Hillary Scott interviews her oldest daughter, Eisele Kaye Tyrrell, on the new episode of Country Faith Radio. The 8-year-old opens up about being a big sister to twins, recalls being surprised with their family dog, and tells an adorable story about being scared the first time her horse unexpectedly cantered. Hillary also curates a mini-playlist of songs dedicated to all three of her children. Tune in and listen to the episode in-full this Sunday (August 1) at 8am PT / 10am CT / 11am ET or anytime on-demand at apple.co/_CountryFaith
Eisele on Cantering While Riding Her Horse
Eisele: A couple days ago, last Tuesday, I cantered for the first time on my horse. And it was unexpected because a black SUV came driving past-
Hillary: When you were on your horse?
Eisele: When I was on my horse, and she saw it with one eye, and then she started cantering, and she cantered for three strides.
Hillary: And that was the first time that you’ve cantered. And can you tell everybody listening, who might not know what canter means?
Eisele: Canter means kind of like a fast trot. If you don’t know what a trot is, it’s like a horse’s run.
Hillary: Yes. A jog, right?
Eisele: A jog, like a jog. But it feels faster than a human jogging because you’re on a four-legged-
Hillary: Huge horse.
Eisele: Huge horse.
Hillary: Yes. So you felt scared.
Eisele: I felt scared because it was unexpected. And also, it was a different feeling. I’ve never done it before because I haven’t. And actually, I’m mostly proud of myself because cantering was on my list of this year-
Hillary: Yes, on your goals.
Eisele: On my goals, and I guess I can check that off because I already did it.
Eisele on Being Surprised with a Puppy
Eisele: One time when I about did happy tears, it was close to Christmas. I came back from my grandma and grandpa’s house for a sleepover. Dad and Mom said that I would have a surprise, an early Christmas present. I didn’t know what it was. I thought it was just going to be like something in a wrapper, like Barbies or LOLs or something that I like. Actually, I got home and I asked my dad if I can have my present now and my dad blindfolded me. Then my mom came in with a puppy.
Hillary: That’s right.
Eisele: A sheepadoodle. I was really surprised when I got to feel it. I was like, “It’s a puppy.” I was so excited.
Hillary: It’s not just a stuffed animal.
Eisele: His name is Boomerang.
Hillary Scott Recalls Being Proud of Eisele For Saving Up for a Dog
Just a little bit of a backstory about us getting our dog Boomerang. Eisele had been asking for a dog for several months, she’d been saving up her money. Truly the night before Chris and I were going to pick up Boomer, we call him Boomer, she and I were talking about how much money she’d saved up and how… I remember you said this, you go, “Mom if I can’t get a puppy for Christmas, can I get a puppy for my birthday? I’ve saved up $37.” And Eisele, talk about happy tears. It was so sweet and incredible of you to be thinking so much about how you wanted to get a puppy and that you were going to save your money and contribute to getting him. And it was so beautiful. And I remember you told the story beautifully. We blindfolded you, I let him kind of walk toward you on the rug in the living room, right by the Christmas tree. And he’s been such a joy. Talk about a happy thing that’s happened over the last year.
Eisele Recalls Being Told She Was Gonna Be a Big Sister to Twins
Eisele: My mom and dad took me to the living room in our old house and they made me sit down and they told me something.
Hillary: What did we tell you?
Eisele: That I was going to be a big sister of twins. I felt very excited and I screamed really loud.
Hillary: You did.
Eisele: Then we went outside and there was a donut truck?
Hillary: We just bought two donuts.
Eisele: We bought like a box of them.
Hillary: Oh yeah, a box of donuts, yeah.
Eisele: And then we each got to eat a donut.
Hillary: And then we took pictures, right?
Eisele: And then we took pictures.
Hillary: And you were holding two donuts in the picture. And that’s how we told everybody that we were not only pregnant, but having twins.
Eisele on the Best and Worst Parts of Being a Big Sister
Eisele: My favorite thing is they like when I’m funny, and they love when I play with them.
Hillary: What is the hardest part about being a big sister to twin little sisters?
Eisele: It’s that sometimes my sisters get a little bit annoying about what they’re doing, and also about what we want to watch… They sometimes cry a lot and that gets annoying.
Hillary: That’s fair. But I have to tell you, you’re very, very patient with them. You are so patient, and because they’re three and a half, right? They’ll be four in January. And so we talk a whole lot about how they don’t always have words for their feelings. And a lot of times they’ll scream instead of having words, because they’re still figuring it out. But you are incredible with them and they are very, very blessed to have you as their big sister.
Eisele Gives Her Younger Sisters Advice
Eisele: When they go to school, they have to be prepared of what they’re going to do. So I would tell them a little bit about school.
Hillary: What do you think they should know?
Eisele: They should probably know, if I knew their teacher’s name, I would tell them that. Raise their hand.