31 Days of Halloween// Week Two

6:59 AM Amanda Greathouse 13 Comments

Another week of Halloween fun has come and gone! We had a bunch of rain all week that ruined our pumpkin patch plans, but we still tried to make the best of being stuck inside! 

Last Sunday I whipped up some pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies, shaped like pumpkins of course! They didn't turn out like they were supposed to, but they were still pretty good! 

 We are still waiting on the books I ordered online for Greyson, so I decided to take him to the library here on base to grab a few until they get here. The selection was pretty limited, but we happened to stumble upon some cute ones Grey really likes. 

The Jolly Jack-O-Lantern & Boo! are his favorites! BOO doesn't have any words, just pictures, but you get to say "boo!" a lot, which he loves! Shivery Shades of Halloween is a cute book too. 

 This was my attempt at a Jack-O-Lantern quesadilla. I cut before folding it in half & was obviously off! Oops! Grey didn't seem to mind though! 

 Playdough! We only have the store-bought blue right now. So I pulled it out with a pumpkin & leaf cookie cuter & had a little fun! He's learning to help push the cutter down to make the shape. I am going to make some scented, fall-colored playdough this week!

 I found Grey's skull beanie from last year that I pulled out & have been putting on him. Gotta get him used to wearing a hat since it's getting colder by the day. I get one chance & have to distract him like mad to get him to leave it on. If I try to adjust it, it's all over! 
And what's a skull beanie without a skeleton hoodie?! :) 

 We wore orange, drank out of pumpkin cups & got lots of puppy kisses !

 He's really, really into this book! I always find him sitting quietly looking at it & smiling. Our little bookworm! 

I made these beauties this weekend! Oh my goodness! Mini pumpkin cinnamon rolls! They were gone before I remembered to take pictures. 

For the pumpkin cinnamon rolls:
1 can Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1/4 cup pumpkin butter (I used my homemade pumpkin butter I made here)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the cream cheese frosting:
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk (more if you like a thin frosting)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Unroll sheet dough into one large rectangle. Spread pumpkin butter evenly over the dough. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the pumpkin butter.
3. Starting with short side of the rectangle, roll up into a log. Using string, dental floss, or a serrated knife, cut the roll into 10 slices. Place slices, cut side down, in a greased 8 x 8 baking dish.
4. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cinnamon rolls cool in pan for 5 minutes.
5. While the cinnamon rolls are cooling, make the cream cheese frosting. In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Whisk in the confectioner's sugar, vanilla, and milk. If the frosting is still too thick, add a little more milk and whisk until smooth.
6. Spread frosting over cinnamon rolls and serve! I had a ton of leftover frosting that I put in the fridge to save for when I make them again! 

Not the crazy festive week I had planned, but still pretty fun! Hoping some nicer weather heads our way so we can head outside for some pumpkin fun! 

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  1. Stopping by from the link-up. You get a giant A for all your effort :)

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  3. OMG! The puppy kisses are too cute! Our dog does that to my little one too! She giggles every time!

    1. Right?! Grey will follow the dogs around & shove his face into theirs until they give him kisses! It's really funny!

  4. Another delicious post once again!! The pumpkin shaped cookies look awesome =) hahaha, I love the jack o lantern face on the queasdilla. You live and learn with that whole cutting and folding bit. And I could 100% go for a mini cinnamon roll! Fun books, and I really love that cup I wish I had one!!
    Thanks for linking up again!!

    1. Hey thanks! The cookies looked better than they turned out! User error though! Dough & I don't always mix! And I totally thought I had measured the quesadilla right so it would be good! Oops! ;)
      Oh the cinnamon rolls are amazing! I definitely plan to make them again! I have plenty of leftover icing so I guess I need to make more to use it up, right?!

  5. Those pumpkin shaped cookies look awesome! My hubby loves snickerdoodles! You said they didn't come out right - is the recipe worth sharing? Looks like another fun and festive week! Thanks for linking up again!

    1. Thanks! I updated the post with the link to the recipe I used! I'm sure they're delicious! I believe it was user error since my silly self just started adding the pumpkin & didn't measure it so I think I used too much! Mine didn't have the snickerdoodle consistency[?] though we still ate them! ;)

  6. I have a few bookworms on my hands, too. Love it! Does your library have a request system? Our library didn't have much displayed for Halloween books so I requested a few holiday books using their online request system and I was amazed at all they had to offer! For some reason or another, I just figured this out - amazing! Just a thought while you wait for your online purchases to show up. :)

    'Oh, and t made the jack-o-lantern quesadilla for my daughter this week, too, and it turned out the same way, ha!

    Thanks for sharing your fun Halloween activities!

    1. Thanks for the tip on the library! I will have to look into that! The library system is pretty small here in Germany but it's worth looking into! If nothing else, maybe we can help get some for Christmas too!
      And glad I'm not the only one whose quesadilla turned out silly! Good thing toddlers don't really notice! Lol

  7. Love the play dough + cookie cutter idea. We haven't tried play dough at all over here yet, so that may be on this week's to-do list! And I love all the festive food. Cinnamon rolls never last long here either :)

    1. The cookie cutters were fun! He's slowly learning what to do with them. I just have to keep a close eye still since he always tries to sneak bites of the playdough still!
      And cinnamon rolls are the best! I had to convince my husband to eat the last one so I didn't! They were too delicious!