Miss Sparkles’ Vacation Guidebook

[Who is Miss Sparkles, you might ask? Why, she’s my fabulous niece and today’s guest blogger.]

I started my vacation with my aunt on Monday. She picked me up at my grandparents’ house, and we drove to Melissa’s house, stopping at different Michael’s craft stores on the way. I got a bunch of $1 stuff including cow ribbon and a note pad with pigs and daisies on it. Once we were at Melissa’s house we hung out for a while. I played with Damian and Maggie, and Archy let me pet him.

Then we went to Fairyland with Melissa’s nieghbor who has a toddler and brought her cousin who was my age with her. The toddler loved the slides and the playground best. It was pretty fun.
Mrs Tiggywink at Fairyland

After we were back at Melissa’s we said good-bye and went in her house for some down time. I played with cats, especially Maggie. Holding string on a stick I dragged it all around the house, up and down the stairs, over the bed, around the TV, and everywhere I could think of. Maggie chased it and followed me as I did this. We both got our excerise that day.

We went to dinner at a place called Fondue Fred. It was really great. We had meatball fondue and cheese fondue. I liked the meatball better. It was really good. For dessert we had chocolate fondue. I roasted my marshmallows over the fire that warmed the fondue before dunking them. It was delicious. I also roasted a strawberry. That was a very interesting experience. With the extra dip I made art on my plate.
Unibrow plate
I made a fcae with a unibrow, it is NOT hair, it is a unibrow.

After that Ant and I drove to her house where I met Sparky. He was a little unsure of me at first, but soon he was really friendly. I played games with him, such as his favorite, Stick, where you drag a red stick around on the ground and he attacks it. I knit a bright yellow little strip for Sparky that he loved attacking and biting. We knit, played with Sparky, and went to bed.

The next morning I played with Sparky and knit him a purple pouch on a string. In the pouch I put some of his food, treats and catnip. He enjoyed sniffing it and prodding it with his paws.

It was a lot cooler than I expected, but I had packed a wide variety of clothes. We went out and had breakfast at a coffee shop, and then we got our nails done at Rainbow Nails. I got mine a light apple green color.
Lovely fingernails
Please note the “Miss Sparkles” tattoo on my left hand.
[Note from Ant: not a real tattoo; don’t panic, sis!]
Lovely toenails
I got diamond butterflies on my big toes and flowers on my index finger.
A big toe
Lovely fingernails at close range

We went out and shopped downtown. We went in Bookshop Santa Cruz and got a bunch of teen girl magazines, we got these throughout my visit at various drugstores and other places. It was quite chilly, but despte that we had Cold Stone Creamery for lunch. I had Green Gummi Bear ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. We stopped in a bead shop and looked around and in a store that had a lot of little fun things. In there I got 2 containers of Poly Dough and a eraser with !&*@!^&* printed on it. Ant got me a little cat stationary kit that is really cute. We looked in Urban Outfitters and a Surf Shop. I got a really cute top that is light blue and has a hood and a V-neck. It has an empire waist and then goes down to my hips. It is really cute!

We hung out at my aunt’s house after that. Ant gave me some of her old yarn. I started knitting a scarf for my little cousin. The yarn I’m using is a variegated rainbow of bright colors. It is coming along good now. I played a lot with Sparky, he is such a little angel. Bea refuses to come anywhere near me. We had dinner at an Italian restaraunt, and I had alfredo sauce and pene noodles. It was very good. We watched Milo and Otis before going to bed. It was a very cute movie.

The next day we went the the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Melissa came early that morning to go with us. It was awesome. We played in the arcade first. It was fun. I did this Dance Revolution game that was really hard but fun. We went on a bunch of rides, but Ant didn’t go on all of them. Mellisa and I went on both the rollercoasters. We both liked the Big Dipper best. I had rainbow ice Dippin’ Dots. They were very good. I won two blow up giant hammers. We played more in the arcade. We won a whole lot of tickets. Mellissa and Ant were very good at Wack-A-Mole and the Jeopardy game. I liked the games where you always win tickets like Speed Demon. We had a LOT of tickets. I got a big lime green bear that is awesome. I named it Melon-Head Ho-Ho Keeper. I also got a bunch of erasers shaped like smiley faces and fruit, parachuting aliens, a mini harmonica, glitter putty, a squishy ball and a bunh of other prizes. It was awesome. I loved it.

We drove back to Ant’s house and got all my stuf in the car. I said good-bye to Sparky.
Sparky in the bushes
I miss him SO much.

We drove to Melissa’s and stopped at a McDonald’s on the way. At Melissa’s Ant made me a bed on the couch and I watched New York Minute. Maggie was at the foot of my bed and Damian sat up by my head and did my hair. Archy cuddled with me for a while too.

I had to get up at 5 in the morning to go with Ant to drop Melissa off at work because her car is at the mechanic’s place, that car has got to go, my brother keeps telling me to read the buying guide, that that would help me somehow. I got to go back to bed, though. I’m really tired, though.

Ant and I are about to head back to my grandparents’, but we are going to stop at the Spaghetti Factory for lunch and look in Half Price Books. I’ve had a great time. See ya!

—Miss Sparkles

July 11 2007 11:14 am | Cats

One Response to “Miss Sparkles’ Vacation Guidebook”

  1. clarabelle on 11 Jul 2007 at 12:06 pm #

    Hey Miss Sparkles, you have the most wonderfully long fingers! And the most wonderful nail varnish!

    I’d glad you’re having a wonderful time staying with your ‘Ant’… I’m from the UK, but I imagine that ‘Ant’ means ‘Aunt’. I wish I could know more about a load of the places that you talk about, but then hey, I’m from a different continent.

    Keep up with the knitting… you’ll get to love it!

    best wishes

    Clarabellexx

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