The kids were excited to run around the barn while we were waiting for the cow. Eventually, she was ready and they all got a little lesson in animal husbandry as we watched the cow deliver a calf (with a little help from my dad). I have actually helped pull a calf before, but it's a slightly different experience when you're pregnant and/or have ever given birth yourself. Poor cow. Unfortunately, after seeing a successful birth, we discovered that the calf had a rare birth defect which caused it to bleed out shortly after birth so we had to whisk the kids away to another activity.
After supper, we headed to the new pool in Hull and had a nice time cooling off. Ryan was a little apprehensive of the slide but mostly liked paddling around in his life jacket. He had a great time playing with Emily and Lincoln during the week and was sad to see them go! Thanks for coming to visit!