Vanessa wants to be a poet and speaks in rhyme often, which drives everyone crazy.
Vanessa shares a bedroom with Mallory.
Vanessa is a slow-poke and has to be woken up 20 minutes before everyone on school days so she can be ready for school on time.
Vanessa is a daydreamer and is often lost in her own little world. She loves writing poetry and reading and is a little like Mallory.
When Mallory wrote a play based on her family, Vanessa became "Ranessa." Mallory used one of Vanessa's poems in her play.
Vanessa entered her family into a contest about having an old fashioned Christmas and won, leading to the family being followed around by cameras for a holiday season.