Microfashion Monday: Stars & Stripes Style – Battleship Cove

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Where did June go?  I mean really, I feel like the summer is already flying by and I’m just trying to pack in as much fun as I can before Avery starts school!  I just realized that the 4th of July is this coming Saturday! And, of course we don’t have any plans (sad trombone)  I wanted to make sure we did something this week to celebrate the history of our country! Since we (shockingly!) had a free day this past weekend, we headed to Fall River to visit Battleship Cove.Red White and Cute Battleship Cove is a home to the largest collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world. The fleet includes five National Historic Landmarks: Battleship USS Massachusetts, Destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Submarine USS Lionfish, and PT Boats 617 and 796 and the German ship, Hiddensee, . Inside the ships are exhibits and artifacts including my favorite; “Women Protecting US” a tribute to the service of women in wartime highlighting their contributions in science, math, medicine, engineering, and technology during WWII.

Of course, Avery had to dress in her most patriotic attire…Stars and Stripes Style for girls

4th of July Style

Girls American Flag Tank – Target – $10.99 (On sale now for $8.79)

Toddler Girls Star Shorts – Target – $12-$14 (On sale now for $9.60-$11.20)

Toddler Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Sneaker – Optic White – Journey’s – $29.99

 Daisy Print Aviators – Claire’s – $8.50

The shirt is a size XS and was a bit big on Avery so I put a white cami underneath. Her shorts are a size 12m (She is 36inches tall and 28lbs)  Chopper pilotWe had such a nice day learning about our  history and what life was like aboard these vessels.  Avery learned that there was a lot of hard work involved…Turning the crankWe enjoyed lunch at Al Mac’s Galley, on board the USS Massachusetts and had fun shopping the gift shop.

While much of the history was lost on her, I think Avery enjoyed seeing the ships, as well as the exhibits inside. The ships are not great for kids who wander or run off, as everything is original, and not constructed for the safety of toddlers. But as long as you supervise, hold hands, and help them down and up the very steep ladders and stairs, they’ll be fine!

Stairing down the stairs battleship coveI recommend sneakers and NOT flip flop or sandals as there are quite a few things you could trip on, or stub a toe. Really, just pay attention to where you’re walking and you’ll be A-OK!

Hello down thereAvery (and I) had fun searching the decks of the USS Massachusetts for the escaped rats. Like this cute little girl:

Rats at Battleship Cove USS MassachusettsTen cute rats have disguised themselves as members of the ship’s crew, and have snuck aboard! We found 6, Can you find all of them? Smiley girl Avery’s Stars & Stripes outfit may be my new favorite summer style. I just love how she looks cool and comfortable and red, white and blue is one of my favorite color combinations, year round!

What are your kids wearing for the 4th of July?

Do you live in or plan to visit New England?  Check out Battleship Cove! Screen Shot 2015-06-28 at 1.30.36 PMhttp://www.battleshipcove.org

Battleship Cove
5 Water Street
Fall River, MA 02721-1540
Hours
Battleship Cove is open to the public 362 days each year.
The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. All hours subject to change without notice.
Spring/Summer Hours
(effective 4/20/14)
7 days/week: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMFall/Winter Hours
(effective 10/12/14)
7 days/week 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Admission
Adults – $17.00
Seniors & AAA – $15.00
Children aged 6-12 – $10.50
Children under 6 FREE
Active military with ID – $8.50
US Military Veterans with ID – $15.00 Active military in uniform FREE

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2 comments

  1. Jen says:

    This is so great and sounds like something hubby and I might like! Sadly, we’re too far away (I hear another sad trombone noise here). Avery looks absolutely adorable – as always. I think one of my favorite things (and what makes it awesome for kids) is the hidden rats. I’ll admit, I was a little scared at first, so it’s a good thing you put a picture. I can now sleep again. Also, I love, love, love microfashion Monday to see how precious this little one looks!
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