We weren't quite sure how this was going to work since we didn't know how Amanda could really be involved in putting up the lights (or even if it would be dangerous for her to be underfoot with Jeff up a 30' ladder!). But as it turned out, she slept through almost the whole thing. When she did finally wake up, we were just putting the lights on the hedges, so she helped by holding the zip strips in her pockets and handing them out as needed. We kept all the lights off until the end so we could see the look on her face, and it was worth it!
Yes, that's a snowman on the roof! The neighbours must officially think we're nuts!
(We had to knock the foot of snow off the hedges to get the lights on, but there are still a few snow chunks showing!)
When asked what her favourite part was, Amanda said "the snowman and the lights". :)