I showed Rafaella the on camera picture I took of the macaws the day before
To communicate with Rafaella I did the caveman grunts and pointed to things because I know zero spanish and since I had only heard her mom speak english I assumed Rafaella didn't speak english. Imagine my surprise an hour later when I learned she spoke english and spoke it VERY WELL.
From that point forward I spoke to her in english and asked her questions and learned she's about the same age as my neighbor and niece. I got my first penpal when I was 10 years old and thought the three of them could also be penpals and got Rafaella's address in Peru.