5/12
yankee logoL 3-4, W 7-2, L 1-7Related imagehome
5/14, 5/15
Related imageW 4-0, W 1-0(Marlins)Image result for Marlins Park
5/17, 5/18, 5/19
yankee logoL 3-4, W 2-1, L 5-13(Yankee Stadium) Image result for yankee stadium

In the last game, The Rays really got shaken up when one of their hitters Daniel Robertson got hit in the face by pitcher Chad Green during a fast ball.  He is going to be okay and Chad Green respectfully was removed after that pitch from the game.  We don’t know if this was retaliation from a bad hit to one of the Yankee hitters in a previous game or not but these guys need to stay focused and remember what the ultimate goal is to make it to THE END!! Good Luck Tampa Rays in the next 20 games…hopefully you will get right back on top!!

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