" i absolutely LOVE them!!!"
They're good, but I suspect you're a bit biased.
I like the unusual viewpoint of the second, and can see it as part of an editorial series on the subject. Not so sure as an individual image, other than for family members.
The first seems stronger as a solo image. I personally think you could crop a touch off the bottom and the (viewer's) left side, and PS out the feet at the top to improve the image. That last (the PS) I'm not so sure of, as it reduces the context - but I don't think the little glimpse of feet really adds anything.
Pretty good exposures and ya got a nice eye, looks like. Keep at it.