We went to the park over the weekend and Landon actually came within 5 feet of a stranger. A little boy 2 years and 8 months old came with his father and was sliding down one slide and Landon went - of his own free will - and slid down the other slide. He is totally making progress in the shyness department. He still wouldn't speak to him, but at least he came within playing distance. Also, that little boy got to the end of the slide and jumped off every time. When they left, Landon felt the need to try.
We have our own personal Sid. She may be canine and answer to "Feenie," but she's pretty destructive when she wants to be.