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This dad just turned his toddler into the world's cutest leprechaun (VIDEO)

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Dad's hilarious photos of his baby leprechaun are pure St. Paddy's Day gold

Alan Lawrence, the creative mind, graphic designer and superdad behind That Dad Blogis at it again. In the past he's shown us how kids with Down syndrome, like his son Wil, have the power of flight and that Elves on Shelves have the capability of actually being cute. This time he's making mischief with an errant leprechaun just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

The father of six is a talented photographer and graphic designer who has delighted the Internet before with his gorgeous photos of his son Wil and his #RockTheElf photo series that features his youngest son as a real-life Elf on the Shelf. Perhaps his elfin days are behind him, though, because recently some of Lawrence's Facebook posts have showcased a mythological creature that's a little more, shall we say, seasonal?

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These aren't your typical kid pictures that clog up your news feed with cute but monotonous photos of your friends' little ones. These are next-level pictures that showcase how freaking adorable the Lawrence kids are and how talented their dad is with a camera and Photoshop.

With St. Patrick's Day coming up, you've probably already seen a ton of pictures and posts that feature parents fashioning leprechaun traps for little ones to capture and bribe the little men of Irish folklore into giving them treats and trinkets on the morning of March 17. Well, there's no word on whether Lawrence set a trap for this little sidhe, who apparently just showed up one day, ready to kick shins and take names:

We just sat down to breakfast when the doorbell rang. Apparently he wanted to make an official entrance as a leprechaun....

Posted by That Dad Blog on Thursday, March 3, 2016

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He's awfully cute, but that doesn't mean he won't resort to the usual trickery of his bearded brethren when he gets the chance...

Yesterday he told me our family wasn't "green" friendly, I thought he was referring to environmentally. #rocktheelf

Posted by That Dad Blog on Saturday, March 5, 2016

And cute clearly doesn't get the laundry done!

When I opened the door he told me to calm down because he had already run one load with green paint and it turned out fine. #rocktheelf

Posted by That Dad Blog on Monday, March 7, 2016

And while having a leprechaun around the house can clearly be very messy, it also appears to be loads of adorable fun. It's clear the Lawrence family cares very much for one another, and everyone brings something special to the table, whether it's Mom's handiness with a sewing machine (we mean, check out the details on that teeny little waistcoat!):

I have no idea what these two have planned for March but they sure have been spending a lot of time in Nikkis sewing...

Posted by That Dad Blog on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Or Dad's talent with a camera or the kids who are blessed with the gift of flight or of being really, really ridiculously good-looking. Mostly, it looks like no matter the occasion, the Lawrence family loves to laugh with one another, and that's definitely worth its weight in gold.

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Maith thú, Lawrences! This one will keep us laughing long after St. Pat's comes and goes.

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