Friday, January 10, 2014

Leader Christmas

The Sunday after Christmas was the Leader Family Christmas.  Grandma Leader started us all out with a lunch of ham, turkey, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, dinner rolls, etc.  There was so much food.  Then later in the afternoon we were treated to many delicious sweet snacks.  After cleaning up, it was time to open presents in the basement.
 The grandkids do a gift exchange and they all started by holding the gift they had brought for someone.  Then from youngest to oldest, they had to guess who had their name before receiving a gift.

 Sam was up first and then Justin.  They were lucky that they didn't have to wait long, unlike Cara who had to go last.
 Justin was happy to get another Lego set and a few more matchbox cars.
 Ashlin received some art supplies to draw and write with.  Kamree is also creative and she watched closely.  Ashlin and Kamree are pen pals with a few letters being exchanged between them.
 Conner was excited when it was his turn.  He had to immediately take his two new John Deere toys out of the box to play with.
 We had both Nick and Jake and gave them each a freezer mug and a candy bar.  The freezer mugs were of a favorite sports team.  We also had Carson again this year and gave him a new North Carolina beach towel. 
 Erica asked for some duct tape supplies and Aunt Jodee took care of that.
 Then the presents were handed out from Grandma and Grandpa.  More new pajamas and other clothing items were found.  Next, the adults did their Chinese gift exchange with a little bit of stealing involved.
 After all the gifts were opened, everyone went back upstairs for a traditional game of Bingo.  Prizes were won and sweet treats were enjoyed.
The night ended by taking a photo of Grandma and Grandpa Leader with the grandkids that were there.  We were missing a few, but it was still a good photo.

Take care,


  1. You Leaders know how to have fun! Have a great weekend!

  2. Just catching up on your holidays. Love the kids' gift exchange idea. And, all that food!!!!!!!

  3. How did I miss this post?! It was another fun Christmas and Grandma Merina really spoils us rotten!

    Happy Hump Day!