Good thing he's so darn cute!

By Melissa Willets

Remember Utah dad Alan Lawrence? He's the father-of-five who turned his infant son Rockwell into a living Elf on the Shelf this Christmas; he's also behind the viral series featuring photos of his other son Will (who has Down syndrome) "flying" through the air.

Well now Lawrence, whose blog is aptly called That Dad Blog, is back with a little something to make you smile this St. Patrick's Day. This time he has turned Rockwell into a mischievous leprechaun, and photographed the now-6-month-old basically turning everything, including the family dog, green, in addition to a variety of other naughty deeds.

If you're like me, you're probably wondering, "How on Earth is a baby that young able to stand on his own?" Well, he can't. Lawrence admits he holds Rockwell in each of the shots, then edits himself out using Photoshop.

You may also be thinking, "Man, that little red beard is beyond cool." Well the art director, web designer, and photographer dad told that finishing touch almost didn't happen. "When you search for orange beards for babies on Amazon, the results are not awesome," he said. "At the very last minute we ended up finding some fluffy fabric that looked perfect." He added: "He doesn't mind the suit, but is not a fan of the beard—he drools a lot and it always manages to get in his mouth."

My favorite part of these photos is Rockwell's smile. If that adorable little grin doesn't put you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit, well, you're bound to get pinched this March 17th!

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.



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