Emily greets the Richardson’s dog. She calls the Richardsons her “second family,” and their home is the meeting spot to carpool to the concert.
Emily and Teresa had business cards made for Emmy’s Shimmies and have several placed on their display at Watson & Co.
Emily helps serve lunch at St. Paul Catholic School. She makes sure the students get the dessert and flavor of milk, regular or chocolate, they want.
Emily browses The Loft, a boutique on the public square, after getting her favorite coffee drink, an iced caramel latte, at the coffee shop next door. This is a morning ritual on the days she works at Watson & Co.
Emily fist bumps her piano teacher, Laura Kiper, 41, after playing “My Heart Will Go On” during her lesson. Later in the lesson, Laura tells Emily, “You’re way better at this famous thing than I am,” acknowledging the camera in the room. “I know,” Emily says. “I knew you would be,” Laura replies back.
Emily checks her phone in between BTS music videos she’s been watching in her bedroom.
Teresa straightens her daughter’s headband while Emily threads beads onto thin wiring to make a bracelet. “We believe she was given to us to share with others and educate people on Down syndrome,” Teresa says.
Teresa and Emily catch up with Shalee Watson, the owner of Watson & Co., during one of their shifts at the store. The two work there once a month, and Emily uses the opportunity to make more Emmy’s Shimmies inventory. They tell Shalee about the Carrie Underwood concert they went to earlier in the week.
The Lush family celebrates Rodney’s birthday over breakfast at Farmer’s Feed Mill Restaurant in Leitchfield. Rodney is Emily’s father, and the family gathering includes her brother, Layton, and Teresa.
Brandy Weedman, a special education teacher at Grayson County High School, embraces Emily. They’re excited to hit the road for Lexington, where they’re seeing Carrie Underwood in concert.