By Meghan Overdeep
Updated Aug 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Candace Cameron Bure and Natasha Bure - Lead
Credit: natashabure/Instagram

They grow up so fast! It seems like just yesterday that Candace Cameron Bure debuted as D.J. Tanner on Full House, and here she is celebrating her daughter Natasha's 18th birthday.

The busy mom marked the occasion with a sentimental message for her look-alike little girl on Instagram and got a bit nostalgic about how much she has grown. Honestly, who could blame her?

"My little pumpkin turned 18 today!! Happy birthday @natashabure," The View co-host captioned a baby photo of Natasha. "I wish you could stay this little forever, but you'll always be my baby girl."

A few hours later mama Bure, 40, returned to Instagram with another more recent photo of her stunning daughter taken for Nation-Alist Magazine. "It's hard to believe this one is mine," she mused. "Happy 18th birthday @natashabure!! Mama loves you."

The standard for birthday celebrations in the Bure household is pretty high. When Candace turned 40 in April this year, Natasha (who is an aspiring singer and model) treated her mom with a surprise musical performance on an episode of The View that left her crying with joy:

Although Candace didn't surprise Natasha with song and dance (as far as we know, at least!) we're sure the Bure family marked her milestone birthday in other adorable ways.