This Baby Elf On The Shelf Is The Cutest Thing This Holiday Season

    Cute elf + cute baby = cuteness overload!

    Utah-based blogger Alan Lawrence and his four-month-old, Rockwell, are taking Elf on the Shelf in an adorable new direction this year with a photo series featuring Rockwell as the elf.

    The photos, which can be found on his website That Dad Blog, feature little Rockwell in a series of poses that are almost to cute for words.

    Lawrence told BuzzFeed how the photo series came to be.

    We have never had an Elf on the Shelf in our home but the idea has always intrigued me. Parents letting elves in their homes to watch their kids and cause mischief.

    Then one day someone told us that Rockwell looked like an elf and the idea came to me. What if a real life elf came to live with us for the holidays and how would I react in real life to having it show up to live with us.

    Each charming photo is a accompanied by a narrative, and Lawrence said he plans to release a new photo and story every day until Christmas.

    This one reads:

    Day 2: 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.

    The stories and pics are often quirky, and always adorable

    Lawrence said that people's reactions to the photos have been positive, with many mentioning that they want to do it with their own children.

    Lawrence incorporates some of his other five children in the photos, and shares the chronicles via Instagram and Facebook as well.

    "We love sharing our family’s story," says Lawrence. "I just feel blessed to be a dad and want the world to know how fun it can be when you don’t take life so serious."