Daddy blogger turns 4-month-old baby into real life Elf on the Shelf

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A Utah dad has turned his baby son into a real-life Elf on the Shelf.

Alan Lawrence recently came up with idea to help celebrate the holidays by dressing up 4-month-old Rockwell as the notoriously naughty holiday character.

For the weeks leading up to Christmas, Lawrence has posed little Rockwell in various acts of holiday mischief, snapped a photo and used editing software to take himself out.

To see all the adorable photos, scroll through the gallery below;

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We woke up this morning to find an elf in our family room. Our neighbors seem to think he is part of the "Elf On The Shelf" program but we are still not sure. He doesn't talk, just sits around watching us and eats all of our food. I'm just glad he's wearing a diaper. If anything changes I will let you know. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
So the elf is still hanging around. I made pancakes this morning but we had to eat them without syrup because he wouldn't let us touch it - just sat on our bananas and watched us eat. Hoping to get more answers today about how long he plans on staying. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
Okay this elf needs to go back to the Candy Cane forest or wherever he came from. Today was the second day Wil misses his nap because this elf woke him up to tell him Narwhal jokes. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf #wilcanfly
"I could totally let you drive Santa's sleigh, I do it all of the time." Our elf is such a womanizer. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
Tonight was the first night the elf ate dinner with us. He never broke eye contact with me the entire dinner. I asked him repeatedly to get off the table but he would just throw noodles at me. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
Third time telling this elf not to put cookies in the VCR! He is fascinated with jamming them in there. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
The elf has been a huge help wrapping gifts this week, but I was not as grateful when I stumbled to the bathroom in the middle of the night and found this present. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
Flipped on the lights and caught him red handed. Somebody needs to start earning his keep around here. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
So I ended up taking all of the syrup and candy canes out of our house hoping this elf would leave but it only made things worse. He deliberately let me read his report to the big man tonight as a scare tactic. "Dear Santa, They have not been feeding me enough sugar." I think he is serious about sending it. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
Tonight we left the elf all alone in the house for the first time. It was very nerve racking for me. I was so happy to pull in the driveway and not see my house on fire. The elf wouldn't stop bragging about beating Godzilla at every game we own. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
This time the elf has gone too far. Tonight he waited until I had my eyes closed washing my face in the shower, then snuck up and started singing "Joy to the World" at the top of his lungs. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
Every morning the elf insists on throwing marshmallows at me while I eat my sugarless cereal. I don't like marshmallows in my cereal, I'm not four years old! #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
The elf told me that he needed to borrow my phone to make an emergency call to Santa. When I got my phone back I noticed there were no outgoing calls but my camera roll was loaded with selfies (which he referred to as "elfies"). #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf #elfies
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"My wife and I have never done Elf on the Shelf, but we've always been fascinated by it," Lawrence told USA TODAY Network.

Lawrence, a father of six and daddy blogger, said the idea came to him around Thanksgiving.

"A family member told me, "He's like a little elf,'" Lawrence said.

"So, we decided to make it a reality."

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Now Lawrence has posted about a dozen of the playful photos on his blog and various social media accounts, including Instagram.

Rockwell has been caught shoving cookies into a VCR, throwing marshmallows at his dad, toilet-papering the Christmas tree and playing Connect 4 with Godzilla, among other infractions.

"I'm just glad he's wearing a diaper and I pray that he knows how to change them," Lawrence joked on his blog.

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A view from backstage at the Rockettes prepare to go on stage during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage as Santa Claus, played by Charles Edward Hall, prepares to go onstage during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015.The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage as the Rockettes prepare to perform their Rag Dolls number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage as sheep are put into their position for the The Living Nativity ' during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage as the Rockettes prepare for a number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage as a member of the stage crew hand slaps, as the Rockettes prepare to go on stage for a number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage as the Rockettes prepare to perform their Rag Dolls number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockettes perform their Rag Dolls number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage as the Rockettes perform during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage as The Rockettes perform a number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage as Santa Claus, played by Charles Edward Hall, prepares to go onstage during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015.The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage of Santa's chair during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage as the Rockettes perform during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage during the The Living Nativity ' during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage the Rockettes dressed as 'Wooden Soldiers prepare to go on stage during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockettes prepare to tumble down in the 'Parade of the Wooden Soldiers' during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockettes tumble down in 'Parade of the Wooden Soldiers' during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockettes tumble down in the 'Parade of the Wooden Soldiers' during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage as 'Santa Suits' for a Rockettes number hang on the rack at the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage as costumes for a Rockettes number hang on the rack at the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage as the Rockettes prepare to go on stage during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage as The Rockettes prepare for their opening number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage as the Rockettes prepare for a number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage the Rockettes dressed as 'Wooden Soldiers prepare to go on stage during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage of the Rockettes performing the 'Parade of the Wooden Soldiers' during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockettes perform their Rag Dolls number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A view from backstage as The Rockettes line up during a song during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Backstage as a camel for the The Living Nativity ' prepares to go on stage for a number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage as Santa Claus played by Charles Edward Hall prepares to go onstage during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rockettes perform their Rag Dolls number during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A view from backstage as performers in costume wait to go on during the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall December 2, 2015.The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been hosted annually at the Radio City Music Hall since 1933. The 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place from November 13, 2015 through January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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