is how my visit with Parker went this afternooon!!!!!
We spent the afternoon outside on the playground, and it was great!
Ohhhh, mama found me!!
I love that little green eyed boy!! My afternoon with him was JUST what I needed! I can't back from it feeling energized and revived! I really had a great time with him and can't wait to go back and see him tomorrow! In a little while I'll post some videos that I took today.
Now for your opinion on the name thing....
Parker is his Reece's Rainbown name, not his real name. Since we were looking at his picture and praying about/for him for a couple of months before we decided to adopt him, we didn't really consider naming him something else, because he had been "Parker" to us for so long. Once we committed to him, we found out his birth name, and we were not crazy about it. It was the kind of name we couldn't imagine him going at home in the states, so we just thought that we'd stick with Parker.
Once we got here and met him, it turns out that his name is pronounced differently than we thought. We are now considering calling him Alik. The reason we picked Alik, is because that is almost exactly how his birth name is prounounced. In fact, Parker rarely responds when we attempt to call him by his birth name, but he has been responding when we call him Alik. SOOOOO, my question is....What is the general consenses about making Parker's name Alik?? I asked Luke, Ray, and my nephews what they thought yesterday on skype and it was a hung jury. I know that some people, cough cough, JOSH, are stuck on the name Parker, just because we have been calling him that for so long. But all this time we were calling him Parker, he was going by another name. A name very similar to Alik. Since Parker has been answering to Alik, as opposed to our attempt at saying his birth name, Josh is considering swinging his vote from Parker to Alik. Another good reason to name him Alik is that I think Parker is going to have the most difficult time with all the changes that getting a new family entail, so keeping his name(sorta) would probably help him, as opposed to getting a new name that is SOOOO different than his old name. Plus, Alik just happens to be a Russian name that wouldn't stick out in American culture. I'm thinking we have a winner here, what do you think??