This is the stool that I painted for my little nephew, Henry.
And, this is the stool that I painted for my little nephew, Hudson.
I put Parker's name on the sports jerseys, but the numbers are those of some of the legendary University of Michigan players:
Baseball- Bill Freehan #11, who played for the Detroit Tigers as a catcher for 15 years after his play for "Michigan."
Football- Tom Harmon #98, who was a Heisman trophy winner, later was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII, then played for the Los Angeles Rams before becoming a sports broadcaster.
Hockey- Red Berenson #9, after graduating from "Michigan" he played professionally for the Montreal Canadiens, NY Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, and returned to "Michigan" as their hockey coach in 1984, and continues to be their coach to this day.
Basketball- Cazzie Russell #33, After playing at the University of Michigan, he played 12 seasons in the NBA, most notably with the New York Knicks. He eventually coached at the college level.
Soccer- I placed a number 2 on the soccer jersey to commemorate Parker's 2nd birthday.
I hope that Parker will enjoy his stool; I am so pleased that I was asked to paint it.
"Those who stay will be champions" is a saying that is associated with the University of Michigan football.....it's good inspiration for all of us to work hard to succeed!
Have a wonderful weekend...and Happy Birthday Parker!