Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a current phenomenon used to raise awareness and money to support research for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).  Even as someone who is not on Facebook and is admittedly out of the loop, I was aware of this trend sweeping the nation.  Simply put, individuals are pouring buckets of ice water over their heads while filming it and then challenging others to do the same.  This is done in conjunction with a donation, all to support research for this devastating diagnosis.  According to the ALS web-site, the Ice Bucket Challenge has currently raised more than $70 million.  For more information or to make a donation, feel free to visit the ALS web-site at  

So when we were challenged by the Bradfords to participate in this, our little family gladly accepted.  We did complete the challenge and video tape it, but as I do not know how to load videos onto my blog, I will just share a few highlights with you.

Staley was excited about Lila challenging her.  As we were getting ready to head outside to complete our challenge, Staley told me she had a great idea.  She ran upstairs and returned a few minutes later like this...

Wrapped in a blanket with her umbrella, I think she might have been missing the point.

If you were to see our video, you would get to experience:
1.  Zach completing the challenge and challenging two friends from work while Adelie is crying in the background because she wanted Staley's Dora umbrella.
2.  Staley, in true Staley form, deciding that she wanted to do her own challenge and pour the water on her arm or her leg instead of her head.  When we tried to convince her that the challenge was to pour it on her head, she dunked her head partway into the bucket (just enough to get a few hairs wet) and then decided that was all she wanted to do.  However, she did happily challenge Liam to complete the challenge that she didn't.
3.  Adelie, not quite knowing what was going on, picked up her bucket.  When Zach helped pour it on her, she cried and ran away.  She got over it quickly and then, with a little help, challenged her cousin Elliott.
4.  When it was my turn, you could watch me finish the challenge while challenging two of my brothers and their wives, all the while hearing Staley talk about alternate challenge ideas in the background.

All in all, it may not have been a picture perfect Ice Bucket Challenge video.  But it's not about perfection.  It's about doing our small part that will hopefully end up making a big difference...and looking forward to watching other people get cold and wet in the process.

1 comment:

  1. Love it!! Lila loves watching the videos and will be so excited to know staley took the challenge!