El Nino has exhibited itself in Boise as a mild winter with more rain than snow. For weeks the boys have been asking me when they could build a snowman. In January I remained optimistic that it would snow again and reassured them the opportunity would come. But last week as February was winding down I had lost hope. When a pathetic snowfall covered the ground in just enough white stuff for the boys to notice I couldn’t deny them the opportunity I had promised. We bundled up and headed out. Unfortunately it didn’t take long to realize this snow was not snow, but rather slush and a snowman was out of the question. But they still had a good time. I only lasted about as long as it took to take these pictures and then my feet were soaked and I was ready to go inside.