This year we chose carving pumpkins to carve instead of cooking pumpkins. It made all the difference. Those cooking pumpkins are tough little things.
The kids scooped out all of the "gross" stuff and then drew on the pumpkin what they wanted Jon to carve. It was hilarious, but since it was all for them I figured it didn't matter what the poor pumpkin looked like.
Not sure when or why the shirt came off.
The finished product!