This morning, Elle invented a new way to find mama when she's not in the house (or state, for that matter). After toddling around all the rooms of the house saying "Mama? Mama?" and satisfying herself that mama was in fact not in any of her usual hiding spots, Elle sat down with me on the couch and uttered the following: "Mama? Ta-dah!"
Poor dear — me thinks she thought the pronouncement of the magical declaration would pop her dear mama out of some hat right there in her own living room.