My favorite festival in Mainz (and let me assure you, there are plenty!) is the Wine Festival (Weinmarkt), which takes place in the Volkspark every year in late August. It is a beautifully lit festival which offers wine, games and lazy afternoons.
Blaise loved riding the carousel (over and over and over again)!
Kate had to watch this year, but next year she'll surely be a happy little firewoman!
Another thing that makes this festival so special is the comfortable seating. Wine boxes with cushions are placed all over the park so you can relax with your preferred wine.
There were a lot of activities for kids - including painting, which Blaise enjoys! He painted a shield and a dinosaur.
There are a few stages with live music, but here is a funny little parade that caught Blaise's attention.
And now we come to the part where my heart swells. I am amazed on a daily basis by these people I call my children. On this day Blaise amazed me by joining the party and playing his little heart out. These (quite a bit older) kids were playing with a boomerang and Blaise crashed their party and ran and ran and ran. He just wanted to be part of it all.
At one point he even got his hands on it and the kids had to negotiate with him.
This next shot is my favorite - I can just hear him saying, "got it!"
I think he had fun...
"You stand there"
He got to throw it!
I have to say, these kids were very tolerant and it was so much fun to watch Blaise try to be a big kid. Finally they took off for greener pastures and Blaise followed with even looking back. Jan had to go get him.
Don't grow up too fast, Buddy!