November 30 11

Emily and her friend Samara are the perfect best friends. They are alike in so many ways, and different in so many as well. They shared a scene last night in their Wizard of Oz production; a scene I had seen them practice in our living room—and in Samara’s—about a hundred times.

Amazing.

The pair of them; Samara the Scarecrow and Emily the Dorothy.

There will be more pictures, I promise.

There will be more video, I promise.

But, just look at this face.

Just look at it.

That, friends, is the face of the child who is happiest up on a stage.

I mean.

Come on.

That face.

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  1. Oh em gee… ADORABLE.

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    Comment by OHmommy on November 30, 2011
  2. Wow! She is actually really really really really good. I mean really good! I am stunned. Where does that talent even come from??????

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    Comment by Charna on November 30, 2011
  3. Oh, honestly! I’ve never met her, yet I’m sitting here beaming with pride. She’s adorable AND fantastic!

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    ali replied on

    THANK YOU. Everyone’s comments are making me cry again.

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    Comment by Alex on November 30, 2011
  4. LOVE.

    She is such a beautiful girl, and such a natural talent. :)

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    Comment by Angella on November 30, 2011
  5. LOVE her. She was so awesome in that clip!

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    Comment by Lindsey on November 30, 2011
  6. so beautiful! she really does sing great! and YES! she truly belongs on the stage.

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    Comment by gorillabuns on November 30, 2011
  7. I die for you. DIE. And now I have chills and a tear of pride in my eye.

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    ali replied on

    AW ANGIE.

    And now I’m crying again.

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    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on November 30, 2011
  8. Haha – after that title all I can think of is Borat saying it hangs like sleeve of wizard’s robe.
    Oh ya – and our kid has talent…

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    Comment by Gav on November 30, 2011
  9. She’s really talented. Wow! Emily owns the stage.

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    ali replied on

    I know. It’s like it’s just where she belongs.

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    Comment by Pam @writewrds on November 30, 2011
  10. Her voice! She’s so confident on stage! WOW.

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    ali replied on

    She really is super confident. I wish I had HALF of that confidence!

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    Comment by Mama Bub on November 30, 2011
  11. Gorgeous. So awesome that she loves it so much! And goodness, she’s got a great voice!

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    Comment by Mrs. Wilson on November 30, 2011
  12. She is absolutely amazing. Truly. GO EMILY!!!!

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    ali replied on

    Thank you so much!
    We think she’s pretty awesome too ;)

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    Issa replied on

    As I clicked off, I thought…I need to remember her name. I’m sure I’ll see it again one day. Movies. Broadway. Something.

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    Comment by Issa on November 30, 2011
  13. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

    WAY TO GO, EMILY!!!

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    Comment by Meghan on November 30, 2011
  14. I’m crying! I’m a proud auntie! She is so amazing! And I’m so happy and proud of her and you!!

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    Comment by Kristabella on November 30, 2011
  15. Wow – I don’t usually comment (I know, I know…), but I just had to say a few things.

    #1 – Emily is amazing. She really has a fantastic voice and stage presence. Good for you for encouraging her in this passion while still keeping her grounded.

    #2 – Your recent posts about quitting your job have really hit home for me! I know I’m a bit late to comment, but I can relate in so many ways to what you are saying. I am contemplating leaving a job I’ve been with for a long time, people I really love and work I enjoy doing. But it’s just not working for my family. Scare the living daylights out of me, though! And the awkwardness – oh God, the awkwardness – it’s going to be awful! Your story has given me courage, though. Thanks!

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    Comment by Renee on November 30, 2011
  16. that smile is awesome!

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    Comment by Chantal on November 30, 2011
  17. Emily rocks that scene Ali .. Broadway star in the making, for sure!

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    Comment by Sarah on November 30, 2011
  18. wow!!! She is amazing!!!

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    Comment by LibraryGirl62 on November 30, 2011
  19. Future star right there Ali!!!

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    Comment by Gemini-Girl on December 6, 2011
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