Saturday, September 18, 2010

Football Firsts

Luke is playing flag football with a bunch of 1st and 2nd graders this year. At first he wasn't quite sure what to do, but he is fast. Probably one of the fastest on the team. But he is also the smallest, by a lot. Needless to say he is targeted a lot as "easy to push over". Usually coach has him on defense so he can hang back and chase the kid who breaks through the line and grab his flag. He is getting better and better at it too.

Last Saturday, while we were at the fair, he made his first touchdown. Here is how it went, so I am told. He was playing quarterback, which was also a first, and he called the play, got the ball and dropped back to hand it off as they had planned. Well the kid wasn't there, Luke saw an opening so he ran for it and went straight down field to the end zone.

No one could catch him and he scored! Then he did it again for the extra point. This was also the first time he has ever touched the ball in a game. The season is short...only 3 more games in 1 more week and and we are done. It has been a great experience for him though and he is really learning the game. Just add it to the list of sports he is quickly becoming good at. He is a Hansen through and through when it comes to natural ability. Heaven knows he didn't get it from me!

Friday, September 10, 2010

I LOVE Picasa

So I just have to give a shout out here to Picasa. It has the most amazing features that I have been wanting in a photo organizing program...if one existed, until recently I was not sure it did. It does the coolest thing. When you label a face in a photo, it will go through ALL (yes all, it is a lengthy process) your photos and use facial recognition to determine where that face shows up in them. Pretty cool and super fun to watch. It is not always right, but it gives you the opportunity to confirm or reject a picture before adding it to a folder. The funniest thing is watching it choose Luke or various cousins when it is looking for Clark. It just proves how strong genetics can be!

I have used Picasa randomly for the past couple years, but not until my friend Shalah posted about this awesome feature did I realize how truly great this program can be. Her post is so informative too! I wish you had access to it, but she has gone private. All I can say is load it on your computer, it is free and it will organize all the randomness into what really matters...PEOPLE! It does a lot more too, but for me this is the deal cincher! I love it and I love finding all my cuteys pics in one place!

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