An Alex House Saturday

Monday, February 15, 2016 - By: Audrey K, Alex ‘16

This Saturday proved to be an eventful one for the girls of Alex House. We started the morning off with an in-house Valentine’s Day breakfast and concluded the evening with an skating outing with our brother house, Whittall. 

It was an early wake up for many of the Grade 12s in Alex, however, everyone was excited as in-house breakfast meant that rooms didn’t have to be #1ed - and the big draw, crepes!

As the smell of homemade crepes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, cinnamon rolls and more drifted down the hallway from the kitchen, girls from all four grades gathered in the kitchen in a hurry. As the Grade 12s took crepe orders, scrambled eggs and put hash browns and bacon on the dining table, the delight of spending time together and eating yummy homemade dishes had never felt sweeter. A guest wouldn’t have recognized the kitchen as it was covered in colored hearts, crepe batter, Nutella and sticky notes lined on the counter in a variety of neon greens, blues, and pinks!

The breakfast was amazing and it proved to run efficiently as it was our second in-house breakfast of the year. It was a great start to the weekend 

And everyone looked forward to ice-skating later that night.

At 9:45, red, white and pink shirts, skirts and pants rummaged their way through the halls and walkways of campus and onto the buses that would take us to the Kerry Park rink. After a quick bus ride everyone piled out and got his or her skates on and glided onto the ice … though everyone wasn’t that graceful. It was great to see everyone work together to keep his or her friends from falling on the cold wet surface. In fact, some of the hockey boys in Whittall got Julia out on the ice in her wheelchair pushing her around the rink… it was great to see the family working as one!

Though some had a more successful ice skating experience than others it was clear from the mile wide smiles on faces that it was a great way to end the day and bring in Valentines Day.

Thank you to all that helped with breakfast and made skating something to remember!

Audrey K, Alex ‘16

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