We have lived ridiculously close to the Santa Anita Race Track for a year now and every time Jake and I drive by it in the car we talk about going to a race one day. Today was opening day for this season’s races so Jake surprised us with tickets and we were off to the races.
Lila fell asleep for her nap right when got there so for the first hour we explored all around the race track. It felt like we were transported to another era. There was an underground hall packed with people that looked like they have been coming here since they were children. Since it was my first time I didn’t know what to expect, but I saw very quickly this was a huge part of a lot of peoples lives.
Our tickets allowed access to the family zone which had a giant playground for children to play, a few different bounce houses, and even horsie rides. The whole time we were walking through it I was so bummed Lila was missing all the fun. When she did wake up we took seats in the shade and let her watch the horses run by. She was cheering them on saying, “Go horsie!” It was so cute. When we first came in I got her a giant stuffed animal horse because I knew if she woke up to that she would love it and sure enough her reaction did not disappoint.
When it was time to go I busted out my new favorite must have with baby, a ring sling. We got this one from Wildbird and each time I use it I wonder how I haven’t used it sooner on my baby wearing journey. This one is a single layer ring sling made from 55% linen and %45 Cotton. It’s completely adjustable and carries newborns to toddlers. I chose the Linen fabric because linen is made from flax, one of the strongest natural fibers. Linen is also the most suitable fabric for hot temperature because of it’s cooling and refreshing effect. They offer a few different fabrics so no matter your preference or climate there’s a sling for you.
My favorite part of this new must have is how easy it is to transport. It easily wraps up and fits inside my diaper bag so well that I sometimes forget it is there. I still love our baby carrier and owe all of my handsfree naps to it, but now that Lila likes to walk on her own when we are out it is nice having a way to wear her without carrying a bulky carrier.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!